Career Opportunities


 

Title: Huxley Fellow in Ecology & Evolution
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Rice University
Department: BioSciences at Rice
Field: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Houston, Texas USA

General Information: HUXLEY FELLOW IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION http://www.biosciences.rice.edu/ http://www.rice.edu/

BioSciences at Rice University seeks to fill two positions in the prestigious Huxley Fellow Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology starting in January 2017. Huxley Fellows are outstanding early-career scientists who pursue their own independent research programs in ecology and/or evolution while teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Huxley Fellow appointments are for two years with a third year extension possible. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. and outstanding potential in research and teaching, who can contribute through their research and teaching to the inclusive excellence of the Rice academic community. Huxley Fellows receive non-tenure track faculty status, benefits, competitive salary, and research funds.

Application instructions are under the employment section on the department website, http://biosciences.rice.edu. Application review will begin August 22, 2016.  For informal inquiries, contact Dr. Tom Miller, Huxley Fellow Search Committee Chair. Rice is a private university with a strong commitment to the highest standards of research and undergraduate and graduate education.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion.  In this spirit, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population.  The university will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Qualifications: We seek candidates with a Ph.D. and outstanding potential in research and teaching, who can contribute through their research and teaching to the inclusive excellence of the Rice academic community.

Responsibilities: Huxley Fellows are outstanding early-career scientists who pursue their own independent research programs in ecology and/or evolution while teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Instructions: Application instructions are under the employment section on the department website, http://biosciences.rice.edu.

Compensation: Competitive Salary
ContactN: Dr. Tom Miller
ContactE: tom.miller@rice.edu
WebLink: http://www.biosciences.rice.edu/
Reviews Start: 08/22/16
Apps Close: Open until filled


 

Title: Computational quantitative genetics postdoc position
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: Carnegie Institution for Science
Department: Plant Biology
Field: computational quantitative genomics
Stanford, CA USA

General Information: A bioinformatics/computational biology postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at Carnegie Institution's Plant Biology Dept (Palo Alto, CA). The main goal of the project is to develop an algorithm to predict causal genes from QTL regions in plants, particularly in the model C4 grass Setaria. This project has opportunities to use genomics and functional genomics data in plants, both publicly available and newly generated in our consortium, to build an algorithm that can accelerate the discovery of genes that are responsible for phenotypic variation in metabolic and developmental traits in response to drought and high-density planting in Setaria. This is a collaborative project among several pioneering labs in plant physiology, genetics, engineering, and computational biology (www.foxmillet.org).

Carnegie Institution for Science (http://carnegiescience.edu/) is a private, nonprofit organization for scientific discovery founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. He intended the institution to be home to exceptional individuals with imagination, intelligence and enjoyment capable of creating and expanding the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Biology, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Engineering or related field; 2) expertise or fluency in large-scale data analysis, statistics, genomics, machine learning, and/or related field; and 3) proficient in programming. Candidates with experience in developing machine learning algorithms and/or trained in quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology, or population genetics are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, ability and initiative to learn new things, excellent communication and teamwork skills and passion for biological research.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop a computational method/algorithm to rationally prioritize causal genes underlying QTLs from GWAS and QTL mapping studies using functional genomics data such as RNAseq, sequence polymorphisms, evolutionary signatures, and functional annotations. The candidate will also work with scientists in the consortium who are generating the mapping and functional genomics data as well who will test the predicted causal genes using state of the art molecular biology, genetics, plant physiology, and genome editing tools.

Instructions: To apply, click on the "Apply Now" button at: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/computational-quantitative-genetics-postdoc-position/

ContactN: Sue Rhee
ContactEsrhee@carnegiescience.edu
WebLink: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/computational-quantitative-genetics-postdoc-position/
Reviews Start: 07/01/16
Apps Close: 09/01/16


 

Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Austin, Texas USA

General Information: The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Integrative Biology. We seek a scientist whose work integrates perspectives from disparate fields of biology and spans levels of biological organization to ask big questions about the diversity and dynamics of life on Earth. The candidate's research should complement the department's existing strengths in evolution, ecology, behavior, genomics, and computational biology. We are also interested in candidates whose research program would benefit from the department's core resources in collections and field stations.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a strong research record, including influential publications and ability to obtain extramural research funding. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is also important, particularly the use of innovative teaching strategies. In addition, we seek candidates who contribute to diversity and equal opportunity within higher education, through their teaching, research, and service. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level. A PhD or equivalent is required at the time of appointment, and postdoctoral research experience is expected.

