Postdoc positions UMich

Bridging Positions in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The University of Michigan Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (https://lsa.umich.edu/eeb) invites applicants for two bridging postdoctoral programs: the Literature, Science, and the Arts Collegiate Fellows Program (LCFP) and the U­M Presidential Post­doctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). Faculty members in EEB have successful records of providing a nurturing and productive postdoctoral experience through these programs. We are especially interested in future colleagues who engage in research in the fields of 1.) plant biodiversity or 2.) population and evolutionary genetics (with an emphasis on theoretical approaches).

The University of Michigan Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology views these postdoctoral fellowships as providing an exceptional opportunity to recruit potential new faculty to the University by offering the possibility of either a postdoc alone or a combined postdoc and tenure track faculty appointment.

N.B. Applications for the LCFP and PPFP open September 1. In addition to the materials required by both programs, applicants should submit their materials directly to EEB by October 1.

Eligibility

• Ph.D. in a relevant field

• Demonstrated potential for high scholarly impact

• Evidence of successful classroom teaching experience (as a student or professional)

• A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Candidates with tenure track appointments are not favored in the selection process unless there

is a clear explanation of how an award to the candidate would further the goals of the LCFP or PPFP

How to Apply:

  1. Send materials to the LCFP (https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/fellowships­awards/lsa­collegiate­ postdoctoral­fellowship.html) and/or PPFP http://presidentspostdoc.umich.edu/#) via their respective online applications, and
  2. Send materials electronically to EEB by emailing Molly Hunter at mollyiz@umich.edu.

https://lsa.umich.edu/content/dam/eeb-assets/eeb-documents/bridging_position_combined_ad.pdf

Postdoctoral Positions in the Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (Tri-I MMPTP) at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University

Postdoctoral Positions in the Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (Tri-I MMPTP) at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University

The Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program is seeking Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants.  This program was founded in 2004 and has been continuously funded by an NIH/NIAID T32 training grant over the past 15 years, and was renewed recently for a fourth five year funding period.  Two fellowship positions are available as of August 1, 2019 or thereafter.  The program funds both basic and clinical fellows working on all aspects of mycology encompassing model fungi, plant pathogenic fungi, and human pathogenic fungi.  Areas of interest span DNA repair and recombination in model yeasts, virulence of human and plant fungal pathogens, antifungal drug targets and mechanisms of action and therapeutic development, evolution of fungi, and clinical infectious diseases, among others. The program is tri-institutional and features training mentors in all thematic areas throughout the Triangle Area of North Carolina, and supports fellows at all three institutions.  The program is co-directed by Joe Heitman, Andy Alspaugh, and Bill Steinbach, and supports career development through a series of ongoing activities including a monthly lunch meeting series, annual symposia, travel awards to meeting and courses, and regular meetings with scientific advisory committee members and visiting speakers including advisory board members.  The program has an illustrious group of alumni (some are listed below), many of whom are leaders in medical mycology or with leadership positions in pharma, industry, and government/NIH. Women and individuals representing diversity in science are encouraged to apply.  Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the program co-directors and send a letter of interest, cv, reprints, and references. Further information at the program website: https://mmptp.mgm.duke.edu/

Many program alumni are excelling in independent positions: Robert Cramer (Dartmouth),  Brian Smith (Duke), Michael Price (Liberty University), Kirsten Nielsen (University of Minnesota), Crystal Icenhour (CEO Aperiomics), Xiaorong Lin (University of Georgia), Alex Idnurm (University of Melbourne), Marianela Rodriguez-Carres (BASF-RTP), Jarrod Fortwendel (University of Tennessee), Josh Burgess (Epicentre), Min Ni (Regeneron), Wenjun Li (NCBI), Richard Festa (Irvine Scientific), Soo Chan Lee (University of Texas, San Antonio), Xuying Wang (GlaxoSmithKline), Jelena Catania (University of Central Florida College), Ryoko Oono (UC Santa Barbara), and Chelsea Boyd (NIH/NIAID).

Please send application materials to Joseph Heitman at heitm001@duke.edu, Andy Alspaugh at Andrew.alspaugh@duke.edu, and Bill Steinbach at bill.steinbach@duke.edu