Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Biomedical Sciences

Institution    Nazarbayev University
Location    Astana, Kazakhstan
Category    Faculty-Biology
Application Due    28/02/2019
Type    Full time, three years renewable

Department of Biology: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Biomedical Sciences 

The Department of Biology of the School of Science and Technology at Nazarbayev University seeks candidates for the positions of Faculty member in all areas of biomedical sciences, but particularly in biotechnology, biostatistics, computational biology and big data in biology and health to complement existing research and teaching capacities. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research reflected by high impact factor journal publications. Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels should have the requisite academic experience to mentor junior faculty and graduate students and to manage major research initiatives.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international Higher Education.  Admission to NU is highly competitive; the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region.  SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1.

The NU campus is located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including: 

  • competitive compensation;
  • free housing based on family size and rank;
  • relocation allowance;
  • no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;                  
  •   educational allowance for children
  • air tickets to home country, twice per year 

Applicants should send a detailed CV, contact information of three professional referees, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to The academic rank will be determined according to the successful candidate's teaching and work experience and the relevant research productivity. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than February 28th, 2019. Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1, 2019. For more information please visit

Relevant websites: 
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