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» Postdoctoral fellow, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
» Curator, Permanent Position, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA USA
» Assistant Professor: Physiological Genomics, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado USA
» Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology - Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California USA
» Visiting Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA USA
» Postdoctoral Fellowships in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York USA
» Tenured Professorship in Human, Evolutionary Biology, Permanent Position, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA
» Science Fellows in Frontiers of Science, Post-Doctoral Position, Columbia University, New York, NY USA
» Postdoctoral Scholar, Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
» Non-tenure track Assistant Professor, Ecology-Evolution, Boise State University, Boise, ID USA
» Tenure Track Botanist Position, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN USA
» Assistant Professor 'Plant Ecologist, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee USA
» ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/CURATOR ' AVIAN GENETICS/GENOMICS, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK USA
» Postdoc in Bioinformatics and Molecular Plant Biology: Citrus Greening, Postdoc, USDA, Albany, CA USA

 

 


 

Title: Postdoctoral fellow in Biogeographic Analysis of Amazonian Biodiversity (Birds and Primates) using Genomic Data
Position Type: Post-doc
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo
Department: Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
São Paulo, Brazil

General Information: Postdoctoral fellow in Biogeographic Analysis of Amazonian Biodiversity (Birds and Primates) using Genomic Data

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to the project "Dimensions US / Biota São Paulo - Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated approach", co-funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP, Brazil), the National Science Foundation (NSF, USA), and NASA.

The Amazon is Earth's most iconic center of biological diversity and endemism, harboring the world's largest freshwater ecosystem, and contributing substantially to shaping the Earth's climate.  Despite this importance, we still have an incomplete understanding of how this biome developed over time, which in turn limits our ability to understand future impacts of biodiversity loss and climate change. The project "Dimensions US - Biota São Paulo: Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated approach" seeks to understand the evolutionary and environmental-ecological history of Amazonia over the past 10 million years, through a comparative approach integrating systematic biology and phylogenetics, phylogeography, population genetics, ecosystem structure and function, geosciences, and paleoenvironmental history.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biological Sciences, combining a solid knowledge of population genetic, phylogeographic, phylogenetic, and/or diversification analyses of Neotropical diversity and of Neotropical environmental history. The candidate is also expected to have experience in analyzing genomic data, particularly data obtained with ultraconserved elements (UCE) probes, but should have a good understanding of other types of NGS data. A track record of publication in international journals and relevant statistical and programming skills are expected.

Responsibilities: The appointee will analyze population genomic datasets of Amazonian birds and primates; address biogeographic questions and test hypotheses of  the assembly and evolution of Amazonian biota; interact with Earth scientists to interpret biogeographic patterns and processes, and to disseminate their findings by publishing in internationally renowned journals and presenting in scientific conferences. The results of these analyses will have a major impact on the interpretation of the evolutionary history of the Amazon Basin.

Instructions: The fellowship will start in February/March 2016 and last until August 2017 (19 months), with possible renewal for another 5 months. The appointee will be based at Dr. Diogo Meyer's lab (São Paulo University - USP, São Paulo, Brazil), but due to the focus and collaborative nature of this project, the appointee will work closely with the laboratories of Dr. Camila Ribas (INPA, Manaus, Brazil), Dr. Alexandre Aleixo (MPEG, Belem, Brazil) and Dr. Tomas Hrbek (UFAM, Manaus, Brazil). The appointee will also directly interact with our international partners, Dr. Joel Cracraft (AMNH, New York, USA) and Dr. John Bates (FMNH, Chicago, USA). Candidates must be proficient in oral and written English and the ability to communicate in Portuguese or Spanish is highly desirable.

The monthly salary is of R$ 6,143.40 while in Brazil (at current exchange rate approximately $ 1,600 / 1,500), allowing for comfortable living, and includes additional Research Contingency Funds equal to 15% of the annual salary for covering research-related expenses. Moving expenses are covered for candidates from outside the State of São Paulo. Full details can be found at http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427.

How to apply: Candidates of any nationality eligible for a VITEM I Brazilian visa may apply. A cover letter, CV, up to three relevant publications and the names of three contacts able to provide letters of recommendation should be emailed to amazonianbiota@gmail.com. Applications are due by Dec 31st, 2015.

