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Author: GSBS | Category: Opportunities | October 05, 2017



Assistant Director, Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) at University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

Housed in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), the cBCD supports the career and professional development of our ~700 PhD and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School. In addition to offering opt-in resources and services in the areas of career and professional skills development, a cornerstone of our approach is to work with faculty to integrate career development into the fabric of the core curriculum for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. With the support of grant funding, we test for short- and long-term impacts of our approach, and disseminate our findings to help advance the field of PhD career development. The Assistant Director will teach and direct elements of these core functions, facilitate program growth in strategic areas, meet with students 1-on-1 in career counseling appointments, and contribute to strategic planning, communications, and partnership development to further the mission and growth of the cBCD.

To learn more about this position: https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2668/

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or CV through UMass’s online submission system https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2668/ . In addition, applicants are encouraged to send applications directly to cynthia.fuhrmann@umassmed.edu.

Worcester is located in central Massachusetts, ~1 hour from Boston, Hartford, Providence, and Amherst (with a commuter rail into Boston). The city and surrounding towns offer an easy commute, nationally-recognized public schools, city attributes (eg., a science museum, art museum, theater, stadium), fresh foods from local farms, hiking trails, and winter sports (including ski slopes!). 

DORA Community Manager

The DORA Community Manager position is an opportunity for a Ph.D. or Master level fellow to gain experience in scholarly publishing and policy in Washington, DC. The DORA Community Manager will be headquartered at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), which is located in Bethesda, MD. This position will report to the Director of Public Policy and is a 24 month assignment.

Essential Functions

Documenting best practices in Research Assessment

Research and document examples of best practice of research assessment for different situations from a range of organizations, in particular DORA signatories.

Website and outreach

Regularly blog, post to social media and send newsletters to signatories about issues related to DORA and progress on documenting best practices in order to keep awareness of this issue high.

Work with relevant staff to maintain DORA website and ensure that it is a regularly updated source of valuable information.

Management of DORA signatories and data

Assure the quality of the current data on institutional signers of DORA and recruit additional institutions, for example to improve the international coverage.

Work with the Steering Committee to target and recruit new institutional subscribers.

Committee Management and Strategic Partnerships

Develop strategic partnerships with groups who are working in highly related areas and can help to amplify the DORA message or assist in its activities.

Provide monthly updates to the Core Steering Committee.

Support the activity of the Core Steering Committee including creation of agendas for quarterly meetings.

Liaise with individual members of the Core Steering Committee as necessary and with staff who are involved DORA nodes in other parts of the world.

Competencies

  1. Technical Capability in communications, data management, and analytics
  2. Strategic Thinking
  3. Communication Proficiency
  4. Project Management
  5. Attention to detail
  6. Creative problem-solving ability

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in the sciences preferred
  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing, assessment of research
  • Strong written and verbal communication including the use of social media

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION:

Please e-mail your resume and one page cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@ascb.org

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, St. Mary's University 

St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, a private, Catholic university invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Biological Sciences beginning August 2018. We are seeking a life scientist with expertise in an area of biology that will complement the current strengths of the department. The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching undergraduate courses in cell biology and genetic principles. Additional teaching duties may include a cell and molecular methods laboratory course. Preference will be given to individuals who also possess expertise in the field of genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, or bioinformatics. While teaching is the primary function of the position, research, especially involving undergraduates, is expected of the successful candidate. The presence of an active biomedical research community in the San Antonio area provides the opportunity to establish collaborative research projects in many fields. A Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in affiliating with the University’s Center for Catholic Studies and working to integrate biosciences and Catholic social teaching. Founded in 1852 and operated by the Society of Mary, St. Mary’s University is a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution with a proven history of preparing undergraduate science students for careers in health professions and research. The mission of St. Mary’s as a Catholic university is to foster a community of faith in which people of varied traditions and experiences unite in commitment to an educational venture, in dedication to a life of scholarship, and in service to society. The successful applicant need not be of the Catholic faith but must be supportive of the Marianist educational mission. For more information visit the university web site at www.stmarytx.edu or contact the chair at traabe@stmarytx.edu or 210-431-4321. Salary is commensurate with experience and is accompanied by a strong benefits package. All qualified applicants are welcome; minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found at http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Along with the employment application please also submit the following items via email to Ms. Krystle Alcorta (kalcorta@stmarytx.edu): 1) a letter of application detailing interest in the position and a description of teaching and professional development goals, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) copies of graduate transcripts, 4) the e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of references, and 5) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Any offer of employment for this position is contingent upon final budget authorization and successful completion of a clear background check. St. Mary’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor/Early Associate Professor level (Tenure Track) in Developmental, Cell and

Molecular Biology in the Department of Biology, Duke University

Position Description

The Department of Biology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Early Associate Professor level, to start in July or August 2018. Candidates addressing fundamental questions in the broad area of developmental, cell, and molecular biology (DCMB) are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in approaches such as advanced imaging, biochemistry, biophysics, and quantitative methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and be actively involved in academic activities in the department and university. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biological, computational or physical sciences, postdoctoral experience or its equivalent, a strong publication record, the potential to develop a vigorous and well-funded research program, and commitment to teaching. The application should be pdf files that include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page research summary, a one-page teaching statement, and letters of recommendation from three referees are required.

