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Posted 11/18/2015
Position: Postdoctoral Associate
Employer: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Description: The Chappell Lab at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) aims to define how the blood vasculature—and specifically the pericyte compartment—develops and remodels during early organ formation and during certain diseases such as intraventricular hemorrhage, diabetic retinopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. Increased insight into the basic mechanisms of pericyte biology will guide the design of clinical therapies for vascular-related pathologies. The Chappell Lab uses computational modeling approaches in conjunction with dynamic high-resolution imaging of ex vivo and in vitro models to understand pericyte behavior during blood vessel formation. In addition to tissue/cell culture and mouse models, this research involves the application of standard molecular biology techniques including quantitative RT-PCR, Western blotting, and molecular cloning.
To Apply: Full applications including 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a brief summary of past, current and future research interests and accomplishments, 3) links to relevant publications (or PDF reprints if necessary), 4) two to three references and 5) expected availability date should be submitted via e-mail to John C. Chappell, PhD (contact information on attached flyer).

Posted 11/10/2015
Position: Kerafast Fellow - Part-time
Employer: Kerafast, Inc.
Description: The Kerafast Fellows Program is jointly offered by Wake Forest University and Kerafast as an innovative initiative designed to engage current postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and technical staff at Wake Forest University to help advanced life science research activities. The Kerafast Fellow will derive practical technology transfer and analysis experience, and develop skills related to alternative careers in science.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, copy of supervisors’ approval, and up-to-date resume (in PDF format) to fellow@kerafast.com.

Posted 11/10/2015
Position: Assistant Professor of Biology
Employer: Eastern Mennonite University
Description: EMU’s departments of Biology and Chemistry seek a physiology professor with a terminal degree in biology. Other potential areas of expertise will be considered such as kinesiology or developmental biology. Responsibilities include teaching courses in human physiology and developmental biology with the potential to teach courses in research methods, ethics, or biomechanics. Course audience can be solely undergraduate or graduate as well as dual-enrollment; thus the successful applicant will demonstrate effective teaching at both introductory and advanced levels. The biology department at EMU emphasizes open-ended, question-driven laboratory experiments, discussion of ethical and religious implications of biomedicine, and research. The ability to work collegially as part of an integrated graduate and undergraduate program and compatibility with the department’s mission is essential. Research in a biomedical area that incorporates both undergraduate and graduate students as well as advising both undergraduate and graduate students in the health sciences will be required.
Inquiries: Application review begins immediately. Applicants will be asked to respond to questions specific to EMU’s mission after the initial inquiry. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of reference to: Dr. Deirdre Smeltzer, Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean. Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 - ugdean@emu.edu; 540-432-4141.

Posted 11/5/2015
Position: Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Biology
Employer: Birmingham-Southern College
Description: Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching and development of a research program involving undergraduates. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral and teaching experience preferred. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses; senior seminar; general education courses; and electives in area(s) of expertise, preferably immunology, neurobiology, developmental biology, microbiology, or environmental toxicology. The teaching load is three courses per term (lecture and/or lab), plus a January course.
To Apply: Applications (digital preferred) must include a letter of application indicating the position desired, a curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and copies of recent publications. Three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent by their authors. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. All materials should be sent to:
Dr. Scot Duncan sduncan@bsc.edu
Chair, Department of Biology
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549022
Birmingham, AL 35254

Posted 11/5/2015
Position: Postdoctoral Associate
Employer: Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Description: The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Design (CHAVI-ID), providing national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Associate positions.  The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental institute dedicated to the study of basic and translational science required to understand host-pathogen interactions that can be translated to vaccines against human diseases. DHVI comprises a team of highly interactive investigators that have expertise in mucosal and systemic virology, molecular biology, microbiology and animal models.
To Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter and current CV to: Duke Human Vaccine Institute; email:dhvicareers@dm.duke.edu(Please specify your interest by referencing “KS” in subject line of email)

Posted 11/2/2015
Position: Recruiting for two faculty tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level.
Employer: Eastern Michigan University
To Apply:

1. Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Biology
2. Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Posted 10/27/2015
Position: Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor to join the Department of Exercise Physiology in the School of Health Sciences
Employer: Winston Salem State University
Description: Our department is growing rapidly, adding our 6th tenure-track faculty member, expanding in research, and has added a Departmental Honors Program and an Early Admission Pathway with our Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.
To Apply:


