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1 February 1997

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Director, Clinical Microbiology

Hennepin County Medical Center and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota is seeking junior-level staff, M.D., or Ph.D., board certified or eligible in clinical microbiology, to direct its Clinical Microbiology Laboratory involving the following services: microbiology and molecular pathology with involvement in infection control and epidemiology. Expertise in molecular techniques is required. Experience in medical informatics and or laboratory information services to support the department's service, education, and research is desirable. The applicants should have an academic orientation with research and teaching experience. Hennepin County Medical Center is a large metropolitan hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Teaching and supervision of residents in an independent pathology residency program will be a major responsibility. The successful candidate will hold an assistant professor appointment. Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae including names of three reference by 1 January 1997 to Fred S. Apple, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Laboratories, MC #812, Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415. The Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota are equal opportunity educators and employer.

Study Director

HSP, Inc., a world leader in the supply of high-quality products and services to the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry, is seeking a study director to be a part of a rapidly growing custom polyclonal and monoclonal antisera services division. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in immunochemistry, molecular immunology, or related field. A minimum of 4 years' postdoctoral, commercial experience related to general immunology and the development of novel products and approaches for antibody production is preferred. This is your opportunity to work with a quality-first organization of unlimited potential. Interested candidates should forward a résumé with salary expectations to Human Resources, HRP, Inc., P.O. Box 7200, Denver, PA 17517; e-mail: hrpinc@aol.com. Principals only, please. HRP, Inc., A Corning Pharmaceutical Services Company, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Research Professor

Required expertise: Ph.D. in microbiology and substantial research publications, antibacterial and antifungal drug research, medical and molecular bacteriology, bacterial pathogenesis, faculty level academic and funding experience. Interest in discovery and development of new anticancer drugs desired. For three-quarter time appointment. Submit to Dr. George R. Pettit, Department of Chemistry and Cancer Research Institute, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 872404, Tempe, AZ 85287-2404 résumé, transcripts and three letters of recommendation by 15 December 1996 and every two weeks until filled. AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor

The Department of Environmental Analysis and Design in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine, seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the area of public and environmental health microbiology with a strong research emphasis in molecular biology in such areas as: viruses or protozoans, bioremediation, diagnostic microbiological methods, or microbial epidemiology (RFLP or other fingerprinting techniques). The incumbent should have a Ph.D. or completing a Ph.D. in public and environmental health microbiology, or related field. The incumbent will teach graduate courses in support of the Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Health Science, and Epidemiology and Public Health Concentrations of the new Ph.D. Program in Environmental Health Science and Policy. At the undergraduate level the incumbent will teach such courses as Microbial Ecology of Natural and Polluted Waters. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, representative publications, and a list of names of references to solicit letters. Send application materials to: Bev McKinney, Personnel Manager, School of Social Ecology, 300 SEI, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-7050. Application deadline: 1 February 1997. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Postdoctoral Position in Immunology

Position available for a person with training in cellular and/or molecular immunology to study the immune response to bacterial infections. The laboratory is currently emphasizing immunity to experimental tuberculosis. The Trudeau Institute is a well-endowed, not-for-profit, basic research institute with modern facilities, up-to-date equipment, in-house animal production, efficient management, and an international reputation for excellence. The Trudeau Institute is located on the shore of Saranac Lake, 8 miles from Lake Placid. Competitive salary and fringe benefits are offered and institute housing will be made available. Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references should be addressed to Robert J. North, Ph.D., D.Sc., Trudeau Institute, Inc., P.O. Box 59, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville announces a tenure-earning faculty position in microbiology beginning in August 1997. We are recruiting an assistant professor able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in microbiology and related areas. The applicant should be broadly trained in microbiology and possess a Ph.D. in an appropriate area of the discipline. Postdoctoral experience is very desirable. Although the area of research interest is open, individuals with expertise in environmental microbiology or immunology are particularly encouraged to apply. The development of a strong, independent research program and the ability to attract extramural funding is required. The successful candidate will be expected to involve undergraduates as well as graduate students in his/her research program. Salary is competitive. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and four letters of reference to Chair, Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Wilson Hall, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899. Applications will be accepted for review through 31 January 1997. UAH is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.

