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Job: Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Clark University

Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Biology Department, Clark University
*Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015*

The Department of Biology at Clark University, Worcester MA (www.clarku.edu/departments/biology/) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. The successful candidate will have research space in the LEED-certified Lasry Center for Biosciences and is expected to develop an externally-funded research program involving Ph.D., MS, and undergraduate students in Biology or in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB). Postdoctoral experience and evidence of external funding success are desired. Promise of teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Any area of microbiology will be considered, although preference will be given to those incorporating genome-enabled approaches in their research. The successful candidate will teach microbiology and courses in their area of expertise.

Clark University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity university and we strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three key publications in one electronic file.  Three letters of reference should be submitted electronically by the referees to the Microbiology Search Committee(microbiology@clarku.edu). Letters can also be mailed to the Chair of the Microbiology Search Committee, Department of Biology, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610-1477.  E-mail inquiries may be directed to Justin Thackeray (jthackeray@clarku.edu).  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015.

Job: Faculty Computational Microbial Genomics UNC-Charlotte

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Computational Microbial Genomics @ UNC Charlotte, NC (US) 

The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics seeks a data scientist in computational microbial genomics to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position is part of a larger university-wide research initiative in Data Science and Analytics.

The successful candidate will teach courses in bioinformatics and data mining at the graduate and undergraduate level, and will develop and maintain an externally funded research program. Examples of research programs of interest include, but are not limited to: (i) algorithm development for the analysis of large data sets generated from mixed microbial (metagenomic) communities from the external environment or associated with plants or animals; (ii) tracking development of antibiotic resistance or changes in microbial phenotype to the content of genes and genomes using next-generation sequencing; (iii) source tracking of pathogens across space and time in the external environment or within industrial, agricultural or hospital settings; (iv) utilizing microbial genomics for molecular epidemiological studies and precision medicine; (v) studies of microbial evolution and genomic structure; (vi) developing tools for visualization of microbial datasets; (vii) using computational tools to enhance agriculture and nutrition by manipulation of plant-associated microbes.

We offer a collegial environment with excellent wet laboratory and computational facilities and a competitive nine-month salary commensurate with experience.

Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position #1913) and must include a CV, contact information for 4 references, and statements on research and teaching. Initial, confidential, inquiries can be made to the Search Committee via its Chair, Dr. Daniel Janies, at djanies[at]uncc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an NSF ADVANCE Institution.

For additional information, please visit website at http://bioinformatics.uncc.edu.

Via bioinformatics.org job forum posting.

Job: Asst Prof of Computational Systems Biology at UC Riverside

Assistant Professor of Computational Systems Biology

The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside seeks outstanding candidates for an open Computational Systems Biologist position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are interested in candidates involved in research in systems biology, using computational approaches or a combination of both experimental and computational approaches. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required including several years of postdoctoral research. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences with the option of a secondary cooperating faculty appointment in a quantitative department such as statistics, computer science, engineering or related. The candidate will also join the innovative and multidisciplinary Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) which connects theoretical and experimental researchers from different departments in Life, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and various campus based Centers. The IIGB is organized around a 10,000 sq.ft. suite of Instrumentation Facilities that serve as a centralized, shared-use resource for faculty, staff and students, offering advanced tools in bioinformatics, microscopy, proteomics and genomics. Its bioinformatic component is equipped with a modern high-performance compute (HPC) infrastructure. This position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station, which includes the responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/anr/).

Qualified candidates are expected to have excellent publication and research records in computational systems biology or related areas, such as bioinformatics or computational genome biology. The research program should be heavily focused on involving modern high-throughput data, especially from next generation sequencing technologies. An additional requirement is a strong commitment to teaching in computational systems biology.

Review of applications will begin November 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should: (1) submit a curriculum vitae, (2) provide a statement of research, and (3) three letters of reference. A teaching statement is strongly recommended. Please submit your applications through the AP Recruit job link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00230

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer.


More information about this recruitment: http://plantbiology.ucr.edu/

Job: Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, Tenn State Univ

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology at Tennessee State University.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track position and includes a technician and internal funding.  The position is located at the Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center, McMinnville, TN (http://www.tnstate.edu/agriculture/nrc/).

Applicants interested in applying for the position should visit jobs.tnstate.edu and enter the position description number 092775, which will take them to the posting where they can apply.

Dr. Jason Oliver (Search Committee Chair)

Jason B. Oliver, PhD
Associate Professor – Entomology
Tennessee State University
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center
Phone:  931-668-3572

PDF flier here Tennessee State University Asst Prof Plant Pathology 092775


Job: Univ of Wisconsin, Plant-Microbe Ecologist or Epidemiologist

University of Wisconsin, Madison is advertising a position for Plant-Microbe Ecologist or Epidemiologist. The text below is taken from U. Wisconsin Eco_Epi_Ad

The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching broadly at the assistant professor level for a researcher who studies the ecology or epidemiology of plant associated microbes through the use of emerging and novel quantitative methods. Areas of focus could include, but are not limited to: role of plant pathogens in the ecology of agricultural or natural systems; ecology of plant-associated microbes; population genetics of plant pathogens; metapopulation and dispersal dynamics; or the influence of landscapes and the physical environment on host-pathogen dynamics. We expect the incumbent to develop a research program with both empirical and theoretical components that form a bridge between basic and applied research. Further, we expect the incumbent to collaborate with colleagues in other programs such as plant biology, microbiology, ecology, modeling and related disciplines. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a vigorous extramurally funded research program and to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The position carries a 70% research / 30% teaching distribution of effort, and a 9-month appointment. Teaching responsibilities include leading a graduate level course in ecology, epidemiology and control of plant diseases. Requirements include: a Ph.D. in plant pathology, microbiology, ecology, botany, or related discipline; a strong foundation in the principles and concepts of plant pathology and relevant research experience; effective oral and written communication skills; and a positive attitude for teamwork, including the ability to lead and motivate others.

