Assistant Professor in Genetics

The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey invites applications for an outstanding tenure-track Assistant Professor in Genetics.  We seek a researcher who seeks to understand how genetic and epigenetic variation affects metabolic pathways and how metabolic feedback can alter genomic function. Applicants who apply these approaches to cancer are especially encouraged to apply. Outstanding researchers in other areas that complement and/or expand our existing strengths will also be considered.

New faculty may leverage partnerships between the Department of Genetics and areas of existing strength at Rutgers, including the Cancer Metabolism and Immunology Research Program at the NIH-designated Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, other metabolomics and metabolism labs in the Department of Life Sciences, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Institute for Food Nutrition, and Health, and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. 

We are part of a vibrant and interactive research community at Rutgers, an elite research institution, topping $872 million in yearly research funding (FY2022). Rutgers Life and Biomedical Sciences includes over 200 faculty members across multiple outstanding departments and institutes.   Our 30 departmental faculty drive federally funded research programs in many areas of genetics and genomics. See for a full description of departmental research. Core resources, generous start-up funds, and modern laboratory space will be provided. Candidates will be considered for appointment to the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.

Rutgers University hosts one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as outlined in the Rutgers DEI strategic plan. We especially encourage applications from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM including women, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ scientists.

Outstanding candidates will have a Ph.D. in genetics or a closely related field and/or M.D., a demonstrated record of significant research, and the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate students in cancer, genetics, informatics, or metabolism. Applicants should submit a CV, a 2-3 page statement of research interests, a teaching statement, full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference, and a separate statement addressing ways in which your research, courses, and service will contribute to Rutgers’ commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusiveness (broadly construed).  Review of applications will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled; timely submission of materials is recommended. Applications should be submitted electronically at and inquiries made to Ms. Mary Carmona, . This position is subject to funding approval.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.