Faculty Position in Virology

The Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming is seeking to fill a tenure-track position. Preference will be given to individuals with training and/or experience in the general area of mammalian virology. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate field and have at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Evidence of accomplishments in both research and teaching will be essential. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independently funded research program and participate in both the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. The Department is presently composed of 14 faculty members with diverse research interests in biochemistry, genetics, and microbiology supported by over $2.5M/year in grants. Laboratory facilities are modern and well equipped. Salary and start-up packages will be competitive. The University enrolls 12,000 students including about 3,000 graduate students. Laramie is located in southeastern Wyoming about 120 miles from Denver, Colorado. For additional information about the Department, see http://www.uwyo.edu/ag/molecbio/mobio.html or direct questions to uwmbio@plains.uwyo.edu. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, description of research plans and teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3944. Screening of applications will begin on 1 December 1996 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The University of Wyoming is an AA/EEO employer.

Faculty Positions--Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center invites applications for one or more assistant, associate or full professor positions available 1 July 1997 in the molecular biology and pathogenesis of bacterial, viral, or other microbial infections. Major responsibilities include development of excellent independent research programs and team teaching of courses for medical, dental, and graduate students. Candidates for senior positions must have an established record of research productivity and funding. Research environment and start-up support are excellent. Faculty rank, tenured/tenure-track status, and salary are commensurate with training and experience. Minimal requirements include a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) and at least two years of postdoctoral experience. Submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, description of research interests, summary of active and pending research grants, copies of major publications, and names of three professional references to Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Microbiology, Campus Box B-175, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, CO 80262. Review of applications begins 1 December 1996 and will continue until appointments are made or the search is terminated. The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Assistant Professors

Tenure track (Ph.D.) beginning August 1997, contingent upon funding. More information about the department: http://www.wiu.edu/users/mibiol/. (i) Bacterial Physiologist with a research program in fermentation who will teach introductory microbiology, a fermentation laboratory course, bacteriology, microbial ecology, microbial physiology, and general biology. (ii) Geneticist with a research program in ecological or developmental genetics who will teach introductory genetics, molecular biology, and general biology and develop a course(s) in area of expertise. Preference will be given to persons with a research program in plant genetics. Applicants for both positions will be directing M.S. candidates and must demonstrate successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Deadline for applications: 16 December 1996. Send transcripts, curriculum vitae, publications, statement of teaching/research interests, and three reference letters to: Dr. L. M. O'Flaherty, Chair of Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390; FAX: (309) 298-2270; E-mail: LM-OFlaherty@wiu.edu Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Position

Available immediately at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for a Ph.D. with training in molecular biology to study regulation of gene expression in Helicobacter pylori in response to environmental stimuli. Experience in biochemistry, gene cloning, expression, and modification in prokaryotes is required. Prior work in DNA restriction/modification systems helpful but not required. Please send CV, description of research interests, and names of three references and contact numbers to Geraldine Miller, M.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, A3310 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232-2605. Fax, (615) 343-6160; E-mail, millergg@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu.

Director, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Director of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (PMBB). The PMBB group includes faculty involved in research and teaching in plant molecular biology and biotechnology at The Ohio State University; its mission centers on studies of basic molecular mechanisms in plant development, plant productivity, and plant-microbial interactions. Currently, there are twenty-three faculty involved in basic and applied research in PMBB on the main campus in Columbus and at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. The Director will become a tenured Professor in one of the participating departments and will be a preeminent scientist who will be expected to maintain a world-class, extramurally supported research program. In addition, the Director will serve as a liaison between the PMBB group and the University administration, will promote interdisciplinary and individual research efforts, and will lead initiatives to involve state agencies and industry and commodity-oriented groups in the PMBB mission. The Director will lead efforts to recruit several additional faculty over the next three years. An attractive start-up package, competitive salary, and an excellent research laboratory suite will be provided. Applications will be considered after 15 December and will be evaluated until the position is filled. Applications, curricula vitae, and the names of four references should be sent by 31 December to F. Robert Tabita, Head of the PMBB Search Committee, Office of the Dean, College of Biological Sciences, The Ohio State University, Rm. 148A BioSci, 484 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1292. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate

Positions available 1 January 1997 and 1 April 1997 to study hepatitis C virus and/or rotavirus pathogenesis. Applicants should be well trained in molecular biology or viral immunity and should have a broad interest in viral pathogenesis. Send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to Harry Greenberg, Department of Medicine, MSLS P304, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA 94305-5487. Fax, (415) 852-3259; E-mail, hbgreen@leland.stanford.edu.

