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Graduate Fellowships in Plant Biotechnology--Indiana University

Applications are invited for graduate fellowships in the Plant Biotechnology Training Program at Indiana University. This program is funded by the USDA National Needs Fellowship (NNF) Program and provides stipends of $17,000 per year plus a full tuition scholarship. NNF fellows may choose among seven plant biotechnology laboratories (directed by Carl Bauer, Mark Estelle, Roger Hangarter, Roger Innes, Cheng Kao, Jeffrey Palmer, and Miriam Zolan). These seven laboratories encompass a broad range of areas in plant biotechnology, including disease resistance genes, plant-virus and plant-bacteria interactions, genome evolution, hormones and development, plant responses to light and gravity, carbon assimilation, DNA repair and meiosis, and chlorophyll biosynthesis. For more details on our graduate training curriculum and research programs, please visit our World Wide Web Site (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/). For application materials contact Ms. Gretchen Clearwater, National Needs Fellowships Program, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405; tel., (812) 855-1861; fax, (812) 855-6705; E-mail, biograd@bio.indiana.edu). Although NNF fellows must be US citizens or nationals, the Department of Biology also awards research assistantships on a competitive basis regardless of nationality. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in microbial ecology/microbiology/molecular biology. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will work with Professor T. C. Onstott of Princeton University, A. L. Reysenbach of Rutgers University, and J. K. Fredrickson and F. J. Brockman of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and will be responsible for applying molecular ecological techniques to a LEXEN-funded interdisciplinary investigation of the microbial ecology of the ultradeep gold mines of South Africa. The candidate will reside in New Jersey, perform field work in South Africa, and spend several weeks each year at PNNL. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in microbiology or a closely related field, have experience in molecular biology techniques (including PCR, DNA sequencing and molecular phylogeny), and be interested in relating microbiology to geochemistry and mineralogy. Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three references to Professor T. C. Onstott, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Guyot Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544; E-mail, tullis@geo.princeton.edu. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Clinical Research Technologist

Experienced Clinical Technologist needed for active full service clinical virology laboratory. Technical proficiency with viral isolation and direct detection of viruses in clinical samples desired. Management experience preferred. Will be responsible for special projects. ASCP certification in microbiology or virology required. Must be a team player with good organization and communication skills. Excellent colleagues, active faculty leadership, good learning atmosphere. Salary DOE, excellent benefits and on-site child care. Please send cover letter and résumé to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Human Resources-SD-7409, 1300 Valley St., Seattle, WA 98109. The Center is an EO employer committed to workforce diversity.

Pathogenic Bacteriologist, Assistant Professor

The Department of Biology and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, invites applications for an academic year, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to start 31 August 1998. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has a strong allied health emphasis, and the department has eight full-time microbiologists, an undergraduate Microbiology Major, and an M.S. Program in Clinical Microbiology. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Pathogenic Bacteriology (an undergraduate course with some clinical emphasis), Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis (graduate level), and participate in introductory microbiology courses. 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 bacterial virulence mechanisms and experience with modern molecular research and diagnostic techniques are required. Experience in a clinical setting is preferred. Send curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Thomas O. Claflin, Chair, Dept. of Biology and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601. Deadline: materials must be received by 30 January 1998. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Position

Available immediately to study pathogenesis of human vaginitis. Project involves studying vaginal bacterial flora, particularly Lactobacillus species, Group B streptococci, and resident anaerobes. Unique, exciting opportunity to participate in clinical-based research. Candidates should have training in immunology and molecular techniques with knowledge of conventional clinical microbiology essential. Minimum 2-year position. Contact Jack Sobel, M.D., Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Harper Professional Building, Suite 2140, 4160 John R, Detroit, MI 48201. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All buildings, structures, and vehicles at WSU are smoke free. Wayne State University--People working together to provide quality service.

Assistant/Associate Professors

The Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health is seeking two junior faculty members at the level of Assistant and/or Associate Professor. The successful candidates will be expected to engage in a combination of research and teaching at the graduate level. Applicants should have a doctoral degree and evidence of postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research and teaching on infectious disease(s) of importance in tropical countries. Applicants should send a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Don Harn, Chair, Search Committee for Junior Faculty, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Harvard University is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in its faculty and especially encourages applications from such candidates.

