Position available at Arizona State University

September 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

The School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for tenured and tenure track positions in the areas of molecular, cellular, and tissue bioengineering (MCTB), at the Associate and Assistant Professor levels.

ASU is a research university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, ASU is one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities.  SBHSE currently has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty, with more than $4 million in research funding annually.  Important research foci in the school include cardiovascular engineering, synthetic/computational biology, medical devices and diagnostics, neuro-engineering, rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, bio-imaging, biomaterials, and tissue engineering.  SBHSE has several important collaborations with clinical partners at Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, Banner Hospitals, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Midwestern Dental School, and the Arizona Heart Hospital.

Required qualifications include:

  • Doctoral degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or related areas.
  • Post-doctoral training, or equivalent experience, in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or related areas.

The highly competitive candidate will:

  • Possess demonstrated expertise in molecular, cellular, and/or tissue bioengineering, including, but not limited to, expertise in:
  • translational biomaterials (biomaterials research applied to human patients),
  • metabolic engineering, and
  • stem cell engineering.
  • Show evidence of, or potential for, significant contributions to the candidate’s field
  • Have potential to be highly competitive for research funding
  • Show commitment to, and potential for, excellence in teaching required and elective undergraduate and graduate courses needed in the Biomedical Engineering Program, as well as programs in the Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Show commitment to, and potential for, excellence in mentoring graduate and undergraduate research
  • Have plans to collaborate with clinical partners
  • Have a track record of clinical collaborations
  • Do research that is complementary with faculty working in related areas

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2012; if not filled, reviews will occur monthly until the search is closed.  Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information, including e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references.

Application materials must be emailed to: Professor Antonio Garcia, MCTB_search@asu.edu, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU, Tempe, 85287-9709.  A background check is required for employment.  For further information, contact Prof. Antonio Garcia at (480) 965-8798 or email MCTB_search@asu.edu.  Arizona State University is an AA/EOE.  Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement can be found at: www.asu.edu/titleIX

Multiple positions available, U. Minnesota

September 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota announces tenure-track and tenured positions in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology. The aim of this new cluster in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology is to promote multidisciplinary approaches to understand, design and engineer biological systems with an emphasis on microbial systems. This cluster will address critical research needs in Synthetic Biology and Synthetic Ecology and non-health related Microbiology in the College of Biological Sciences and at the University of Minnesota.

Successful candidate(s) will establishes new research areas that lead to the formation of a strong synthetic biology and microbial systems emphasis within the college and the BioTechnology Institute (http://www.bti.umn.edu/). These areas include but are not limited to the study and design of microbial systems, including signaling pathways and metabolic networks and microbial consortia; and new microbial systems that are currently lacking, i.e. photosynthetic, and archaeal systems.

New faculty will be recruited that are committed to multidisciplinary interactions, have an outstanding research potential, and are motivated to contribute to campus-wide Cluster growth and to new initiatives in graduate and undergraduate education. New faculty hired as part of this cluster are expected to develop a strong, internationally recognized research program that complements and interfaces well with current faculty research at the BioTechnology Institute in the College of Biological Sciences and in their tenure departments.

The position(s) are part of a larger cluster hiring effort. The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota is hiring 16 scientists to form six interdisciplinary clusters in emerging areas of biology that connect with other STEM disciplines. Learn more at z.umn.edu/cbsclusterhiring

Faculty position, U. Colorado BioFrontiers Institute

September 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position from candidates seeking to develop an innovative research program that addresses significant problems in biology or medicine at the interface with the physical sciences, mathematics, and/or computer science.  Researchers in the area of biological engineering are asked to look for an advertisement next year, when we anticipate searching for faculty in that area.

The BioFrontiers Institute was formed in 2011, evolving from what was previously the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology (2003 – 2011).  BioFrontiers aims to advance human health and welfare by exploring critical frontiers in biology, translating discoveries into practical applications, and educating the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers.

The BioFrontiers Institute is under the leadership of Thomas R. Cech, Director, and Leslie A. Leinwand, Chief Scientific Officer.  Tom Cech is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, a 1989 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and former President of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2000 – 2009).  Leslie Leinwand is Professor of Distinction of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and an HHMI Professor.