Assistant Professor

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will become effective in late summer 1997. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in bacterial physiology and genetics with emphasis in the areas of signal transduction, protein secretion, cell division, or antibiotic resistance. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent, postdoctoral experience, and a demonstrated record of innovative research productivity. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to develop a vigorous and independent research program. However, it is expected that the research program of the successful candidate will also complement the research programs of other members of the department whose broad interests include bacterial pathogenesis and host-parasite interactions. A strong commitment to the teaching mission of the department is essential; these responsibilities include teaching both graduate students and medical students. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests and goals; and the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of three references. All materials should be sent to Paul D. Rick, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814-4799. The deadline for applications is 1 February 1997. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Staff Virologist

Due to our growing interest in viral diseases, Southern Research Institute has a challenging opportunity for a Staff Virologist in our Life Sciences Division. We are a well-established research center with thirty years of experience in virology research. Candidates for this position will have a Ph.D. in virology or related field. Prefer expertise with hepatitis viruses or other medically relevant viruses. Must be able to secure funding through government and/or industrial sources. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. To apply, send résumé to Jeff Prince, Human Resources Dept. 196, Southern Research Institute, P.O. Box 55305, Birmingham, AL 35255-5305. Fax, (205) 581-2200; E-mail, prince@sci.org. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Associate Professor, Food Safety Microbiology

Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, teaching food microbiology; advising; directing graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.); working with campus food microbiologists and other scientists on program development; and developing a research program in microbial food safety. The specific research program will depend on the expertise and interests of the candidate. Requires Ph.D. in microbiology or related field and development of and interest in maintaining a research program in food safety microbiology. The position is 45% teaching, 55% research. It is a nine-month tenure-track appointment; eleven-month term employment to be offered and continued based on academic personnel review. Send statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, lists of publications and research support, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least four professional references to David M. Ogrydziak, Search Committee Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616-8598. Tel., (916) 752-8079; fax, (916) 752-4759. Position open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by 31 January 1997. The position is available beginning 1 July 1997. The University of California is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Extension Food Safety Specialist

The Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position, Assistant Professor rank, with Extension (70%) and Research (30%) responsibilities, available. Department is located in new, well-equipped Food Industry Complex providing an excellent professional environment for extension and research activities. Successful candidate will (i) develop and offer extension education programs to food industry clientele that focus on food safety issues; (ii) assist industry with establishment of HACCP programs; (iii) conduct workshops and short courses on food safety topics; and (iv) develop a research project capable of attracting external funding on applied aspects of food safety microbiology with emphasis on meat and other animal foods. Requires Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Meat Science, or related area. Industry or academic experience beyond the Ph.D. is highly desirable but not required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Submit letter of application; curriculum vitae with publications list; statement of extension and research interests; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and three letters of reference postmarked by 15 February 1997 (or until suitable candidate is found) to Dr. Lloyd B. Bullerman, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0919. Tel., (402) 472-2801; fax, (402) 472-1693. UNL is committed to a pluralistic campus community through Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity; is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples; and assures reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Dr. Bullerman for additional information.

Postdoctoral Positions in Pathogenesis

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to study the molecular and/or immunological basis of pathogenesis of a number of sexually transmitted organisms including T. pallidum, C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, H. ducreyi, human and animal immunodeficiency viruses, human papillomaviruses, hepatitis viruses, and several herpesviruses. Participating faculty include R. Ashley, R. Berger, L. A. Campbell, R. Coombs, L. Corey, M. Emerman, D. Eschenbach, D. Galloway, A. Geballe, P. Greenberg, D. Gretch, K. Holmes, M. Katze, N. Kiviat, J. Krieger, C. Kuo, M. Lampe, S. Lory, S. Lukehart, J. McDougall, J. Mullins, D. Patton, J. Overbaugh, and P. Totten. The applicant should be close to completing or have recently completed a Ph.D. or M.D. and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for support by a NIH Training Grant. The application should include a CV and list of publications, the names, addresses, and telephone number of three references, and a 1-3 page summary of research interests indicating the specific area and investigator with whom you wish to work. The application deadline is 31 January 1997 and materials should be sent to Dr. King K. Holmes, Center for AIDS and STD, 1001 Broadway, Suite 215, Seattle, WA 98122-4304. The University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