Animal Virologist

The Division of Biological Sciences of the University of Montana invites applications for a tenure-track position in Animal Virology at the assistant/associate professor level, to begin fall 1998. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program that focuses on molecular-cellular aspects of virology in animal systems; direct graduate students; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in virology; and contribute to the undergraduate research program. Requirements are a doctoral degree, a record of research accomplishments including postdoctoral experience, and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests complement current emphases in the program (http://www.umt.edu/biology/dbs). Send letter of application, CV, statement of research goals and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to Virology Search Committee, Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, tel., (406) 243-5122; fax, (406) 243-4184. Deadline for receipt of applications is 5 January 1998; only completed applications will be considered. The University of Montana is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, and persons with disabilities. This position announcement can be made available in alternative formats upon request.

Research Fellow, Microbiology

A postdoctoral fellow is being recruited to work on the use of membrane vesicles from gram-negative pathogens as vaccine and drug delivery agents. The position could be funded for up to 5 years. Applicants should have experience in one or more of the following: microbiology, biochemistry, tissue culturing, and animal modeling. The start date is as soon as possible. A C.V. and 2 letters of reference are required. For more details contact T. J. Beveridge, Dept. of Microbiology, College of Biological Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1; tel., (519) 824-4120 ext. 3366; fax, (519) 837-1802; E-mail, tjb@micro.uoguelph.ca.

Research Scientist, Postdoctoral

The American Type Culture Collection, a private, nonprofit bioscience organization, has an opportunity for an individual with interests in basic microbial physiology and biochemistry to elucidate the mechanisms of iron oxidation in a newly discovered group of neutralophilic, lithotropic iron-oxidizing bacteria. Project will entail developing assays for Fe-oxidation by whole cells and cell fractions and purification of factors/enzymes involved in Fe-oxidation. A complementary molecular approach will also be used to look for genes that may be involved in iron oxidation. A similar approach will also be used to determine if genes involved in carbon dioxide fixation are present. This project will take place at a new collaborative research facility in Manassas, Va., that is operated by the ATCC and the Institute for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics at George Mason University. The duration is 2 years; Ph.D. in pertinent discipline required. Interested/qualified candidates should submit curriculum vitae to ATCC, Attn: HR/PD, 12301 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852; fax, (301) 998-8771. EOE M/F/D/V.

Graduate Students--Plant Molecular Virology

Graduate student positions in plant molecular virology available immediately. Students will be involved in studies on RNA recombination in RNA viruses. Send preference, curriculum vitae, and three references to Dr. Jozef J. Bujarski, Plant Molecular Biology Center, Northern Illinois University, Montgomery Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115; tel., (815) 753-0601; E-mail: jbujarski@niu.edu.

Assistant or Associate Professor

Assistant or Associate Professor of Prokaryotic Biology, Northwestern University Medical School. Qualified candidates are sought for a full-time tenure-track faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in the Department of Microbiology-Immunology in the area of prokaryotic biology. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: bacterial-host interactions, cell biology of bacterial infections, and the basic genetics or physiology of bacterial cells. Northwestern University Medical School features interactive laboratories that study bacterial, viral, and protozoan biology and immune responses to infectious agents, in addition to other aspects of immunology and autoimmune responses. There is a strong collaborative environment at Northwestern University Medical School which bridges traditional departmental lines. There are also very strong Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs that attract excellent students and postdoctoral fellows. Applicants should send a research description/plan, a complete CV, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and E-mail addresses of three references to Faculty Search, Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University Medical School, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-3008. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and to ensure full consideration should be received by 1 March 1998. Salary is negotiable. Northwestern University Medical School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Faculty Position in Microbial Pathogenesis

The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level using biochemical, cellular, or genetic approaches to investigate molecular mechanisms of bacterial or fungal pathogenesis. The position requires a Ph.D. degree or equivalent and postdoctoral experience. The faculty member will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally competitive research program, participate in graduate training, and contribute to undergraduate teaching. The Department has spacious labs with state-of-the-art equipment and strong research programs and encourages active research collaborations among its faculty. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates have been identified. Please submit curriculum vitae with a research plan and have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Arnold Eskin, Search Committee, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5934. UH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Position, Virology

