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Posted 1/23/2015

Position: Director of Biological Instruction
Employer: University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
  The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond invites applications for the position of Director of Biological Instruction, beginning August 2015. This position is a non-tenure-track continuing 12-month position. The course load is 4-4.
Description: The candidate must have an M.S or Ph.D. (Ph.D. preferred) in a biological discipline in genetics, cellular and/or molecular biology and experience in undergraduate lecture and lab teaching.  We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to and experience in evidence-based science pedagogy.  
Deadline: Application is due February 20, 2015 

Posted 1/18/2015

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Employer: NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Richmond, VA
Description: The position is Tenure track, and an important aspect of this job opening is that is a salaried position (full salary, 12 months a year); (i.e. you do not need to bring in your salary from grants). Applicants working in the field of pain are encouraged.

Posted 12/30/2014

A new research institute is being set-up in Seattle by Paul G. Allen of Microsoft, The Allen Institute for Cell Science.

The Allen Institute is about to start a major recruiting effort for researchers and postdoctoral opportunities for grad students. Attached is the fact sheet.

Click here for a link to the employment opportunities website.

Posted 12/21/2014

Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Biology
Employer: University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Description: The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure track position as an assistant professor of biology; applications from exceptional candidates at the associate professor level who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate education and research are also welcome to apply. The start date is August, 2015.

Qualifications: The candidate should be broadly trained in biology and have a doctoral degree and post-doctoral experience.  We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach introductory courses in the major, upper level electives in the candidate’s area of expertise, and courses in the general education curriculum. We are interested in candidates who focus on aspects of cellular or molecular biology and we value interdisciplinary teaching and research approaches. The candidate is expected to maintain a productive research program that engages undergraduates. We are especially interested in recruiting individuals who have experience in broadening access and inclusivity in STEM disciplines, which aligns with the University’s strategic plan (https://strategicplan.richmond.edu/). 
To Apply: Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu. Review of applications will commence February 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted 12/15/2014

Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Biology
Employer: Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA
Qualifications: The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related discipline, earned by August 2015.
Description: The teaching load will include introductory-level courses, upper level electives and a senior seminar, as well as a biology-themed General Education course. The most desirable candidates are those who use plant models and molecular techniques to explore biological systems (e.g., plant-pathogen interactions, plant-based biotechnology, or ecological restorations). Candidates should also demonstrate familiarity with innovative teaching methods, interest in team-based and multidisciplinary teaching approaches, and ability to conduct student-focused research.
To Apply: Applicants must submit or arrange for submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (2pg limit), statement of research interest (2pg limit), three letters of reference, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to facultysearch@oglethorpe.edu. For full consideration, materials must be received by 1/14/15. EOE.

Posted 12/15/2014

Position: Lecturer in Chemistry
Employer: Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA
Qualifications: The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Chemistry, or a related discipline, earned by August 2015.
Description: The successful candidate’s teaching load will include General Chemistry I and II with labs and a few electives with labs (e.g., Quantitative Analysis, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry). Candidates who can demonstrate ability to teach General Chemistry, familiarity with innovative teaching methods, interest in or experience conducting research with undergraduates, and interest in multidisciplinary initiatives are especially encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Applicants must submit or arrange for submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2pg), a research statement (max. 2pg), three letters of reference, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to facultysearch@oglethorpe.edu. For full consideration, materials must be received by 1/14/15. EOE.

Posted 11/25/2014

Position: Tenure-Track Position
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Employer: Armstrong State University
Savannah, GA
Description: Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor position available for someone with expertise in human anatomy and physiology, and/or neuroscience. 

Posted 11/25/2014

Position: Tenure-Track Position
Molecular Biology
Employer: UNC Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Description: Molecular Biology faculty to teach lectures and labs in Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and General Biology with the possibility of teaching Immunology and other related courses dependent upon background and qualifications. Expectations of independent and student-mentored research, and for service in the department, university, discipline, and community.  Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: PhD required in an appropriate biological sub-discipline along with some relevant teaching experience.  Management Preferences: Research experience with publications and potential for continued scholarship preferred.  Rank and Salary are Commensurate with Education and Experience.
To Apply: Applicants must apply via the UNC Pembroke Online Employment System at https://jobs.uncp.edu. Review of candidates will begin November 3, 2014.  For initial phase of search, please submit a letter of interest, updated C.V., and a Reference List with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to the online system.  Please mail a copy of transcripts to: Dr. Andy Ash, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372.

