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Diedre Ribbens

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Microscopy job openings

10/24/2016 12:19:27 PM

Sometimes researchers fall in love with a specific research topic, and sometimes they fall in love with a specific technique. No technique is more varied and widely applicable than microscopy. Who wouldn’t fall in love with exploring a new world of sights invisible to the naked eye, taking amazing images along the way? Microscopy can be applied to cancer biology, pharmacology, food chemistry, neurobiology and more. Read on to see the list of awesome jobs using microscopy skills we rounded up this week!

Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.) seeks a research specialist for its department of molecular biology. The Jonikas laboratory focuses on systems biology of photosynthetic organisms. The research specialist will assist with characterizing and building a collection of algal strains expressing tagged proteins, as well as using fluorescence microscopy and immunoprecipitation/mass spectrometry to determine the location of the tagged proteins and identify their physical interactions. Requires at least one year of laboratory experience and a bachelor’s degree.

Eisai Inc. (Andover, Mass.) seeks a neuroinflammation scientist. Eisai is a pharmaceutical company focusing on neurology, gastrointestinal disorders and oncology/critical care. The specific area of interest for the neuroinflammation and immunoneuroscience group at Eisai is “precision medicine therapeutics for the subset of dementia and oncology patients with immune-driven pathology (i.e., immunodementia and immunooncology).” Requires a Ph.D. and postdoc in the life sciences with a minimum of two years of experience working on neuroinflammation- and neurodegeneration-related projects. Also requires knowledge and practical use of confocal and multiphoton microscopy with quantification.

Abbott (Columbus, Ohio) seeks a research scientist to conduct experiments on ingredients, formulations and technologies related to nutritional products. The applicant should have a background in math and science with an emphasis in food chemistry, including the behavior of proteins in complex food systems, oxidation and antioxidants, and Maillard browning. Requires a Ph.D. in chemistry, math, engineering, food science, food engineering or a related scientific field, with advanced knowledge of microscopy, rheology or related food-science techniques.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Stanford, Calif.) seeks a research specialist to join the Sudhof lab. The research specialist will maintain and manage all of the lab’s microscopes as well as the software for image analysis. The specialist also will collaborate to design microscopy experiments and perform imaging procedures. Requires a B.S. in a related field of science or technology and several years of related research experience.

The University to Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) seeks a research specialist at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. The institute seeks to understand the “mechanisms of immune rejection of transplanted organs and how to prevent rejection.” The specialist will coordinate and execute immunological studies, both in mice and in vitro, and will collect, analyze and interpret data. Requires experience with flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. The specialist will be trained to perform cutting-edge multiphoton intravital microscopy to visualize cellular dynamics in tissues of live animals. Requires a bachelor’s degree and two or three years’ experience in laboratory research.

Janelia Research Campus (Ashburn, Va.) seeks a research specialist for the GENIE (Genetically Encoded Neuronal Indicator and Effector) project. This project “produces thousands of molecular constructs per year, with the goal of creating highly sensitive calcium and voltage indicators, to increase the sensitivity and resolution of imaging and analysis of functional neural systems.” The research specialist will evaluate promising hits in Drosophila using in vivo optical imaging with fluorescence microscopy. Requires a Ph.D. or M.S. in neuroscience, biophysics or a related discipline, along with five years of experience with fluorescence microscopy and analysis techniques, especially two-photon microscopy.

Lonza (Alpharetta, Ga.) seeks a lab scientist in material characterization. Lonza is a supplier of pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients. The lab scientist will support analytical testing, develop and validate methods to characterize materials and measure physical chemistry properties, and ensure compliance with safety standards. Requires a M.S. or B.S. degree with applicable industry experience, as well as expertise in electron microscopy (TEM and/or SEM).

The University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories (San Juan Island, Wash.) seeks a research scientist who will plan and execute research on nervous system development in novel arthropod groups (crustaceans and insects). Research methods will include microdissection and microsurgery, immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy, image processing and more. Requires a Ph.D. in neurobiology/behavior and at least seven years of experience in the field.

Looking for more jobs posts? Check out some of the other posts I’ve written about developmental biology, biodefense, molecular biology, pharmacology, sequencing, drug discovery, stem cell research, mass spectrometry, plant biology, microbiome, RNA research, genetics, protein purification, neurobiology, structural biology, cancer biology, microbiology, cell culture, biochemistry, cloning and virology, metabolism research, cell signaling, glycobiology, and kinase research jobs. Looking for other tips on how to search for jobs? I wrote posts on networking, strategies for job searching (part I and part II), how to decipher a job post, the job acquisition process, four things to consider when choosing a career, and navigating the two-body problem. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions. Leave a comment or reach out to ASBMB on Twitter or Facebook!

International faculty jobs

10/14/2016 4:26:34 PM

Over the past few weeks, we have been highlighting faculty jobs in the U.S., but some of you might be interested in faculty positions abroad. We’ve got your covered there, too! Some of the positions are on the tenure track, in case you’re serious about committing to a long-term stay abroad, and others are short-term appointments for those who just want to give the overseas experience a test run.

Australia

The Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) group (Sydney, Australia) seeks a research group leader in schizophrenia. NeuRA is “one of the largest independent centers of research on the brain and nervous system in Australia.” The group is made up of neuroscientists, clinicians and research leaders who focus on laboratory or clinical research to identify the causes of schizophrenia and new treatment options for schizophrenia. Requires a Ph.D. or MBBS/M.D. with five years of research experience and international recognition as a leader in the field of schizophrenia.

Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia) seeks an associate lecturer or lecturer in radiation therapy. This person will teach, research and develop curriculum related to medical radiation sciences for the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences. Subjects may include radiation therapy, medical radiation science, physics and clinical education. Requires a postgraduate education and a proven research record or professional activity related to the discipline.

