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Janelia Group Leader Application

HHMI is now accepting applications for group leader positions at the Janelia Research Campus. To begin, please register and log in below.

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We invite applications from biochemists, biologists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, geneticists, mathematicians, neurobiologists, physicists and statisticians at an early career stages who are passionate in their pursuit of important problems in basic scientific and technical research.

Janelia group leaders are independent scientists who direct a team of researchers. Group leaders are at all career stages, ranging from those who have just completed their PhD to more senior scientists, similar to HHMI investigators.

At Janelia, we pursue challenging basic biomedical problems for which future progress requires technological innovation. We focus on two research areas: the identification of general principles that govern how information is processed by neuronal circuits and the development of imaging technologies and computational methods for image analysis. We expect that Janelia would be attractive to people with scientific programs that could benefit from collaborators or technologies already at Janelia. We also value people with new perspectives who will contribute to our intellectual community.

Examples might include:

  • A cell biologist looking to apply super-resolution optical microscopy to their work.
  • A computer scientist interested in machine vision.
  • A physicist interested in instrument development.
  • A biochemist interested in single molecule imaging.

Janelia is now home to a growing, multidisciplinary community of more than forty research groups and four project teams. Our scientists are supported by outstanding shared resource facilities within a unique campus less than an hour from Washington, DC. All research is internally funded, without extramural grants. Janelia offers a highly interactive working environment with on-site childcare, fitness center, and dining facilities. Individual research groups are limited in size. We value research collaboration between groups as a mechanism to enable long-range innovative science and encourage the self-assembly of interdisciplinary teams of scientists. In addition we support external collaborative science through a scientific visitor program.

Review Deadlines

We must receive all supporting materials, including letters of reference, before we can consider and review your application. Applications may be submitted at any time and completed applications will be reviewed as promptly as possible; however, candidates will generally be notified of the outcome after each application review deadline (April 1, August 1, and December 1).
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