The Department of Microbiology of Miami University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in microbiology, with emphasis in virology. Applicants must have a doctorate in microbiology or closely related field and postdoctoral research experience using molecular approaches to the study of mammalian viruses. Responsibilities will include establishing an independent externally funded research program, directing research projects of M.S. and Ph.D. students, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including virology and molecular or cell biology. The Department, with 10 full-time faculty members, occupies a modern research and teaching facility. Appointment begins in August 1998; completed applications will be reviewed beginning 16 February 1998 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research goals, and three letters of reference to Dr. Mary Woodworth, professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056; E-mail, woodwome@MUOhio.edu. Miami University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Electron Microscopist Position

Immediate opening for person with advanced degree or equivalent experience in TEM/SEM biological/virus work. Three or more years experience in industrial experience preferred. Must be able to interpret cell and virus ultrastructure and viral morphogenesis. Person will be responsible to expand EM Department personnel and equipment, work with the R&D and quality control staff, and contribute to R&D staff publications. Salary and benefits commensurate with abilities and experience. Phone (301) 470-3220 or fax résumé to Dr. James Whitman, (301) 497-9773.

Postdoctoral Position: Microbial Pathogenesis

A postdoctoral position to study Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis is immediately available at the University of California, San Francisco. Knowledge of microbiology and bacterial genetics required (preferably staphylococcal). Send CV, research interests, and names of three references to Paul Sullam, M.D., VAMC 111W, 4150 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94121; fax, (415) 750-0502; E-mail, sullam@itsa.ucsf.edu.

Postdoctoral Position--Entomopoxvirus Biology

A funded postdoctoral position is available immediately directed towards development of entomopoxviruses as a vectors for possible use in human gene therapy and vaccine vectors. Studies will of necessity involve aspects of entomopoxvirus biology/molecular biology and utilize molecular approaches for the study of gene regulation, mapping, vector construction, infected insect pathology and gene expression in mammalian environments. Extensive experience in insect cell culture as well as growth and manipulation of entomopoxviruses are strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Send curriculum vitae, the names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees, and a brief description of previous work and experience to Dr. Richard W. Moyer, University of Florida College of Medicine, P.O. box 100266, Gainesville, FL 32605-0266; phone, (352) 392-7077; fax, (352) 846-2042; E-mail, rmoyer@medmicro.med.ufl.edu.

Applied Microbiology and Microbial Physiology

Tenure-track assistant professor position beginning Sept. 1998 in a natural sciences department. Teaching will include microbial physiology, applied/environmental microbiology, and introductory biology. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is a commuter campus which emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program involving undergraduates. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science and studies, microbiology, and physics. Doctoral degree required; postdoctoral experience desired. Submit curriculum vitae, research plan, transcripts, and names of three references to Microbiology Search Secretary, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128-1491. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. L. E. Fisher (lefisher@umich.edu). Review of applications will begin 5 January. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Laboratory Immunology is available. The Fellowship is accredited by the Committee on Postdoctoral Education Programs of The American Academy of Microbiology. The Fellow will be trained to manage a diagnostic immunology laboratory; in addition, they will learn techniques in diagnostic molecular biology and design and conduct research in clinical immunology. Send curriculum vitae to Kenneth D. Beaman, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), Clinical Immunology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064; fax, (847) 578-3349; E-mail, kbeaman@aol.com.

Postdoctoral Positions in Vector-Borne Disease

The University of Rhode Island Center for Vector-Borne Disease has openings for two Postdoctoral Associates to conduct studies related to host-tick vector-pathogen interactions. Successful candidates will become part of a multidisciplinary team of microbiologists, molecular biologists, entomologists, and wildlife researchers. Position 1: Investigate role of tick-derived immunosuppressive compounds in regulating pathogen transmission and participate in field epidemiological studies on tick-borne diseases. Must possess proficiency in immunological and serological techniques. Training in microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, or vector-borne diseases preferred. Position 2: Investigate expression of Borrelia burgdorferi genes during Lyme disease transmission. Knowledge, training and demonstrated skills in microbiology and/or molecular biology required. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Indicate in cover letter which position the application is for. Send CV and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to David Nelson, Ph.D., BMMG/Morrill Hall, University of Rhode Island, 45 Lower College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881; E-mail, dnelson@uriacc.uri.edu. The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEO employer.