Posted 11/6/2014

Position: Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences (Aquatic Toxicology)
Employer: California State University
Long Beach, CA
Description: We seek broadly trained applicants investigating the mechanisms of toxicity and/or responses to toxic agents in aquatic environments at the molecular or cellular level. CSULB has a long tradition of training undergraduates and Masters students for careers in science by involving students in productive research and through a commitment to a scholarly approach to pedagogy.
To Apply: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and MS students and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience. For further information, please see attachment. Screening of applications will begin November 17, 2014 (deadline extended). CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 10/30/2014

Position: Assistant Professor
Biology Department
Employer: Portland State University
Portland, OR
Description: The Biology Department at Portland State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning September 2015. This faculty position is supported in part by a grant to Portland State University from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and record of research in biology or a closely related field, and an established scholarly agenda in science education. Postdoctoral experience in science education research is preferred.
To Apply:

Applicants should submit: (1) a complete curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research interest describing how they would contribute to the Department’s teaching program; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and (4) and three to five letters of reference. We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted 10/22/2014

Position: Assistant Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
Section of Molecular Biology
Employer: UC-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Description: This position is focused on Host-Microbiome Interactions. Candidates focusing on interactions between microbes and their host organism at the cellular and molecular levels in pathogenic and/or symbiotic settings are encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-5 references, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. More information may be found on the following website: http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/faculty.html

Posted 10/1/2014

Position: Assistant Professor of Biology
Employer: Lewis-Clark State College
Description: Lewis-Clark State College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology position. A PhD in biology or related field earned by August 2015, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education is essential. The ability to teach courses in human anatomy/physiology and general biology, in addition to the candidate's area of expertise, are preferred. Service to the college is also required.
To Apply:

Please submit a single PDF file consisting of (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement (maximum two pages), (4) statement of research or scholarly interests (maximum two pages), (5) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts and (6) and names of three references to the human resources website: https://lcsc.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please also arrange for one confidential letter of reference to be sent to: Michael Edgehouse, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Lewis-Clark State College, 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Posted 9/18/2014

Position: Faculty positions in Plant Biology and Biostatistics
Employer: San Jose State University
Description: The positions are for a Plant Biologist (emphasizing use of molecular techniques in research) and a Biostatistician.
To Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/25830

Posted 9/18/2014

Positions: Positions are open at the NIH ranging from post-doc to faculty to Institute Directors.
Description: Dr. Maggie Werner-Washburne, President SACNAS is coordinating an effort through the Office of the Director at NIH to identify individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in and competitive for positions at the NIH.
Questions To:
Maggie Werner-Washburne--maggieww@unm.edu
Regents Professor
Biology Department 
University of New Mexico
President, The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Please include a copy of your C.V. for consideration.

Posted 9/12/2014

Position title: Vertebrate Physiology
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Employer: Department of Biology
Hamilton College
Description: The Biology Department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor, effective July 1, 2015. Ph.D., post-doctoral research, and teaching experience required. The successful applicant’s teaching load will include a lab course in vertebrate physiology, a course in a related sub discipline (e.g. immunology, endocrinology), participation in a team-taught introductory biology program, and supervision of senior thesis research. (full description)

Questions may be directed to William Pfitsch, Chair, Biology Department, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323-1292 (wpfitsch@hamilton.edu).

