Three faculty positions, U. Alabama

January 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Department of Biological Sciences
Systems Biology Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for three assistant professor tenure-track positions with research interests in Systems Biology. Exceptionally well qualified applicants may also be considered at the associate professor rank. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. and will be expected to engage in externally funded research, to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and to contribute to the interdisciplinary Biotechnology Science and Engineering Ph.D. program. Priority will be given to applicants with a research focus in systems biology at the molecular, cellular or organismal level. Research interests at UAHuntsville and the nearby HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology include genomics, model systems, structural biology, modeling and simulation, and human performance. Candidates who anticipate productive interactions with one or more of these groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants who bring a mathematical or computational aspect to their research and teaching are especially encouraged. Teaching is an important part of the mission of the department and priority will be given to applicants qualified to teach in one or more of the following areas: cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics or physiology.

The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology with modern, spacious, well-equipped teaching and research facilities. Huntsville, a mid-sized city in northern Alabama, is home to several universities, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the Redstone Arsenal, Cumming’s Research Park, and more than a dozen biotechnology companies, including Diatherix Laboratories, iXpressGenes, Nektar Therapeutics, Operon Biotechnologies and ThermoFisher. The area boasts a reasonable cost of living and ample recreational and cultural opportunities.

Please visit the departmental web site,, to learn more about the department and the area. The starting date for the positions will be August 2011. Applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., research statement, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and contact information for three letters of recommendation to Dr. Joseph Ng, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 at

Review of applications will begin January 17, 2011 and will continue until the positions are filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.

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