Environmental Microbiologist

The Department of Biology of The University of Akron invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning 24 August 1998. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience. We are especially interested in, but not restricted to, candidates with research interests in aquatic microbiology. We expect the successful candidate to teach a course in environmental microbiology, one other undergraduate course, and a graduate course in a specialty area; direct Master's students; and establish an externally funded research program. The University of Akron is the third largest state university in Ohio, with more than 25,000 students. The University is in an urban setting with diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, including the nearby Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. Review of applications will begin 20 January 1998 and will continue until we fill the position. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching/research interests, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Martha Kory, Chair, Search Committee, The University of Akron, Department of Biology, Akron, OH 44325-3908; phone, (330) 972-7154; fax, (330) 972-8445; E-mail, MMK1@UAkron.edu; WWW, http://www.uakron.edu/biology/. The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution.

Assistant Professor, Bacterial Pathogenesis

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, beginning summer 1998. We seek a candidate with the clear capability to establish and maintain an independent research program in the area of bacterial pathogenesis and/or immune responses to bacterial infection and who will participate in the teaching of graduate and medical students. A doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience are required. Preference will be given to applicants who reply before 15 December 1997. Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and future plans, and representative reprints and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Janne Cannon, Search Committee, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, CB# 7290, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Additional information about the Department may be found through the Web page at http://www.med.unc.edu/wrkunits/2depts/microimm/. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply and to identify themselves. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Virology

Position available in Diagnostic Virology Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine for individual interested in postdoctoral training in clinical virology. Emphasis on molecular techniques as well as conventional methods such as cell culture and fluorescent antibody staining. Training in diagnostic procedures for HIV is an integral part of the program. The fellow will assist in expanding the repertoire of molecular diagnostic procedures and evaluating new methodologies for detection of organisms and resistance to antiviral drugs. A doctoral degree (M.D. or Ph.D.) is required, and a background in molecular biology is highly desirable. Evidence of commitment to clinical microbiology is also required. Position is for 2 years with possible third year. EOE/AA. Send CV and names of three references to Gregory Storch, M.D., Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital, One Children's Place, St. Louis, Missouri 63110; E-mail, storch@a1.kids.wustl.edu.

Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology

The University of Virginia seeks an academic clinical microbiologist at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program consistent with the mission of the department. Candidates should have a proven record of scholarship in an area related to microbial pathogenesis with experience in laboratory microbiology. The candidate must be board certified/eligible in clinical pathology or clinical microbiology. A fellowship in clinical microbiology is desirable. The University of Virginia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit inquiries to Kevin C. Hazen, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Box 214, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908.

Microbiologist

Saint Vincent College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in microbiology beginning in the fall of 1998. Requirements include a Ph.D. and broad training in microbiology. Teaching responsibilities include courses with labs in microbiology and in the candidate's area of expertise, as well as courses for nonscience majors. The successful candidate will supervise required junior and senior research projects and participate in team-taught general biology. Saint Vincent College if a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts institution that serves 1,200 undergraduates. The Biology Department consists of 5 faculty and 110 students and emphasizes preparation for graduate and professional school studies. Please submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching and research interests to the Director of Personnel, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690. Priority deadline is 20 December 1997; however, applications will be accepted until 31 December 1997. AA/EOE.

Postdoctoral Position in Neisserial Pathogenesis

Available immediately, to investigate virulence factors of the pathogenic neisseria. The current NIH-funded projects in the laboratory include studying outer membrane proteins involved in entry into and survival within human cells and studying regulation of lipooligosaccharide (LOS) sialylation and its role in host-parasite interactions. The projects utilize prokaryotic and eukaryotic molecular genetic, biochemical, immunologic, and cell biological approaches. Please send cover letter, résumé, and names of three references to Dr. Rick Rest, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA, 19129; E-mail, restr@auhs.edu.

Director, School of Biological Sciences

Seeking Director, School of Biological Sciences. Offers B.S. and M.S. degrees; participates in interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Requires earned doctorate and excellence in teaching. Three years administrative experience desirable. College of Applied and Natural Sciences, Box 10197, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272; tel., (318) 257-4287; fax, (318) 257-5060; E-mail, Tolman@ans.latech.edu.