Instructions: Applicants should submit the following items, via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/35641 with a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and up to five reprints/preprints. Applicants should also arrange, through Interfolio, for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted. Applications received prior to August 31, 2016 will be given full consideration. For additional information about the department, please go to https://integrativebio.utexas.edu/.

ContactN: Theresa Barnes
ContactEbarnes@austin.utexas.edu
WebLink:  https://integrativebio.utexas.edu/


 

Title: Staff Associate
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Carnegie Institution for Science
Department: Plant Biology
Field: plant biology, computational biology
Stanford, CA USA

General Information: We are seeking an exceptional, early-career scientist (recent PhD/early postdoctoral) in the field of computational biology for the position of staff associate.  We will provide a supportive environment for five years, with the expectation that following this period the staff associate will be recruited as a mid-career investigator in academia, government or industry. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization for scientific discovery, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and intended to be home to exceptional individuals at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, the Carnegie Institution hosts six departments in strategically located settings, which cover a broad spectrum of natural and physical sciences ranging from astronomy, developmental biology, genetics, plant science, global ecology, astrophysics and geochemistry. Carnegie's Department of Plant Biology is located on the Stanford University campus and we interact closely with members of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and Medical School departments. Our faculty focuses on a wide range of questions at the core of plant biology. Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in the natural or physical sciences, computational biology or engineering, and research interests relevant to plant biology. Scientists with an interest in evolutionary problems or multi-scale modeling are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: The candidate should have the creativity, tenacity and discipline to explore original and innovative ideas. We are seeking a colleague who has, through unconventional research, a potential to create new fields and/or revolutionary technologies. We expect the new member to interact synergistically with department faculty while developing an independent research program.

Instructions: Candidates should submit a CV, a list of 3 referees, and a 3-page research statement that includes a description of their major contributions to science and future research plans, no later than  September 2, 2016. Submission must be done online (https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/staff-associate-position/).

ContactN: Terri Tippets
ContactEttippets@carnegiescience.edu
WebLink: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/staff-associate-position/
Reviews Start:  09/03/16
Apps Close:  09/02/16


 

Title: Zoologist
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Tel Aviv University
Department: Zoology
Field: biogeography, comparative physiology, conservation, neuroethology, animal behavior, behavioral ecology, evolution, systematics, taxonomy
Tel Aviv, Israel

General Information: The Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, invites applications from exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in one of the following fields: ecology, biogeography, comparative physiology, conservation, neuroethology, animal behavior, behavioral ecology, evolution, systematics, taxonomy.  They should have strong and substantive training and an active zoologically-oriented research agenda, as evidenced by their publications in first-class international, peer-reviewed journals. Candidates should be committed to graduate and undergraduate teaching and to be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Hebrew within 3 years of obtaining the position.

Application Procedure: Submit electronically a letter of application, CV and short research and teaching statements TO: zoologyh@tauex.tau.ac.il Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until September 1 as deadline or until the position is filled.

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in one of the following fields: ecology, biogeography, comparative physiology, conservation, neuroethology, animal behavior, behavioral ecology, evolution, systematics, taxonomy.  They should have strong and substantive training and an active zoologically-oriented research agenda, as evidenced by their publications in first-class international, peer-reviewed journals. Candidates should be committed to graduate and undergraduate teaching and to be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Hebrew within 3 years of obtaining the position.

Responsibilities: Research, Teaching undergraduate and graduate students, supervising graduate students, serving on departmental bodies/committees

Instructions: Submit electronically a letter of application, CV and short research and teaching statements TO: zoologyh@tauex.tau.ac.il

ContactN: Noga Kronfeld-Schor
ContactEzoologyh@tauex.tau.ac.il
WebLinkhttps://en-lifesci.tau.ac.il/zoology
Reviews Start: 05/19/16
Apps Close 09/01/16