Career Opportunities


Title: PostDoc
Position Type: PostDoc Position
Institution: Universidade de Sao Paulo
Department: Epidemiologia
Field: Public Health Entomology
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

General Information: The Laboratory of Public Health Entomology - Molecular Systematics at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, seeks a highly motivated and productive postdoctoral researcher to work on a FAPESP Tematico-funded research (grant no. 2014/26229-7) on malaria vector mosquitoes in rural settlements in the Brazilian Amazon.

Funding is available for a minimum of 1 year, and may be extended upon both mutual and FAPESP agreement. Preference will be given to candidates with a high probability of applying for and obtaining independent funding; for example through the TDR/WHO or other funding agencies.

The starting date is flexible, and the position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration, applicants should apply by March 17th, 2016. Informal inquiries are welcomed, prior to formal application.

Information is also available at FAPESP website <>.

Qualifications: Those interested must have a doctorate and experience in phylogenetic systematics and related fields, as well as excellent knowledge of molecular techniques used in taxonomy and population genetics of insect vectors. Computational skills and statistics will be of great importance.

Responsibilities: The position requires an individual with a PhD and experience in phylogenetic systematics and related fields. Outstanding molecular, computational and statistics skills are particularly advantageous. It is expected the candidate collaborates in discipline, field work in Brazil, and training undergraduate and graduate students in molecular techniques employed in systematics.

Instructions: To apply, please send the following:

1.      A Curriculum Vitae
2.      Names of 3 referees willing to provide a letter of recommendation upon request
3.      A brief statement of how your research goals fit with research of Culicidae lab
4.      A brief statement of interest, ideas, and qualifications for independent grant applications

E-mail applications are preferred:

Mailed applications are also acceptable to:
Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Faculdade de Saude Publica
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Avenida Doutor Arnaldo 715 sala 210
01246-904 Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brasil

Compensation: R$ 6,143.40/~USD1,537.83 monthly
ContactN: Maria Anice Sallum
Reviews Start: 02/27/2016
Apps Close: 03/17/2016


Title: LPSOE
Position Type: Permanent Position
Institution: UCSB
Department: EEMB
Field: General Biology
Santa Barbara, CA USA

General Information: The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara jointly invite applications for a position of Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (PSOE).

Qualifications: This position requires a PhD in biology or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should have a record of teaching excellence with experience and expertise in the appropriate disciplines.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assume responsibility for courses in Introductory Biology for majors and non-majors, and a course in the candidate's area of expertise. Courses will cover topics in biochemistry, cell biology, development, genetics, animal and plant physiology, ecology and evolution.

Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching experience and interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), and three to four letters of recommendation from persons with the ability to evaluate the candidate.

Submit applications electronically at: Information about the Departments can be obtained from the website: The review of applications will begin March 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Commeserate with experience/qualifications
ContactN: LPSOE search committee
Reviews Start: 3/31/2016
Apps Close: until filled


Title: Freelancer editor
Position Type: Temporary Position
Institution: TopEdit English Editing LLC
Department: Marketing
Field: Evolutionary biology
Alexandria, Virginia USA

General Information: Our company provides full-service editing for scientific manuscripts and proposals at all stages of submission. Our services include providing assistance with English language, editing for style and flow, providing constructive comments on scientific content, and making suggestions about journals. We work primarily with Chinese clients, who are leaders in their STEM fields.

Qualifications: - Possess a post-graduate degree
- Have at least one peer-reviewed scientific publication
- Be a native English speaker or equivalent fluency

Responsibilities: Edit manuscripts from the perspective of a reviewer, give advices to authors, correct grammatical errors and typos and so on.

Instructions: If you meet these qualifications and want to join our network of STEM field editors, please get in touch!

Send us:
- A cover letter stating
- your interest and qualifications
- 5-10 keywords indicating your specific areas of expertise.
- Your current CV
- including your contact details
- highlighting your accomplishments as a science writer

Please send your materials or direct questions to We look forward to hearing from you!

Compensation: $18-25/500 words
ContactN: George
Reviews Start: 02/24/2016
Apps Close: 06/30/2016