Assistant Professor Positions in Plant Systematics, Disease Ecology and Cellular & Molecular Immunology
The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for three full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Plant Systematics, Disease Ecology and Cellular & Molecular Immunology to begin August 2016.
For the Plant Systematics position, all taxonomic groups of vascular plants will be considered. Applicants whose research integrates field and museum-based studies with modern genomic approaches to address fundamental questions in taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and evolution of vascular plants are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to curate The University of Alabama Herbarium (UNA) maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences and must provide evidence of curatorial experience and/or other relevant abilities. The Herbarium at the University of Alabama contains significant holdings of vascular plants from the USA and the neotropics, and particularly from SE USA freshwater habitats. Individuals interested in diversifying this actively growing collection are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate also would serve as the Department’s liaison with the University of Alabama Arboretum. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in plant systematics, dendrology or field botany, and one or more graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.
For the Disease Ecology position, successful candidates should have a strong background in research examining hostparasite or host-pathogen interactions at the population and/or community level. Applicants should employ integrative approaches to characterize the dynamics of disease transmission, parasite/pathogen manipulation of host behavior and physiology, links between social context and disease susceptibility, phenotypic evolution driven by host-parasite/pathogen interactions, or related areas. Candidates that utilize either field-based approaches or laboratory-based investigations are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory biology, undergraduate courses in disease ecology or parasitology, and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.
For the Cellular & Molecular Immunology position we seek applicants with research interests in all areas of innate and/or adaptive immunology, including but not limited to comparative immunology, inflammation biology, and computational immunology. Candidates using model or non-model organisms, including invertebrates and plants, are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in immunology and one or more graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates for all positions must have a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a related field and postdoctoral (or equivalent job) experience. Evidence of significant intellectual contributions to their respective fields and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are also required. The successful applicants will also be expected to establish extramurally funded and relevant research programs.
A complete application includes (1) an application letter; (2) CV; (3) statement of research interests and goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) a list of at least four references (including contact information). Letters of reference will be requested by the search committee as appropriate. To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, complete the online application (Job # 0809743 for Plant Systematics position; Job # 0809744 for the Disease Ecology position; or Job # 0809740 for the Cellular & Molecular Immunology position), and upload all requested documents.
Questions about the Plant Systematics position may be addressed to Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista (email@example.com; 205-348- 1791).
Questions about the Disease Ecology position may be addressed to Dr. Ryan Earley (firstname.lastname@example.org; 205-348- 1827).
Questions about the Cellular & Molecular Immunology position may be addressed to Dr. Matthew Jenny (email@example.com; 205-348-8225).
Consideration of applications will begin October 28, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2016. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this available position can be found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. Applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented groups in Biology are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
The University of Georgia invites applications at the Assistant/Associate Professor level for a tenure-track faculty position addressing the big data/data science challenges posed by Computational Plant Biology starting August 2016. We welcome applications from candidates who address fundamental computational, technical, and biological challenges in plant biology using appropriate study systems including forest trees and/or their interacting organisms. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the sciences or any related field and a strong research record at the interface of computational biology and plant sciences. Candidates currently holding the rank of Associate Professor will be given consideration for hiring at that rank, depending upon experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will join our world-class interdisciplinary plant biology group, with a tenure home in the Franklin College Department of Plant Biology (http://www.plantbio.uga.edu/), and joint appointments in both the Institute of Bioinformatics (http://iob.uga.edu/) and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (http://www.warnell.uga.edu/). The faculty in these units are highly interactive and collaborate with plant scientists across campus through the Plant Center (http://plantcenter.uga.edu/).
Athens, Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities. The University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the United States, is a land/sea grant institution located in the city of Athens (http://visitathensga.com/), 70 miles northeast of Atlanta.
The University of Georgia and its many units are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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USAJOBS LINK FOR THE POSITION:
Job Title: Student Trainee
Job Announcement Number: SWGR159571591501189P
SALARY RANGE: $20,733.00 to $40,545.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, September 24, 2015 to Saturday, September 24, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: DB-0499/0899/1399/1599-01
POSITION INFORMATION: Multiple Schedules - Internships NTE 120 days
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***This is an open continuous announcement for one year. The open continuous announcement allows acceptance of applicants throughout the year with qualified applicants being referred for consideration as vacancies occur. The first Cut-Off date for receipt/referrals of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be October 15, 2015. Subsequent cut-off dates will be every two (2) months thereafter. Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred according to the following cut-off dates:
*December 15, 2015
*February 15, 2016
*April 15, 2016
*June 15, 2016
*August 15, 2016
As a Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture), Student Trainee (Natural Resources), Student Trainee (Physical Science) or Student Trainee (Math/Computer Science) you will serve in a developmental role in a professional discipline under close supervision with a team leader and/or supervisor. Some of the duties will include, but are not limited to:
*Assisting with research projects including the oversight of field data collection
*Preparing drawings, graphs, or charts using project data
*Performing routine scientific and engineering computations using academic knowledge
*Operating or adjusting various types of laboratory equipment
*Entering data into data bases
*Tracking information to provide recommendations for project execution
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Title: MG1: Natural Resources (formerly Wildlife Resources Division Program Manager)
Paygrade: 19 Entry Salary: $4,347.71/month Position #: 00099748
Location: Wildlife Resources Division Headquarters, Walton County, Georgia The Wildlife Resources Division (WRD),
Nongame Conservation Section Program Manager serves under the direction of the Chief of Nongame Conservation. Primary duties include overseeing the operations of the Rum Creek office in Forsyth Georgia, supervising biologists and administrative support staff, managing the program budget, coordinating research, survey, and conservation efforts for at-risk species, collaborating with state, federal, and private conservation groups on conservation planning and implementation, participating in outreach and technical assistance programs, and developing and managing federal and other grants. This position serves as the WRD liaison with numerous conservation partners to facilitate conservation of nongame and endangered species at the state and regional level and to implement the State Wildlife Action Plan.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor degree in wildlife management, biology or a natural resources related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related natural resources experience at a supervisory/management level. OR One year of experience at a level equivalent to MG1: Natural Resources. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preference may be given to applicants with: A Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Management or closely related field Experience working collaboratively with federal, state and private conservation organizations Experience supervising field biologists and research projects Experience managing budgets, inventory and office staff Familiarity with office software and mapping applications (e.g., MS Office, GIS/GPS, ARCview) Experience conducting surveys for rare species or natural habitats Experience in federal grant development and management Knowledge and experience in management techniques for nongame and endangered species Current DNR/WRD employees If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR Application for Employment to the e-mail address below or mail a completed DNR Application for Employment to the address below.
A .pdf version and a Word version of the DNR Application for Employment can be found by visiting the Careers page of the DNR website at http://www.gadnr.org/careers. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division ATTN: Connie Hopkins 2070 U.S. Highway 278, S.E. Social Circle, GA 30025 Connie.Hopkins@dnr.ga.gov
Applications must be postmarked by September 29, 2015.