Department of Microbiology

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position in Microbial Molecular Genetics to begin September 1997. This appointment is expected to be at the assistant professor level; however, appointment at a higher rank will be considered for highly qualified individuals. Applicants should have strong research accomplishments, capability of establishing a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, and a serious commitment to education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D. plus at least two years' postdoctoral experience. Interest in the functional diversity of prokaryotic organisms would be a valued asset. Please provide your curriculum vitae, names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, and a brief outline of research interests to the Genetics Search Committee, Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-5720. Fax, (413) 545-1578; Internet address, microbio-dept@microbio.unmass.edu. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Priority deadline is 3 January 1997. Search will remain open until filled. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Massachusetts is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Pathogenic Microbiology Position

The Department of Botany and Microbiology in the College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Oklahoma, is seeking a Microbiologist to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Primary responsibilities will be an undergraduate lecture/laboratory course in Pathogenic Microbiology and development of a research program in this area, which will be nationally competitive for funding and complement existing strong programs in Molecular Biology and/or Environmental Microbiology. See http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ for additional information about the department. A Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. A curriculum vitae, a concise description of research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Dr. John Lancaster, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK. 73019-0245. Screening will begin 1 January 1997 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. O.U. has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral position available to investigate the biochemistry and physiology of Frankia nitrogen fixation. The position is funded by the USDA for just under two years at a salary of $24,000/year, plus full fringe benefits. Research will focus on the bioenergetics of nitrogen fixation. Please send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Louis S. Tisa, Dept. of Microbiology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824; fax, (603) 862-2621; E-mail, LST@christa.unh.edu.

Assistant Professor/100%

Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory immunology course for microbiology, biology and pre-professional students. In addition, they may also participate in an introductory microbiology course and a graduate level Advanced Immunology course in the Master of Science in Biology-Clinical Microbiology program and develop a course in their area of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and direct undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) research. A Ph.D. with an emphasis in Immunology is required; experience in clinical and/or infectious disease immunology preferred. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary, $40-45,000 for academic year. Start date, 25 August 1997. Send curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research interest, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. James E. Parry, Chair, Department of Biology and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601. Applications must be received by 1 January 1997. AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology

The Department of Biology at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position for August 1997. Applicants should have postdoctoral experience and background in microbial ecology. The successful candidate will develop a competitive research program and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are especially seeking candidates with experience and/or interest in field-oriented research in freshwater or wetland ecosystems who are willing to collaborate with established programs in the department. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of both research and teaching goals, and names of 3 references should be received by 15 January 1997. Correspondence should be sent to: E. F. Benfield, Department of Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0604. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the faculty and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Dr. Benfield at (540) 231-5802 or (800) 828-1120 by the application deadline.

Biotechnologist/Industrial Microbiologist

Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Biotechnology/Industrial Microbiology; September 1997. Salary, $37,140 to $46,812. Ph.D. required. Responsibilities include teaching Biotechnology/Industrial Microbiology and Introductory Microbiology; student advising; directing students' undergraduate and master's research; and participation in the Biotechnology Program and Environmental Biotechnology Institute. Strong background in natural product discovery, genetics of industrially-important microorganisms, or molecular biology in industrial processes desired. The Biological Sciences Department offers B. S. degree in Biological Sciences, Ecology and Systematic Biology, and Microbiology; and an M.S. degree in Biological Sciences. Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. V. L. Holland, Chair, Biological Sciences Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93047. Refer to Recruitment Code 73032. Deadline is 15 January 1997. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups. AA/EEO.