Informal inquiries may be made to Diogo Meyer (diogo@ib.usp.br), Camila Ribas (camilaribas@inpa.gov.br), Alexandre Aleixo (aleixo@museu-goeldi.br), and Tomas Hrbek (hrbek@evoamazon.net).

ContactN: Camila Ribas
ContactE: amazonianbiota@gmail.com
WebLink: http://biogeoamazonica.blogspot.com.br/
Reviews Start: <span data-term="goog_604096675" tabindex="0">01/01/2016
Apps Close: 12/31/2012

 


 

Title: Curator
Position Type: Permanent Position
Institution: Natural History Museum
Department: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Field: Paleobiology, Evolution, Systematics
Los Angeles, CA USA

General Information: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) seeks two Curators to lead the research programs and steer the public engagement of its renowned Late Pleistocene Rancho La Brea collections housed at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. The successful candidates will conduct collection-based research in evolutionary biology and paleoecology including systematics, biogeography, climate change, and biodiversity science. The NHM, the largest natural history museum in the western United States, has recently finished a dramatic transformation including new ground-breaking exhibitions and a 3 acre wildlife garden. It anticipates completing a similar transformation at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum during the next decade. The NHM's mission is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. Our strategic intent-To be the best at communicating how our planet and life on it changes over time and why this matters-guides our priorities over the next decade.

This is a full-time position with a salary and title commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits (http://www.nhm.org/site/about-our-museums/working-at-nhm/employee-benefits).

Qualifications: The successful candidates will have a record of outstanding research as well as excellent communication skills, a talent for collaboration across disciplines, and an innate ability to engage and enthuse the public and stakeholders through their work. The successful candidates will have a Ph.D., a strong track record of published research, and experience in generating funding. Experience in collections management would be an advantage, as would an interest in creative ways of engaging the public in research (e.g., citizen science). The Curators will be expected to develop an active and publically engaging research program, develop working relationships with local universities, professional associations, mentor students and postdoctoral fellows, and maintain research through obtaining competitive grants and/or funding from other external sources. They will manage the collection's growth and undertake research in ways that increase both its scientific and public appeal. The Curators must have the vision and capability to build a research program that can be integrated within the NHM's ongoing efforts to document and interpret biotic responses to environmental change.

Responsibilities: The La Brea Tar Pits & Museum constitutes one of the world's richest Ice Age fossil sites and has yielded an estimated 5 million specimens representing more than 600 species of animals and plants of Late Pleistocene age. These collections afford a huge potential for a broad array of research and public programs and are continuously growing through ongoing excavations. The successful candidates will be responsible for developing a dynamic, productive, and scientifically significant program of research to build a growing scientific and public profile, overseeing the development and curation of important collections, maintaining and strengthening the NHM's presence in key professional and governmental networks, and establishing active internal NHM collaborations, especially with the Education and Exhibits, Marketing and Communications, and Advancement Departments.

The ability to communicate effectively and engage with a wide variety of audiences, including the public and the NHM's various stakeholders is paramount. The successful candidates will be expected to help oversee staff and supervise the NHM's Rancho La Brea program including the collections and excavations. They will actively participate in a broad range of museum activities, such as exhibits, education, outreach, training of educators, public communications, and fundraising. More specifically, the successful candidates will be expected to play a key role in the ongoing transformation of the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, developing a future vision for this unique fossil site.

Instructions: Application deadline is December 15th, 2015. The starting date is July 1st, 2016. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary history, and the full contact information of at least three professional references to thayden@nhm.org, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum Curatorial Search, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, No Phone Calls, No Fax.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience
ContactN: Tyler Hayden
ContactE: thayden@nhm.org
WebLink: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=11045001&t=2
Reviews Start: 12/15/15
Apps Close: 12/15/15

 


 

Title: Assistant Professor: Physiological Genomics
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Colorado Denver
Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Field: physiological genomics
Denver, Colorado United States

General Information: Physiological Genomics Faculty Position University of Colorado Denver

The Department of Integrative Biology on the University of Colorado Denver Campus seeks to fill a new tenure-track faculty position: Assistant Professor in Physiological Genomics (Job #F02959 at www.jobsatcu.com). We intend to hire a tenure-track faculty member that uses genomic approaches and analytic tools to study physiological, developmental or evolutionary processes. Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. CU Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. Questions can be directed to Dr. Michael J. Greene (michael.greene@ucdenver.edu; 303-556-5610), Chair of the search committee.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology, or related field.