Assistant Professor--Microbiology

Florida International University, the State University of Florida at Miami, seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Microbiology to start August 1998. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: microbial pathogenicity, microbial biochemistry/physiology, environmental microbiology, or microbial diversity phylogenetics. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate General Microbiology as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his specialty and will establish a successful research program. More detailed information about the position can be found at http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/biology/micro.html. Ph.D. required, post-doctoral experience preferred. Expertise in molecular techniques or interest in tropical or marine ecosystems viewed favorably. To apply, send curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching goals, and three letters of reference by 11 December 1997 to John Makemson, Chair, Microbiology Search and Screen Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. FIU is an Equal Access/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the State University System of Florida.

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral position in influenza virus replication/morphogenesis. Ph.D. in virology/cell biology preferred. Apply to Dr. Debi P. Nayak, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1747.

Molecular Microbiologist

The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral applicants with training in molecular biology, biochemistry, or microbiology. Candidates must have a background in molecular biology with demonstrated experience in cloning, gene expression, vector development, bacterial transformation, or microbial genomics. Additional experience in transposon mutagenesis and protein purification are desirable. Very competitive salary and benefits. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associates Program is administered jointly by ORNL's Office of Science Education and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Closing date: 15 December or until position is filled. Please contact Dr. Jizhong Zhou, tel., (423) 576-7544; fax, (423) 576-8646; E-mail, zhouj@ornl.gov. Visit the Office of Science and Education Web site at http://www.ornl.gov/seer/ouse.html.

Technical Director of Microbiology

Doctoral scientist with expertise in microbiology desired to supervise the diagnostic clinical microbiology laboratory at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. While this is a nonfaculty position, there is ample opportunity to use laboratory and research skills to develop & implement clinical assays using PCR or other advanced technologies. Experience in diagnostic microbiology and laboratory operations preferred. The laboratory serves a large immunocompromised patient population, and experience with fastidious organisms is desirable. Send CV and names of three references to HR, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1300 Valley Street, Seattle, WA 98109, c/o Recruit #KJ-7196; fax, (206) 667-4051; TDD, (206) 667-6861. An EOE committed to workforce diversity.

Microbiology Instructor

Position, Instructor: Department, Microbiology; Available, 9/1/97, Full-time, Regular Faculty; Minimum salary, $30,000. Requirements: Ph.D. with two years at Assistant Instructor Level, experience in large-scale genome analysis, mapping, sequencing, and gene expression. Duties include MHC mapping and gene function, supervision of personnel working on related projects, and teaching to medical and graduate students. Submit a cover letter, CV with list of publications, and addresses and phone of three references to Dr. K. Fischer Lindahl, Dept. of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235-9050. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Virologist--Assistant/Associate Professor

Tenure-track position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree with relevant postdoctoral experience and demonstrated research achievement. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level will be judged on their potential to develop a vigorous independent research program that can attrack intramural funding. Applicants to be considered for Associate Professor must have a significant publication record and extramural funding. Candidates will also be expected to teach medical and graduate students and direct dissertation research. The position offers excellent opportunities to interact with other virologists as well as researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics. An attractive startup package will be available. Submit curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and a list of three references to Dr. Paul C. Montgomery, Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 540 East Canfield Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply. All buildings, structures, and vehicles at WSU are smoke-free. Wayne State University--People working together to provide quality service.

Soil Microbiologist

The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, is seeking a Microbiologist to join a team of scientists to develop biologically-based alternatives to the use of methyl bromide to fumigate soils and provide U.S. vegetable producers with economic and highly effective means to control diseases, nematodes, and weeds. The research team will consist of a plant pathologist, weed scientist, soil ecologist, and soil microbiologist and will identify and develop novel methods that are biologically sound and which pose minimal hazards to the environment, endangered species, producers, and consumers. We are currently seeking a permanent full-time microbiologist to characterize soil microbes which impact plant health and restrict ability of soil-borne pests to affect crops. These positions will be located in a new laboratory under construction in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and must address and meet specific qualification requirements defined in the vacancy announcement. To request a copy of the vacancy announcement and application packet, call Elaine Billy at (407) 897-7312. Applications submitted in response to this advertisement must include announcement number ARS-D8S-8024, must be postmarked by 22 December 1997, and must be mailed to USDA, ARS, HRD, Southern Operations Branch, 6305 Ivy Lane, Room 372, Greenbelt, MD 20770. USDA/ARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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