Posted 10/22/2015
Position: Campus & Community Director for Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Initiatives
Employer: The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
Description: The position will be housed at the Downtown Partnership. The position is jointly funded by the town, county and university, as well as a grant from the Orange County ABC Board. This truly is an unprecedented collaboration.
To Apply: We will be taking applications until November 6th.
Inquiries and submissions can be sent to: job.chdp@gmail.com

Posted 10/22/2015
Position: Tenure track position in Animal Physiology
Employer: San Francisco State Department of Biology

Seeking an Animal Physiology faculty (tenure track, assistant or associate level) to complement the areas of research of our current Physiology faculty. As you might know, SFSU strives to increase the diversity of our workforce and values strong research and teaching from our faculty. I hope you can disseminate this job ad (attached) to your post-doctoral fellows so that we can have the best applicant pool possible.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Megumi Fuse, Chair, Physiology Search Committee at fuse@sfsu.edu.

Posted 10/22/2015
Position: Two open-ranked tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
Employer: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH)
Description: Faculty positions include research and teaching focuses on assessing the impact of social policies and programs designed to improve population health at the national and global level. Successful candidates need to have demonstrated experience conducting quantitative analyses of the impact of national and/or global policies or programs that improve social determinants of health at scale globally or across large and diverse geographic regions.
To Apply:

The job announcement for the FSPH faculty positions for which FSPH is currently recruiting can be found at:  

Posted 9/28/2015
Position: Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Employer: Eastern Michigan University
Description: The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Microbiology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2016. We seek an individual with a Ph.D., postdoctoral research experience in microbiology and demonstrated ability and interest to teach at the college level. Successful applicants will have evidence of teaching excellence and research productivity. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching a diverse population of students and will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in microbiology and an upper-level undergraduate/graduate course in their specialty. We value student research and the successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program involving undergraduate and MS level students.
Inquiries: For additional information contact Dr. Laporte, at (734) 487-4242 or by email to mlaporte@emich.edu.
To Apply: Please submit the following materials to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/emichedu/default.cfm under the posting entitled Assistant Professor, Microbiology: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching statement that defines teaching interests, experiences, goals and strategies for engaging a diverse student population (no more than two pages); 4) statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages); and 5) up to three current reprints.

Posted 9/28/2015
Position: Tenure Track Position - Functional Morphologist
Tenure Track Position - Organic Chemist
Employer: Bates College
To Apply: https://www.bates.edu/employment/faculty-positions/

Posted 9/28/2015
Position: Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Assistant Professor of Biology
Employer: Augustana University
Description: The successful candidate will join a well-rounded Biology Department that seeks to expand its programs and provide new connections to the community. Teaching duties normally include 2 lecture courses with labs each semester. These will include team-taught introductory biology courses and an advanced course within the candidate’s specialty. Preferred specialties include virology, neurobiology, evolution, population genetics, behavior, organismal biology, environmental science, sustainability, or disciplines involving remote sensing. Service to the university, including student advising, mentoring of undergraduates, and participation on faculty committees are important expectations of this position.
Inquiries: Email: Dr. Steven Matzner (steven.matzner@augie.edu), Chair, Biology Department or call 605-274-4821.
To Apply: Please send a letter of application, teaching philosophy, goals for scholarly work, copies of undergrad and graduate transcripts, a curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference to: Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Augustana University, 2001 S. Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57197.

Posted 9/23/2015
Positions: The Behavioral Neuroscience program in the Department of Psychology at WVU is searching for a new faculty member.
We are also searching for a Clinical Psychologist (also at the assistant level).
Employer: West Virginia University
Description: Flyer
Inquiries: Inquiries may be directed to Karen Anderson in Behavioral Neuroscience (304-293-2511, Karen.Anderson@mail.wvu.edu), or Amy Fiske in Clinical Psychology (304-293-1708, Amy.Fiske@mail.wvu.edu).
To Apply: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled.  Send (electronically) a letter outlining teaching and research interests and plans for obtaining external research support, a vita, three letters of recommendation, and three (p)reprints to our administrative associate at Selena.Engebretson@mail.wvu.edu

Posted 9/23/2015
Positions: Tenure-track position is open in the Department of Biology starting September 1, 2016
Employer: Seattle Pacific University
Description: A tenure-track position is open in the Department of Biology starting September 1, 2016. The position is a full-time, 9-month appointment. We are particularly interested in broadly trained biologists who will add depth to our department. While the research area is open, the successful applicant will be able to teach at least one of the following upper division courses: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant or Fungal Systematics, or Plant Physiology. Candidates should show evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, as well as an outstanding research program that can be implemented with students both in the laboratory and the classroom. A PhD is required by the start date.
Inquiries: Informal inquiries can be made to: Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler
To Apply: Click here to learn how to apply.