Responsibilities: We seek candidates with active research programs, successful funding records, experience in teaching and mentoring students, and innovative approaches to research problems. The successful candidate will establish an independent, nationally recognized, and externally funded research program related to the field of physiological genomics.

Instructions: Apply for job #F02959 at www.jobsatcu.com.

Questions should be sent to: Dr. Michael J. Greene michael.greene@ucdenver.edu 303-556-5610

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
ContactN: Michael J. Greene
ContactEmichael.greene@ucdenver.edu
Web Linkwww.jobsatcu.com
Reviews Start: 12/15/15
Apps Close: Until filled.

 


 

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology - Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Department: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
Field:  Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics
Berkeley, California USA

General Information: University of California, Berkeley/p >

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology - Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics/p >

There is an opening for a postdoctoral position available in the lab of Dr. Benjamin Blackman. The aims of the position will be tailored to the expertise of the successful applicant and complement the Blackman Lab's broad interests in the genetic basis of adaptation and domestication, the ecology and evolution of plant development, and mechanisms of organism-environment interaction.

Applying tools from evolutionary genomics, molecular genetics, and field ecology in sunflowers (Helianthus) and monkeyflowers (Mimulus), our research addresses the following questions: How do plants cope with daily and seasonal environmental fluctuations? How and why do these response evolve along environmental gradients? How are multi-trait adaptations assembled over evolutionary time? Current NSF-funded work is focused on following the history and function of sunflower domestication alleles with ancient DNA and gene expression studies as well as the genetics of natural variation in solar tracking. Additional lab and field work in wild sunflowers and monkeyflowers centers on the genetic changes and ecological pressures contributing to clinal variation in developmental plasticity, with an emphasis on responses to seasonal cues.

The postdoc will work closely with the PI, collaborators, and lab personnel to design and lead research in the lab and field. The position also involves preparing grant proposals and manuscripts, data management and dissemination, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD or equivalent degree in Biology or related field at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Biology or related field by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate across biological disciplines, identify and troubleshoot promising new methodologies independently, and use the appointment to develop and pursue novel, exciting questions. Demonstrated expertise in evolutionary genetics and evolutionary ecology is essential. Expertise in analysis of genomic or transcriptomic datasets, programming for bioinformatics, biostatistics, selection analysis, QTL mapping, or gene expression studies is desirable.

Appointment:

The targeted start date for this position is mid-January 2016. The initial appointment is for one-year, however, appointment may be renewed for an additional one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. This is a full-time appointment.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoc salary scales. The salary range for this position is $42,840 to $50,112. Generous benefits are included (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs)

To Apply: http://apptrkr.com/695175

Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter that summarizes research interests and professional goals, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

This position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Dr. Benjamin Blackman at mailto:bkblackman@berkeley.edu.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching.

The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

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Qualifications: See General Information

Responsibilities: See General Information

Instructions: Apply Online: http://apptrkr.com/695175

Compensation:
ContactN: Human Resources
ContactEnoemails@jobelephant.com
Web Linkhttp://apptrkr.com/695175
Reviews Start: 10/23/2015
Apps Close: 11/30/2015

 


 

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics
Position Type: Select One
Institution: University of Puget Sound
Department: Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics
Field:
Tacoma, WA US

General Information: University of Puget Sound

Visiting Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics

Job ID: 2606

Location

Biology

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Faculty Posting Details

Appointment: Full-time, 2-year visiting assistant professor; begins Fall Term 2016

Responsibilities:

We seek a biologist with expertise in evolutionary and ecological genetics to teach at our selective, undergraduate institution. The visiting faculty member will teach an upper-level course in evolution. We are particularly interested in candidates who can also teach an upper-level course in bioinformatics. Other teaching responsibilities could include a core course in biology (Unity of Life, Diversity of Life, General Ecology, Genetics), an interdisciplinary university core course, or another upper-level course in his/her area(s) of expertise. A typical teaching load consists of two lecture classes and two lab sections, or one lecture class and three lab sections per semester. We prefer individuals who will contribute to our undergraduate research program. Lab space and other resources are available. The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in relevant field, with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to liberal arts education. Post-doctoral experience and/or teaching experience is desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=706553&targetURL=http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than January 6, 2016 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents: Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted
to submit resume. Additional documents can be
attached within the application before submission.
Applications submitted without the required
attachments will not be considered.