BioFrontiers has a spectacular new home, the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, where many of its faculty are based.  In addition, we integrate faculty from the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Physics; Integrative Physiology; Applied Mathematics; Computer Science; Chemical & Biological Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering.

While the BioFrontiers Institute encompasses a breadth of research interests, the following are non-limiting examples of areas of recent concentration: computational biology including bioinformatics, metagenomics, and network analysis; bioimaging at all scales; chemical biology, including drug and vaccine development; and regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.  (Candidates in the last of these areas are encouraged to be on the lookout for the announcement of a search in about one year.)

A successful candidate would be rostered in one of the departments listed above.  A special feature of BioFrontiers faculty searches is that they are carried out non-departmentally; the successful candidate then chooses her or his home department, and typically takes graduate and undergraduate students from multiple departments and collaborates broadly.  The open position is at the Assistant Professor level, although senior candidates at Associate and Full Professor ranks will also be considered. Candidates must have a Ph.D., a demonstrated commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and are expected to develop an internationally recognized research program.

Learn more about search procedures at http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/facultystaff/recruiting-and-hiring-tenure-track-faculty. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment and sensitive to the needs of dual career couples. Application materials are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=70421 (posting number 819126). The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position available, UC Berkeley

September 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Department:

We seek candidates whose research focuses on the use of systems-level technologies (e.g., advanced imaging methods, whole-genome analysis) to understand complex phenotypes, particularly developmental processes in either invertebrates or vertebrates, or genome variation and modeling of complex processes. Applications and letters of reference should be submitted online through http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00050. Application details (and other positions) here.

Assistant Professor, Boston University

September 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

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The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Chemical Biology (beginning July 2013, pending budgetary approval). The successful candidate will initiate a world-class research program involving the development and/or use of chemical tools and approaches to address fundamental questions in biology and medicine. The department boasts a highly supportive, collegial and collaborative environment, which includes faculty possessing a wide range of complementary expertise in synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, theory and computation, and bioinformatics. Interactions across departments, with investigators in Biology and Biomedical Engineering for example, are also encouraged. The successful candidate will participate in the University-wide initiative in Integrative and Systems Biology or in translational research in collaboration with investigators at the School of Medicine, including the NEIDL (http://www.bu.edu/neidl). Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of general, organic, or biological chemistry, with the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field, with post-doctoral research experience and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applicants should apply through AcademicJobsOnline.org, job reference #1768, by submitting a letter of interest, teaching and research objectives, current CV, and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by 1 October.

Boston University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

Theoretical and computational biophysics position, NASA

September 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

This position is for a research physicist in Langley’s Radiation Physics Group in the Durability, Damage Tolerance and Reliability Branch of the Research Directorate. The work involves performing theoretical and computational research into the basic properties, behavior, and mechanisms by which various types of materials, including biological and electronic materials, react.Expertise is highly desirable in the area of space radiation analysis. Expertise is sought in theoretical and computational biophysics as it relates to space radiation effects on humans. Additional expertise in theoretical nuclear physics and radiation transport would be a significant advantage. Possess knowledge of development and validation of theoretical and computational models of biological systems. Experience with effects of high LET radiation on humans is particularly desired. A thorough understanding of space radiation environments, particle transport mechanisms, track structure models, and the harmful effects of ionizing radiation on humans is also highly desirable. Must possess a strong record of externally refereed journal publications.To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions.  Deadline Sept 17.  More instructions here. US Citizens only.

Assistant Professor position, Harvard

September 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Center for Systems Biology seeks outstanding candidates for a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track). The Center, whose common research space houses faculty from a spectrum of academic departments and the Bauer Fellows, fosters interactions across disciplinary boundaries. We are interested in candidates involved in research in systems biology, using either experimental or computational approaches. A PhD in a relevant discipline is required.

The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in a FAS natural science department such as, but not restricted to, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Physics or Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Faculty associated with the Center for Systems Biology have access to facilities and opportunities for collaborative research through the Bauer Core facilities, the Center for Nanoscale Systems, the Broad Institute, and the Center for Brain Science.

Applications, including letters of reference, are due by Nov 15, 2012. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research (≤5 pages, including a summary of previous research accomplishments), teaching statement and PDFs of ≤3 publications to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4214. All files must be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format. During the application process you will be asked to give the e-mail addresses of at least three colleagues who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Please allow at least 1 week for your referees to upload their letters.