Belgium

The University of Namur (Namur, Belguim) Department of Veterinary Medicine seeks a lecturer in infectious disease. This position could become a permanent appointment after a two-year integration period. The research institute focuses on “whole animal/organism pathobiology and host-pathogen interaction.” Requires a doctorate in veterinary sciences, life sciences or an equivalent, as well as at least six months of postdoctoral experience.

Canada

The University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) seeks an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and infectious disease. The assistant professor will develop an “outstanding, innovative and independent research program that addresses fundamental biological questions pertinent to microbial pathogensis, microbial genomics, antimicrobial resistance, chemical biology or microbiomes in health and disease.” Requires a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience with an established research record in the field.

China

Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Shantou, Guangdong Province, China) seeks applicants for both junior and senior faculty positions in chemical engineering, biotechnology and food engineering, and materials engineering. The faculty members will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will conduct research in their areas of expertise.

Peking University (Beijing, China) College of Engineering seeks applicants for several faculty positions in biomechanics and mechanobiology. These areas of expertise include cell mechanics, bio-fluid mechanics, bio-solid mechanics, biomaterial mechanics and mechanobiology. Requires a Ph.D. in a related field and a demonstrated record of publication.

France

The University of Poitiers (Poitiers, France) Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry seeks applicants for a faculty position. Applicants should have expertise in cellular therapy and endothelial progenitor in organ and liver regeneration. The faculty member will establish a successful research program and participate in teaching and service. Requires a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in the area of expertise.

Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (Heidelberg, Germany) seeks a head of the department for its central mass spectrometry facility. The department leader will participate in research and training activities. Requires a Ph.D. or comparable qualification and experience in different aspects of mass spectrometry, particularly target metabolomics and protein analysis.

Looking for more jobs posts? Check out some of the other posts I’ve written about developmental biology, biodefense, molecular biology, pharmacology, sequencing, drug discovery, stem cell research, mass spectrometry, plant biology, microbiome, RNA research, microscopy, genetics, protein purification, neurobiology, structural biology, cancer biology, microbiology, cell culture, biochemistry, cloning and virology, metabolism research, cell signaling, glycobiology, and kinase research jobs. Looking for other tips on how to search for jobs? I wrote posts on networking, strategies for job searching (part I and part II), how to decipher a job post, the job acquisition process, four things to consider when choosing a career, and navigating the two-body problem. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions. Leave a comment or reach out to ASBMB on Twitter or Facebook!

Northeast, Southeast, Northwest

Even more faculty jobs

10/7/2016 11:08:54 AM

We had such a great response to our first two weeks of faculty openings, so we decided to continue the theme for one more week! This week’s post features some great opportunities for assistant-level through department-chair-level job seekers. Don’t miss the additional bonus job at the end of the post!

Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Ore.) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in molecular biology. The faculty member will teach five courses or laboratory sections, including molecular biology, core biology and an upper-division course related to his/her area of expertise. He/she will develop and maintain an externally funded research program open to participation by undergraduate students.

Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, Ore.) seeks applicants and nominees for the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This chair will “plan, lead, organize and direct the academic, research and business affairs of the department.” Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and have a successful research program in biochemistry or molecular biology.

McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) seeks applicants for three faculty positions in drug discovery in the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research. The institute seeks to grow its faculty program in drug discovery. Specifically, the institute wishes to expand in the areas of medicinal chemistry, protein X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. Requires a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with experience in medicinal chemistry or structural biology

The University of North Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.) seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in vascular plant biology position. The assistant professor will teach undergraduate and master’s degree students in ecology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences, molecular and cellular biology, and/or coastal biology, depending on his/her area of expertise. Incumbents also will maintain an externally funded research program. Requires a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline with teaching and research experience.

The University of New Hampshire (Durham, N.H.) seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions in the department of molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences. Applicants should have an area of expertise in cell biology or immunology, including cancer biology, signal-transduction pathways, developmental biology, cellular immunology, immunotherapeutics, host-microbe interactions and immunogenetics.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, Mass.) seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in biochemistry and molecular biology with a focus in the cellular basis of neurological disease. Applicants should have research programs in the areas of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Huntington’s diseases, traumatic brain injury, or another relevant areas. Requires a Ph.D. in a related field, postdoctoral experience and an ability to establish an externally funded translational neuroscience research program.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Md.) seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the molecular biology and genetics department. The assistant professor will work collaboratively with other faculty members and teach graduate courses in molecular biology and his/her area of expertise.

BONUS JOB!

The National Science Foundation (Arlington, Va.) is seeking a new division director for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. The director will contribute to the leadership of the MCB team, which contributes to the NSF mission by supporting research and related activities to “promote the understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular and cellular levels.” The director will oversee and manage the effective use of the staff and resources, leveraging them to reach the organizational goals and objectives. Requires a Ph.D. or equivalent combination of education and experience in molecular or cellular biosciences.

Looking for more jobs posts? Check out some of the other posts I’ve written about developmental biology, biodefense, molecular biology, pharmacology, sequencing, drug discovery, stem cell research, mass spectrometry, plant biology, microbiome, RNA research, microscopy, genetics, protein purification, neurobiology, structural biology, cancer biology, microbiology, cell culture, biochemistry, cloning and virology, metabolism research, cell signaling, glycobiology, and kinase research jobs. Looking for other tips on how to search for jobs? I wrote posts on networking, productivity, strategies for job searching (part I and part II), how to decipher a job post, the job acquisition process, four things to consider when choosing a career, and navigating the two-body problem. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions. Leave a comment or reach out to ASBMB on Twitter or Facebook!