' Curriculum vitae

' Letter of interest

' Teaching statement

' Research statement

' Three (3) letters of reference. You will be
asked to specify the email addresses of reference
providers at the time of application and the
system will email these providers on the next
business day.

Optional Applicant Documents: Teaching Evaluations

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

How to Apply

For complete job description and application instructions, visit: http://apptrkr.com/706553<

About Puget Sound:

Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA

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Qualifications: See General Qualifications

Responsibilities: See General Qualifications

Instructions: Apply Online: http://apptrkr.com/706556

Compensation:
ContactN: Human Resources
ContactE: noemails@jobelephant.com
Web Link: http://apptrkr.com/706556
Reviews Start: 11/12/2015
Apps Close: 12/12/2015

 


 

Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: American Museum of Natural History
Department: Biology
Field: Bioinformatics; computational biology; genomics
New York, New York USA

General Information: American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellowships in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Genomics, or a related discipline, with experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, creating databases and computational pipelines, and analysis of large biological data sets. Proficiency in programming and scripting required (ideally Python, Perl, and R), and familiarity with other languages, such as mysql, C++/C, or Java, is desirable. For bioinformatics and computational biology tool development, candidates should have documented skills in various areas of expertise, such as next-generation sequence processing (quality screening and error correction), de novo and reference guided assembly for non-model eukaryotic whole genomes and transcriptomes, read mapping, gene annotation and discovery, and/or processing phenomic, transcriptomic, and phylogenomic datasets. Experience in a bioinformatics setting and in operating and maintaining high performance linux/unix servers preferred. Candidates should have extensive research experience with a solid publication record, ideally with some experience in phylogenetic methods, and excellent interpersonal, writing and problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities: The American Museum of Natural History seeks highly qualified applicants for its Gerstner Postdoctoral Fellows program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Successful applicants must be able to work effectively in applying innovative techniques to pursue independent and collaborative bioinformatics and computational research in integrative studies of genomics or spatial bioinformatics or biodiversity informatics, alongside faculty and other researchers interested in phylogenetics, phylogeography, evolutionary studies, and phenomics (the use of high-throughput computational methods to analyze morphological, physiological, and other phenotypic form and function).  Fellows also will participate in the design, development and implementation of new algorithms, bioinformatics tools and infrastructure and computational methods to facilitate genomic assemblies and analyses, as well as developing methods to catalyze ongoing synthesis of phylogenetic information and address 'big data' issues from a computational perspective.

A portion of each Fellows' efforts also will include: 1) teaching, training and workshops, 2) research collaboration with and assistance to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and other Museum colleagues in accessing including data storage, retrieval, and assembly; and 3) maintaining software and related resources.

The initial appointment will be for one year, potentially renewable for one to two additional years based on performance.

Instructions: Applicants should submit the following materials electronically, preferably as PDF files, via a single email message to Gerstnerbioinfopostdoc@amnh.org (Subject line: 2016 Gerstner Bioinformatics-Computation Postdoc: your name): 1) a cover letter in which you indicate your interest, experience, and qualifications for the position; 2) a short (2-4 page) prospectus of the type of research project(s) and bioinformatics-computational biology tools you propose to develop during the postdoctoral appointment, 3) a curriculum vitae, with names of at least 2 references; and 4) PDF files of up to five recent publications, or other documentation of relevant accomplishments in bioinformatics/computational biology.  Applicants also must arrange for 2 academic reference letters to be sent by the due date to Gerstnerbioinfopostdoc@amnh.org  (Subject line: 2016 Gerstner Bioinformatics-Computation Postdoc Reference Letter: applicant name).  DUE DATE: December 15, 2015.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.  The Museum encourages Women, Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Vietnam Era and Disabled Veterans to apply.  The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