Applications from, or nominations of, women and minority candidates are encouraged. Harvard is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Bauer Fellow position, Harvard

September 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

The FAS Center for Systems Biology at Harvard is interested in hosting Early Independence Awardees in the Bauer Fellows program. Bauer Fellows develop new experimental techniques, apply existing and novel techniques to interesting biological problems, and develop new analytical and theoretical tools for converting genome-wide data into knowledge about biology. They come from a variety of backgrounds, including biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Because we strongly believe that the search for broad biological principles requires a combination of experiment, theory and computation, we are particularly interested in recruiting Fellows with broad scientific interests and a taste for collaboration. Like other Bauer Fellows, the successful Early Independence Awardee will be fully immersed in the scientific community of the fellows’ program, and will profit from its proven mentoring structure and the Center’s outstanding facilities and shared equipment. Candidates need to be within 1 year of receiving their terminal doctoral degree on January 30 2013.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, a research proposal including a summary of previous research accomplishments (up to 6 pages), PDFs of up to 3 publications and the names of three references to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4270

All documents, including reference letters, must be received by Oct 10 2012. Please allow at least 1 week for your referees to upload their letters.

A university committee will interview suitable candidates and select applicant(s) for Harvard’s Early Independence Award nomination. Candidate(s) who secure the Harvard nomination will apply through Harvard for the Early Independence Award in January 2013, and start their fellowship, if awarded, as early as fall 2013.

For more information on the Bauer Fellows program, see http://sysbio.harvard.edu/csb/jobs/fellow.html; on the Early Independence Award, see http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence/. For further questions please contact Bodo Stern at bstern AT cgr.harvard.edu.

  Applications from, or nominations of, women and minority candidates are encouraged. Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

UCLA position in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

September 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Biochemistry Division of the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position. The position may be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. We invite candidates in any area of biochemistry and molecular biology. Candidates whose research includes a focus on systems biology, metabolomics, proteomics, single molecule biophysics, or high-resolution imaging are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong and creative research program and contribute to teaching in biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Deadline November 1.  Application instructions here.

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Assistant Professor position, Cornell

September 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

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The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor Position in the area of Molecular Physiology. Applications from individuals at a more advanced rank will also be considered. While applicants with expertise in most areas of physiology will be considered, we are particularly interested in those individuals whose research addresses one or more of the following areas: metabolism, metabolic disorders (e.g., diabetes mellitus, obesity, thyroid dysfunction), metabolomics, cardiometabolic disorders, endocrinology, and endocrine disorders. Irrespective of the field of interest, candidates must utilize multi-scale integrated approaches that encompass genetic, molecular, cellular and whole animal systems to understand the complexity of cell and tissue function/dysfunction. Translational and genomics approaches to understand human disease are particularly encouraged. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., D.V.M, M.D., or equivalent degree. In addition to establishing an innovative and robust extramurally funded independent research program, the candidate is expected to contribute to undergraduate Animal Physiology teaching efforts (see http://biology.cornell.edu/index.php/animal-physiology). The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary Life Sciences community on the main campus of Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, with additional potential for interactions with Weill Cornell Medical College faculty in New York City. The position offers opportunities to participate in several campus-wide faculty‐driven research initiatives, including those in Vertebrate Genomics and Stem Cell Science, to integrate with other units across both campuses (including the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Weill Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering), and to utilize state-of-the-art core facilities such as shared resources for iPS cell production, nanofabrication, and in vivo imaging (including micro-CT and MRI facilities). Please visit our Departmental website for additional information. Nestled in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Ithaca boasts a superb array of attractions and amenities to satisfy individuals with wide-ranging interests/hobbies, all set in an environment that is supportive and nurturing for individuals and families alike. Cornell University, which lies at the heart of this vibrant community, embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts trainees of all races, ethnicities, and genders. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Cornell University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. For more information, please contact Dr. Paula Cohen, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at molphysiology AT cornell.edu. Prospective candidates should upload their application materials (cover letter, CV, Research and Teaching statements [max. 3 pages each], up to three pertinent publications) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1733 together with 3 letters of reference. The search committee will begin considering complete applications on September 17th and will continue until the position is filled.

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