Posted 8/29/2014

Position title: Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)
Employer: Department of Biology
Missouri State University
  The Biology Department at Missouri State University anticipates an August 2015 opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Microbiology.
Contact: Direct queries to PaulDurham@MissouriState.edu. EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability
Requirements: Requirements include a PhD in Microbiology or related area, peer-reviewed publications in microbiology and excellent communication skills.  
Duites: Teaching courses in microbiology, pathogenic microbiology, and specialty; graduate and undergraduate advisement; and externally-funded research.
To Apply:

A letter of application (including a commitment to working with diverse student populations), CV, names and contact information for 3 references, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and copies of all university transcripts should be submitted online at: https://jobs.missouristate.edu.  Employment will require a criminal background check at University Expense.  Application review begins on 23 October 2014 and continues until position is filled.  Starting date is 10 August 2015.

Posted 8/18/2014

Position title: Lecturer in Biology
Employer: UNC Chapel Hill
Posted By: Kelly Hogan, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Department of Biology
CB#3280, 104B Wilson Hall
UNC Chapel Hill
Twitter: UNC Biol Undergrads@Hogan_Shemer
Description: The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for a permanent 9 month Lecturer position, effective January 1, 2015. The position involves teaching 2-3 classes per semester, including courses in Ecology/Evolution and Introductory Biology. The successful candidate will also contribute to the implementation and evaluation of newly funded programs to bring evidence-based teaching methods to introductory courses, collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, and work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or science education with at least one semester of full-time college teaching as instructor of record. Candidates should have clearly demonstrated a commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom and have strong interdisciplinary content knowledge.
To Apply:

Click on http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/47774 from any internet browser to apply for this position. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience. In addition, candidates must also submit a link to a 10-minute teaching video as part of the application. We require 2 letters of reference to be emailed with the subject line of “LECTURER” to fncrawf@email.unc.edu. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. http://www.bio.unc.edu/.

Posted 8/4/2014

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health
University of Pennsylvania
1349 Biomedical Research Building II/III
Philadelphia, PA 19104
PI: Lauren Anton Farrington, PhD
Senior Resarch Investigator
Description: Post doc opportunities in reproductive medicine.
We have 3 post doc opportunities available in our lab starting in the next couple months. We have an amazing amount of funding that has started/will be starting soon including:
1) an R21 (two years) investigating miR-210, hypoxia and placental function using in vivo and in vitro methods;
2) a large transdisciplinary March of Dimes grant (5 years)investigating the role of miRNAs and the microbiome in cervical remodeling associated with preterm birth.

The actual positions are posted on the UPenn Biomedical Postdoc Program web page with Michal Elovitz listed as the hiring Faculty.    http://www.med.upenn.edu/postdoc/positions.shtml

Posted 6/25/2014

The Wake Forest School of Medicine, Section on Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine is recruiting the following position:

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: Internal Medicine, Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
PI: Tao Ma, MD, PhD
Description: A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory disorders, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other aging-related cognitive syndromes. Examples of recent published work include: Ma T, J Alzheimers Dis. 2014; Ma T, et al., Nat Neurosci. 2013; Ma T, et al., J Neurosci. 2012 & 2011.
Requirements: The successful candidate should have a PhD degree and a strong research background in electrophysiology.  Experiences with transgenic animal models and behavioral assays are desirable but not required.
Contact: Please electronically submit a CV, including contact information and three references, to Dr. Tao Ma tm99@nyu.edu.

Posted 6/25/2014

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Tenure Track Faculty Position

The Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor.  We are particularly interested in individuals with a background of research in cellular or systems neuroscience who complement and diversify our present base of expertise in electrophysiological, imaging, behavioral, and computational approaches. Significant collaborative opportunities exist on campus in conjunction with the Neuroscience Center and the Alcohol Research Center.  Applicants must have an earned doctorate (MD, PhD or both); successful candidates must have a clear vision on how to maintain (or establish) a funded research program, as well as the skills and publication record to support this vision. Existing extramural funding is expected at the Associate Professor level, and strongly preferred at the Assistant Professor level. Salary and start-up packages are competitive. We especially encourage applications from women and under-represented minority candidates. Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae that includes previous and current research support, teaching experience, a statement of research plans, a letter of interest and the names of three references electronically to SOM-Recruits@lsuhsc.edu (Reference # 82 045).