Compensation:
ContactN: Beth Kneller
ContactEGerstnerbioinfopostdoc@amnh.org
Web Link: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/richard-gilder-graduate-school/academics-and-research/fellowship-and-grant-opportunities/postdoctoral-fellowships/gerstner-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-bioinformatics-and-computational-biology
Reviews Start: 12/15/15
Apps Close:  12/15/15

 


 

Title: Tenured Professorship in Human
Evolutionary Biology
Position Type: Permanent Position
Institution: Harvard University
Department: Human Evolutionary Biology, Faculty
of Arts and Sciences
Field: Human Evolutionary Biology
Cambridge, MA U.S.A.

General Information: The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenured professor in the field of human evolutionary biology. We are interested in candidates who address any aspect of humans from an evolutionary perspective, and who complement and add to the strengths of the department and other affiliated departments at Harvard including Anthropology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Psychology, as well as the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2016.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

Responsibilities: The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Instructions: Please submit your materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6565).

Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2015; applications will be reviewed until the positionis filled.

Letters of nomination from third parties are welcome. Names of references are not required.

Please address inquiries to Professor Joseph Henrich, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University at henrich@fas.harvard.edu.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience
ContactN: Professor Joseph Henrich
ContactEhenrich@fas.harvard.edu
WebLink:
http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6565
Reviews Start: Applications will be reviewed until the positionis filled
Apps Close: 12/01/2015

 


 

 

Title: Science Fellows in Frontiers of Science
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: Columbia University
Department:
Field: Open
New York, NY 10463

General Information: Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to challenge the way students think about science, introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind.  The program will appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the natural sciences for the academic year 2016-2017.

Qualifications: We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received or expect to receive the Ph.D. between 1 January 2012 and 30 June 2016. Columbia Science Fellows hold the rank of Lecturer in Discipline in an appropriate natural science department. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year based on satisfactory performance.

Responsibilities: Fellows teach two once-per-week seminar sections each semester, attend the weekly course lecture, faculty meeting and pedagogical seminar, and carry out research under the guidance of their faculty mentor.  In the third year of appointment, one semester of research leave from teaching may be available. In addition to teaching and research, the Fellows participate actively in the development of the course-wide Frontiers of Science curriculum and engage in the intellectual life of the department of affiliation.

Instructions: For more information on the program, please contact Elina Yuffa at fos@columbia.eduor  212-854-4690 .

To apply, please visit our online site: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61619

Compensation: 49000
ContactN: Elina Yuffa
ContactEfos@columbia.edu
WebLink:
academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61619
Reviews Start: Dec. 16, 2015
Apps Close: Dec. 15, 2015

 


 

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type: Select One
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Department: Plant and Microbial Biology
Field: Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics
Berkeley, CA USA

General Information: There is an opening for a postdoctoral positionavailable in the lab of Dr. Benjamin Blackman. The aims of the positionwill be tailored to the expertise of the successful applicant and complement the Blackman Lab's broad interests in the genetic basis of adaptation and domestication, the ecology and evolution of plant development, and mechanisms of organism-environment interaction.

Applying tools from evolutionary genomics, molecular genetics, and field ecology in sunflowers (Helianthus) and monkeyflowers (Mimulus), our research addresses the following questions: How do plants cope with daily and seasonal environmental fluctuations? How and why do these response evolve along  environmental gradients? How are multi-trait adaptations assembled over evolutionary time? Current NSF-funded work is focused on following the history and function of sunflower domestication alleles with ancient DNA and gene expression studies as well as the genetics of natural variation in solar tracking. Additional lab and field work in wild sunflowers and monkeyflowers centers on the genetic changes and ecological pressures contributing to clinal variation in developmental plasticity, with an emphasis on responses to seasonal cues.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD or equivalent degree in Biology or related field at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Biology or related field by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate across biological disciplines, identify and troubleshoot promising new methodologies independently, and use the appointment to develop and pursue novel, exciting questions. Demonstrated expertise in evolutionary genetics and evolutionary ecology is essential. Expertise in analysis of genomic or transcriptomic datasets, programming for bioinformatics, biostatistics, selection analysis, QTL mapping, or gene expression studies is desirable.