Applications and recommendation letters should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo). Applications received on or before November 15, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Post-Doc Associate Editor

ASBMB is looking for a post-doc to serve as a co-associate editor (with an editor and another co-associate editor) for classroom activities used for biochem and mol bio courses. It’s through an online site called coursesource.org.

email: blaken@uthscsa.edu

Postdoc at The University of Texas at El Paso

Job ID: 3473

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position

Department: Psychology

Position Description: We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), to join the Behavioral Neuroscience group in the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at El Paso. The postdoctoral fellow will form part of the UTEP Vulnerability Issues in Drug Abuse: Career and Research Trans-disciplinary Training Program (VIDA:CARTT) that focuses on research opportunities together with professional development activities. The postdoctoral fellow must have a strong long-term desire to establish an independent line of research focused on drug addiction research.

Research activities in behavioral neuroscience will focus on intrinsic mechanisms that contribute to neural sensitization, potentially utilizing in vivo intracerebral microdialysis, in vivo chronoamperometry, electrophysiology and cell/molecular biology that integrate neurophysiology with behavior. UTEP neuroscience provides exciting opportunities for collaboration with research faculty in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, as well as the Behavioral Neuroscience cohort. Attendance at professional conferences to disseminate research results is expected.

Professional development is a specific aim of this position, so a mentoring committee will provide career advisement. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate in workshops that promote success, grit and cultural capital empowerment, as well as ethics and professional development. Training opportunities include grant-writing seminars, mentored manuscript writing, preparation for job applications, interviews, job talks, negotiation. Emphases will also be placed on developing an extended network that will foster collaborations and development beyond the postdoctoral experience and through the tenure process.

Successful candidates will be interested in and capable of conducting research in a multidisciplinary context and engage in the professional development activities. The postdoctoral fellow will begin with 1-year appointment, with reappointment for a second year contingent on satisfactory progress.

More information here.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Translational Pre-clinical Discovery Science at the UNTHSC in Fort Worth

Position Description: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Translational Pre-clinical Discovery Science at the UNTHSC in Fort Worth, Texas in the Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience. Pleasant, low cost-of-living area of DFW with nationally competitive salary. Minimum requirements include current permission to work in the USA, a PhD or DSc research degree in a lab bench-based quantitative life science such as chemistry, biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, pharmaceutics or bioengineering from an accredited institution, outstanding English reading, writing, oral communication and comprehension skills, a strong record of first author publications, extensive experience working in a non-clinical laboratory setting, and strong working knowledge of laboratory machinery. There are multiple funded ongoing projects related to the discovery and development of mechanistically new therapeutic and disease prevention agents, and applied eco-friendly biotechnology projects. See bit.ly/SchetzLab2016

Seeking:

• Self-motivated, dedicated, responsible, hard-working, problem-solvers with a knack for innovation

• Ability and willingness to learn new methodologies, to multitask, to meet deadlines, to work as a team, and to work flexible hours as needed.

• 3+ years of prior laboratory bench work experience including cell culture, radioligand binding, cell signaling, ELISA assays as well as basic molecular biology, protein chemistry, spectroscopy, microscopy, and animal behavioral and surgical techniques.

• Ability and willingness to write and publish peer-reviewed manuscripts and to write and receive postdoctoral level grants.

Email CV and cover letter to John.Schetz@unthsc.edu

Trinity Biology Positions

We are currently accepting applications for a tenure-track position in Biology. I am including a link below.

https://inside.trinity.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/faculty/15581

I am also looking to fill two adjunct faculty positions in our Intro Bio laboratory for the Spring 2018 (Tuesday 12:30-3:30PM and Wednesday 4:30-7:30PM). These would be great opportunities for someone who is interested in teaching to get some valuable experience.

I would be happy to chat about these opportunities if you would like more information. I hope you can share these with your postdoctoral scholars. Email: jking@trinity.edu

Stanford PRISM Postdoc Program

PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative at in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to come to Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford. The purpose of this program is to encourage those who might not currently consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford to get a first-hand look at whether Stanford might be a good fit for them. Our goal is to match excellent trainees to excellent mentors at Stanford.

This opportunity is open to all. We encourage those from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, or those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds, to apply. Applications consist of an application form, a CV, a research statement, a recommendation from your graduate advisor, and the names of up to 6 potential mentors at Stanford

For more information or to apply, go to http://postdocs.stanford.edu/PRISM



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