The University of Wisconsin attracts excellent graduate students and offers high-quality research and teaching facilities. Many opportunities exist on the campus for collaboration across a broad array of disciplines. Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, is a picturesque and progressive city with a strong economy and a vibrant cultural environment.

To apply, compile the following into a single pdf file: cover letter, statements of teaching and research interests, and curriculum vitae, and submit to: ecoepisearch@plantpath.wisc.edu. Arrange to have copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference emailed to the same address. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professor Murray Clayton, mkc@plantpath.wisc.edu. Applications received by September 1, 2014 will be assured full consideration; review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Job: Asst Prof Microbiology – Western Illinois University

Assistant Professor – Microbiology – 140005-E 

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: Tenure track position starting in August of 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities may include introductory microbiology, virology, immunology, pathogenic bacteriology, and other upper division/graduate courses in the candidates\’ area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Service on committees at the Department, College and University level, and with the general public is also expected.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor rank. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. is required. Seeking a broadly trained microbiologist with expertise in genetics, genomics, and /or microbial bioinformatics. The chosen candidate will be expected to develop an active research program involving masters’ level and undergraduate students. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral English proficiency requirements evaluated through presentation during the interview and must have teaching experience at least at the graduate assistant level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with postdoctoral experience, collegiate teaching experience, and peer reviewed publication(s) and grants obtained from competitive granting programs are strongly preferred.

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences offers majors in Biology (with options in Botany, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Teacher Certification, and Zoology) leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. There are approximately 471 undergraduate majors. Minors are also offered in Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, and Environmental Science. The Department offers a Master of Science in Biology degree and currently has 104 graduate students; also available are Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Zoo and Aquarium Studies, and Environmental GIS. There are 22 full time faculty members and a full time academic advisor. The Department has the Alice L. Kibbe Life Science Station (www.wiu.edu/kibbe) located 45 miles west of campus on the Mississippi River as well as the Rodney and Bertha Fink Environmental Studies Field Laboratory and Conservancy located 2 miles from campus. The Department’s mammal collection contains over 2000 specimens. The Biological Sciences Department also houses modern analytical and molecular biology equipment such a high-pressure liquid chromatography system, microarray scanner, DNA sequencer, quantitative real-time PCR system, bioanalyzer, etc. For more information about the University and our Department, visit our website at http://www.wiu.edu/biology.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review and one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier “Best Regional University” by U.S.News&World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University’s 666 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 17 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,235): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. The Quad Cities is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: A completed application will include: 1. A letter of application, 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. Copies of transcripts, 4. A maximum of three reprints, 5. Statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and 6. Please provide a list of references who will be requested to submit reference letters at a later time.

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

Screening will begin on February 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Charles Lydeard at AR-Brown4@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977.

Job: Junior Group Leader Functional Genetics and Genomics of Fungi

Job Advertisement Junior Group Leader – Ref. #01-13001

The Senckenberg Society has an international reputation in all fields of Natural History research. It runs six research institutes and two museums in Germany and is also custodian of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Messel.

From 1st of April 2013 we are looking for a

Junior Research Group Leader in Functional Genetics and Genomics of Fungi in the framework of a government funded LOEWE excellence cluster in “Integrative Fungal Research (IPF)” in Frankfurt am Main.

We are looking for an individual whose research will be adding significantly to the research aims of the LOEWE excellence cluster “Integrative Fungal Research”. The cluster includes researchers in mycology from Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M., Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Philipps-University Marburg, University Kassel and the Senckenberg Society. The aim of the LOEWE excellence cluster will be to synergistically tie together the basic research areas of biodiversity research, molecular genetics, and genomics with translational research in biochemistry and biotechnology. Thus, the research cluster offers an ideal environment for scientific development and profiling.

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E14). The position is limited to three years, with the possibility of extension for two years in case of positive evaluation. Senckenberg advocates gender equality. Women and other underrepresented groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. The possibility of academic development (Habilitation, equivalent to assistant/associate professor) will be given.

Apart from the salary of the group leader, a competitive core funding for instrumentation, running costs and personnel will be provided.

Research expertise in the areas of comparative genomics and transcriptomics, annotation of metabolic pathways and regulatory networks, or systems biology of fungi or oomycetes are particularly welcome. Applicants should have an international track record and have demonstrated their ability to develop innovative ideas in their field of research. Previous experience with independent research is a plus but not mandatory. A record in third party funding acquisition is an advantage; willingness to acquire funding through research proposals is required.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications including a cover letter, CV, statement of research achievements, future research proposal (only one page, each), certificates (PhD, MSc, BSc, or similar) and the names of three scientists who could provide references. Applications should be submitted in a single PDF file by E-Mail to recruiting@senckenberg.de. Closing date for application is: January, 31th 2013

Enquiries about the LOEWE excellence cluster Integrative Fungal Research and regarding the position please contact directly Prof. Dr. Marco Thines (thines@bio.uni-frankfurt.de).