Responsibilities: The postdoc will work closely with the PI, collaborators, and lab personnel to design and lead research in the lab and field. The positionalso involves preparing grant proposals and manuscripts, data management and dissemination, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Instructions: Appointment: The targeted start date for this positionis mid-January 2016. The initial appointment is for one-year, however, appointment may be renewed for an additional one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. This is a full-time appointment.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoc salary scales. The salary range for this position is $42,840 to $50,112. Generous benefits are included (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs)

To Apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00892 Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter that summarizes research interests and professional goals, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

This positionwill remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Dr. Benjamin Blackman at bkblackman@berkeley.edu.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching. The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

Compensation: $42,840 to $50,112
ContactN: Benjamin Blackman
ContactEbkblackman@gmail.com
WebLink:
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00892
Reviews Start: 11/30/15
Apps Close: 11/30/15

 


 

Title: Non-tenure track Assistant Professor
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Boise State University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Ecology-Evolution
Boise, ID USA

General Information: Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the positionof non-tenure track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR within the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University. We seek two broadly trained Ph.D.-level biologists with relevant expertise and teaching experience to join our faculty in on-going full-time 9-month teaching positions. We seek colleagues who will embrace undergraduate teaching as their primary contribution to our diverse curriculum and incorporate effective teaching strategies and assessment methods in the classroom. There will also be the potential to develop and deliver graduate level coursework in our dynamic and growing department and university. The successful candidates will contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate courses in the Department of Biological Sciences for each positionas described below:

Qualifications: Search # AS-0068-15: For this positionwe seek a Ph.D.-level biologist to contribute to possible teaching opportunities include coursework in organismal diversity, ecology and evolution, comparative vertebrate anatomy, as well as undergraduate courses in the successful candidate's field.

Instructions: To apply for either of these positions:  Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information (name, address, email address, phone number, and FAX number) for three professional references, and a cover letter that explicitly states your qualifications for either position. Please send application materials as a single PDF file to the following email address: biologyemployment@boisestate.edu.  Include in the email subject line: 'Application for search #AS-0068-15' or 'Application for search #AS-0070-15', depending on which positionyou are applying for.  Please do NOT have reference letters sent at this time. Review of applications will begin on  November 30, 2015, and finalists will be invited for campus interviews in Jan/Feb 2016. Applications received after that point may be considered if the positionis not filled from the finalist pool.

Compensation: Salary will be based on
qualifications and will be accompanied by an
excellent benefits package that includes
medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance,
retirement plan, reduced tuition benefits, sick
leave, and paid holidays.
ContactN: Pete Koetsier
ContactEpkoet@boisestate.edu
WebLink:
http://biology.boisestate.edu/jobcareer-opportunities/
Reviews Start:  11/30/15
Apps Close:  01/04/16

 


 

Title: Tenure Track Botanist Position
Position Type: Select One
Institution: University of Minnesota
Department: Plant Biology
Field: Botany
Saint Paul, MN United States

General Information: The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota announces a tenure-track botanist positionat the assistant professor level in the Department of Plant Biology. We welcome applicants working in any area of botany with a focus on organismal biology and botanical diversity. We seek outstanding candidates who employ innovative comparative approaches to gain insight on the evolution, ecology, systematics, biogeography, genetics, physiology, development, or biochemistry of plants. Competitive applicants will have the skills required to establish successful research programs that integrate different approaches including but not limited to herbarium collections, field exploration, experimentation, phylogenetics, modeling, and/or computation.

Interested in joining the CBS faculty? Visit job posting for detailed information (https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=305373&PostingSeq=1). Review of applications by the search committee will begin on November 30, 2015.

The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota recently hired 18 scientists among six interdisciplinary clusters in emerging areas of biology that connect with other STEM disciplines. Find out what makes Minnesota a great place to work and live. Learn more about the College of Biological Sciences (http://cbs.umn.edu), the University of Minnesota (http://umn.edu) and the Twin Cities (http://umn.edu/wishyouwerehere). Questions about the application process may be directed to Michael Ouverson (ouver005@umn.edu). Questions about positionsmay be directed to the chair of the search committee, George Weiblen (gweiblen@umn.edu).