Microbiology Position Available

The Department of Life Sciences at the University of Missouri-Rolla invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin 15 August 1997. Qualifications include the doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience in Microbiology or related area of biological science, evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrated ability to conduct research. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate microbiology and assist in the development of graduate level research and coursework. Send curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to: Faculty Search Committee, Life Sciences Department, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409-1120. Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 January 1997. UM-Rolla is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Positions

(i) Assistant/Associate Professor. (ii) M.D. Scholarship. SABA University School of Medicine-Netherlands-Antilles (Dutch West Indies) seeks Ph.D. Medical Microbiologist to teach USMLE level course in Microbiology and Immunology to second-year medical students to begin as early as January 1997. Teaching experience with special interest in innovative teaching methods required. M.D. Scholarship position is also available for Ph.D. Microbiologist interested in completing the M.D. while teaching. Submit curriculum vitae, names of 3 references, and letter of application to Dr. David Fredrick, P.O. Box 386, Gardner, MA 01440. Phone, (508) 630-5122; E-mail, SABA@TIAC.NET; Web Page, WWW. SABA. ORG.

Assistant Professor

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be filled beginning September 1997. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in microbiology or a closely related area, postdoctoral experience, and a strong research record. Preference will be given to well-rounded individuals who use state-of-the-art approaches to study environmental, marine, ecological, or physiological microbiology. He or she will be expected to develop a vigorous research program supported by extramural funds. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in introductory microbiology and participation in graduate courses. Excellence in research and teaching are highly valued by the Department and University. The Storrs campus, situated in rural northeastern Connecticut, is the main campus of the University of Connecticut. A curriculum vitae, a brief outline of planned research, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Professor David R. Benson, Chairman, Microbiology Search Committee, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, U-44, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3044. Review of applications will begin after publication of this notice and continue until the position is filled. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

Predoctoral Position, Molecular Pathogenetics

Positions are available starting 1 September 1997 for studies involving molecular mechanisms of virulence, natural resistance, and immunity to infectious diseases of domestic animals. Positions are funded by a USDA National Need Training Grant at $17,000 per annum and applicants are expected to have B.S. or equivalent degree in genetics, biochemistry or related science. Send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Thomas A. Ficht, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, TX 77843-4467. E-mail, tficht@vetmed.tamu.edu; CVM home page, http://www.cvm.tamu.edu. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Position

A postdoctoral position is available to study the cellular functions and the regulation of double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR) by HIV-1. PKR is modulated by several viruses and is thought to be a tumor suppressor gene. Experience with standard molecular biology methodologies and tissue culture is essential. Please send a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references to M. R. Furtado, Ph.D., Northwestern UnivUniversity Cancer Center, 8424 Olson Building, 303 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Tel; (312) 908-5051; Fax, (312) 908-1372. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Position in Herpesvirology

A position is available starting 1 January 1997 at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. Funding is available for 2-3 years with possible continuation. Research focuses on improved methods of virus detection in clinical samples. A suitable individual would have a recent Ph.D. and a strong background in molecular biology and would have specific expertise in ELISA, monoclonal antibody production, mammalian cell culture, PCR, cloning, sequencing, protein expression, Southern blots, and Western blots. Salary would be at the NSERC of Canada rate of $22,900 per year plus benefits. Submit a CV and arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to Dr. F. S. B. Kibenge, Department of Pathology & Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4P3, CANADA; Fax, (902) 566-0851; E-mail, KIBENGE@UPEI.CA. In accordance with Canadian immigration regulations, this notice is directed first to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Group Manager, Infectious Diseases

ARUP Laboratories, a national reference laboratory specializing in esoteric testing, invites applications from highly motivated individuals for its infectious diseases department. Responsibilities include laboratory management, quality assurance, and strategic planning. Knowledge of microbiology, virology, and molecular diagnostics is required. Job qualifications include MT(ASCP) or equivalent, six years clinical experience in increasingly responsible positions with two years supervisory experience. For information, contact Human Resources, ARUP Laboratories, 500 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108; tel., (801) 583-2787, ext. 2182; or fax résumés to (801) 583-2712. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. We seek an outstanding medical scientist with a strong research record in immunology, pathogenic microbiology or virology who will complement, expand and strengthen existing areas of research in the Department. The candidate will be expected to participate in medical and allied health education and therefore must be committed to excellence in teaching. The applicant should also possess interpersonal and leadership skills in mentoring faculty, directing students and performing administrative duties. Specific information concerning faculty research interests, course offerings and facilities is available at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/microb/home.htm. Review of applications will begin 15 January 1997, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement that addresses administrative philosophy, research goals and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. David W. Hein, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Office of the Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota, Box 9037, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9037. The University of North Dakota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.