Posted 9/4/2015
Positions: Tenure track postions: Functional Morphologist and Organic Chemist
Employer: Bates College
To Apply: https://www.bates.edu/employment/faculty-positions/

Posted 8/14/2015
Position: Tenure-Track Positions
Employer: Hampton University Department of (Chemical) Engineering
Description: The School of Engineering and Technology at Hampton University is seeking highly qualified candidates for (9) month full-time tenure-track positions in the area of Chemical Engineering.
The successful candidates are expected to develop/lead independent research programs of international prominence and teach undergraduate courses in the chemical engineering curriculum. Opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research abound and are encouraged.
To Apply: Click here for flyer.

Posted 8/14/2015
Position: Postdoctoral Associate Positions
Employer: Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Description: We are seeking a highly motivated recent graduate to join our team involved in the assessment of immune-based strategies for prevention of maternal and pediatric HIV/AIDS, as well as pediatric HIV cure.  The selected candidate will be a team member of our laboratory which is using humoral and cellular immune assays to define the maternal and infant immune responses and virus reservoirs in both human clinical trials and nonhuman primate models. This position requires a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Immunology.  Experience in flow cytometry, virus isolation/cell culture, quantitative PCR, protein production, and immunoassays are desired.
To Apply: Click here for flyer.

Posted 7/9/2015
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor Developmental Biologist
Employer: University of Richmond
Description: The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track developmental biologist with a rank of Assistant Professor; applications from well-qualified applicants at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. We seek a broadly trained biologist who is committed to high quality undergraduate education and developing an innovative research program in developmental biology that applies cutting edge methodologies in the discipline. The candidate should have a Ph. D and postdoctoral experience; the start date is August 2016.
To Apply: For more information click here - https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000889178-01\

Posted 6/18/2015

Biochemistry - Assistant Professor position at ODU

As part of a university-wide biological sciences initiative, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University announces a tenure track opening in the broad area of Biochemistry, at the Assistant Professor level. Position is to commence as early as December 2015. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related field and postdoctoral experience. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous externally-funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students and to teach Biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specific research interest areas include mammalian and microbial molecular biology, experimental structural biology/structure-based drug design, and biological mass spectrometry that could utilize the state-of-the-art Bruker Apex-Qe, a Hybrid Qh-FTMS with 12 Tesla magnet housed in the College of Sciences. However, applications from qualified candidates in all areas of Biochemistry are encouraged.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan (3-5 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1 page) along with contact information for three references at https://jobs.odu.edu Review of applications will begin June 25, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/368769/biochemistry-assistant-professor-/. For further information on faculty and facilities see the department web site at http://www.odu.edu/chemistry. Specific additional inquiries should be addressed to Biochemistry Search Committee at chemjobs@odu.edu.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted 6/18/2015

Structural Biology Postdoctoral Position

A postdoctoral position is available in the structural biology group of Dr. Bret D. Freudenthal studying genomic stability and DNA damage processing at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. The candidate should have experience in structural biology, enzyme kinetics, protein purification, and/or biochemistry. Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to conduct research independently and with a team. A detailed notebook and organizational skills will be required. The selected individual will work as part of a team employing multiple structural and biochemical approaches to investigate how genome stability is maintained in response to DNA damage. The group has in lab crystallization facilities with a new x-ray diffraction system that complements molecular biology and protein chemistry laboratories. The lab has ready access to multiple cutting edge core facilities. The Freudenthal group is in both the department of Biochemistry and Molecular biology, and Cancer Biology. These departments are within the University of Kansas Medical Center-NCI designated Cancer Center with investigators renowned for their contributions to the area of biochemistry, protein-protein interactions, and cancer biology. The exceptional training environment offers a highly supportive and interactive scientific environment with many diverse areas of expertise. KUMC is located in an especially attractive part of Kansas City that is central to prominent research institutions and maintains an affordable high quality of life. Kansas City is often ranked as top place to live in America.

Applicants must possess a doctoral level degree. To apply, please send your CV, description of research experience, and contact information for three references to bfreudenthal@kumc.edu or apply directly at http://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/jobs-at-kumc.html, Position #J0010798. The University of Kansas Medical Center 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, national origin, protected veteran
status or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Posted 5/24/2015

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Posted 5/24/2015

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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.