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty and especially encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: '    Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in biological science or a related field, and appropriate post-doctoral experience '    Strong publication record in disciplines related to the position '    Evidence of potential to initiate and sustain extramurally funded research '    Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with multiple audiences '    Teaching experience Preferred

Qualifications:
'    Evidence of collections-based research experience
'    Evidence of innovative approaches to teaching organismal biology including botany
'    Track record of interacting creatively,
collaboratively, and productively with other scientists

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally funded research program, pursue a teaching program in botany, advise undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral research, participate in curation of the University of Minnesota herbarium (Bell Museum of Natural History), and participate in professional service.  Faculty positionsat University of Minnesota provide opportunities for collaboration between researchers in all disciplines, and involvement in several excellent graduate

Instructions: Please apply via job posting available here: (https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=305373&PostingSeq=1). Review of applications by the search committee will begin on  November 30, 2015. Questions about the application process may be directed to Michael Ouverson (ouver005@umn.edu). Questions about positionsmay be directed to the chair of the search committee, George Weiblen (gweiblen@umn.edu).

Compensation:
ContactN: Michael Ouverson
ContactEouver005@umn.edu
WebLink:
https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=305373&PostingSeq=1
Reviews Start and Apps Close: 11/30/15

 


 

 

Title: Assistant Professor ' Plant Ecologist
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: East Tennessee State University
Department: Department of Biological Sciences
Field: plant ecology
Johnson City, Tennessee USA

General Information: The Department of Biological Sciences at the East Tennessee State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor positionin the area of plant ecology. Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent, record of research excellence as demonstrated by publications in plant ecology or related fields, and an ability to develop an extramurally funded research program in an area of plant ecology. Teaching duties may include freshman-level biology and upper-level or graduate courses such as plant ecology or population biology. Candidates with research on the vegetation of the Appalachians and the southeast US are encouraged to apply. To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interest, and names and contact information for three references via ETSU's eJobs online application system https://jobs.etsu.edu/by November 30, 2015.

The Department of Biological Sciences currently comprises eighteen faculty members engaged in a wide range of teaching and research activities. The Department houses the J.C. Warden Herbarium (ETSU), which specializes in the regional flora. The Department serves approximately 500 majors and 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students. East Tennessee State University enrolls over 12,000 undergraduate students, and offers 40 master's degree programs, 12 doctoral degree programs, and 24 graduate certificates to over 2,300 graduate students. ETSU is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, a city of about 65,000 located in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The region has a total population of more than 400,000 and combines a low cost of living with amenities found in larger urban areas. The region has abundant public lands (National Forests, State Parks, etc.) easily accessible.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required, at time of hire. Candidates must have strong background in the biological sciences and have expertise in some plant ecology related sub-discipline. We seek candidates with a strong interest in teaching and with demonstrated abilities in research.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include: 1) developing an active research program in plant ecology, plant population genetics, plant community ecology, plant conservation biology or related field; 2) teaching undergraduate level and graduate level courses in plant ecology, population biology and/or other courses, with possible teaching of the introductory level biology courses; 3) participating in service activities at various levels, including departmental, college, university, community and professional.

Instructions: To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interest, and names and contact information for three references via ETSU's eJobs online application system https://jobs.etsu.edu/by November 30, 2015.

Applicants must submit online ETSU Employment Application at eJobs, https://jobs.etsu.edu/and directly at https://jobs.etsu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=175863 Contact Human Resources about the process at (423) 439-5890. Search Committee Chair: Dr. Tim McDowell, ETSU Dept. of Biological Sciences, Box 70703, Johnson City, TN 37614-0703, email: mcdowelt@etsu.eduFor more information, refer to website http://www.etsu.edu/biology

Compensation:
ContactN: Tim McDowell
ContactEmcdowelt@etsu.edu
WebLink:
https://jobs.etsu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=175863
Reviews Start:  11/15/2015
Apps Close:  11/30/2015


 

Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/CURATOR ' AVIAN GENETICS/GENOMICS
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Oklahoma
Department: Dept. of Biology/Sam Noble Museum
Field: AVIAN GENETICS/GENOMICS
Norman, OK USA

General Information: GENERAL INFORMATION: The Sam Noble Museum is an organized research unit of the University of Oklahoma and is one of the finest university museums in the world. The museum has an outstanding curatorial, collections, education, exhibits, and support staff that serves the museum's mission from research to preservation to education at all levels. The Department of Biology is a leading academic department with a tradition of excellence in organismal biology. It is home to 20 of the 44 faculty in the University's graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and it is currently in the process of hiring several new faculty in the next two to three years to expand on its strengths in geographical ecology and the biology of behavior.

Qualifications: DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: We seek a creative, collaborative thinker with a collection-based research program involving molecular approaches to studying avian systems. We are especially interested in candidates who use genomic tools and datasets in combination with innovative computational, ecological, behavioral and/or comparative approaches to address important biological questions ranging from the origin and maintenance of organismal diversity, adaptation to changing environments, and human health and disease. Areas of research interests include, but are not limited to: comparative genomics, landscape/population genetics, geographical ecology, global change biology, evolutionary genetics, and mechanisms of evolution. Preference will be given to biologists with a documented record of collections-based research in natural history who also clearly demonstrate cross-disciplinary research programs. A Ph.D., teaching experience, and field and museum research experience in ornithology are required.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and maintain an innovative, extramurally-funded research program in avian systems; (2) oversee care and obtain support for a collection of more than 26,000 specimens by maintaining records, identifying and cataloging specimens, supervising preparators and assistants, expanding and preserving the collections, and developing long-range plans for collection maintenance and development; (3) contribute to museum public exhibit development and support; (4) develop and contribute to museum-related outreach activities; and (5) contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including instruction of one course per year (one-half the regular department teaching load) in ornithology, animal behavior, biogeography, genetics, evolution, ecological modeling, or bioinformatics. A full-time collection manager is funded in this collection (50% collection, 50% Genetic Resources Core Facility), and a rotating graduate assistant appointment is assigned to the collection.

Instructions: APPLICATIONS:  Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of experience and goals (including teaching, research, and curation), and representative pdf reprint examples to Dr. Michael A. Mares, Director, mamares@ou.edu. Applicants should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference sent to mamares@ou.edu or to Genetic Ornithologist Search Committee, Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, Oklahoma, 73072-7029. Visit us at http://snomnh.ou.edu and http://biology.ou.edu. CLOSING DATE:  Screening of candidates will begin 1 October 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE. PROTECTED VETERANS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Compensation: Negotiable
ContactN: Michael Mares
ContactEmamares@ou.edu
WebLink: https://jobs.ou.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=339295
Reviews Start: 10/01/15
Apps Close: until filled


 

Title: Postdoc in Bioinformatics and Molecular Plant Biology: Citrus Greening
Position Type: Postdoc
Institution: USDA
Department: PGEC
Field: Bioinformatics
Albany, CA USA

General Information: The Lewis lab seeks a highly motivated and creative post-doctoral research associate with expertise in bioinformatics and molecular plant biology for a USDA-funded project on citrus greening, caused by the bacterial pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. The Lewis Lab is located at the Plant Gene Expression Center (PGEC) in Albany, California and is part of a unique collaboration between the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture and the Plant and Microbial Biology Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Qualifications: This position requires a recent PhD (within last 4 years) in plant molecular biology or plant molecular pathology or closely related field. The successful candidate must have experience in programming (i.e. Perl, Python, etc), in molecular biology, and knowledge of microbiology, genetics, and/or plant biology.

The candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, an excellent publication record, the ability to develop manuscripts and orally present data, and the ability to work creatively, independently and as part of a team. Due to restrictions from the funding agency, the candidate must also possess US citizenship or be a permanent resident who meets certain eligibility requirements.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will conduct bioinformatic and evolutionary analysis of Candidatus Liberibacter genomes, and validate putative elicitors in defense induction in citrus using assays for basal immunity.

Instructions: To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, and the names and contact information for three references to: jdlewis@berkeley.edu with subject line Citrus Greening Postdoc

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Contact: Jennifer Lewis
ContactEjdlewis@berkeley.edu
Reviews Start: 4/7/2015
Apps Close: 12/31/2015