Positions Available 

Faculty Position in Environmental Biotechnology 

INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec, has a tenure-track faculty position available in Environmental Biotechnology. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent and extramurally funded research program. INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier is a biosciences research center located in Laval, just north of Montréal, and offers graduate programs, notably in applied microbiology. French is the working language. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and teach graduate courses (in French). For more details about the Center and the position, visit our website (www.inrs-iaf.uquebec.ca). Submit a curriculum vitae, a 2- to 3-page description of research plans, copies of your three most important publications, and names and addresses of at least three references, by 26 April 2004 to Dr. Pierre Talbot, Director, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, 531 boul. des Prairies, Laval, Québec, Canada (H7V 1B7) or at concours2004@inrs-iaf.uquebec.ca. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. 


Assistant Professor 

Assistant Professor (No. 652040), Biological Sciences, Stark Campus, Canton, Ohio. Responsibilities: Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position beginning fall, 2004, teaching courses in Biological Sciences. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biological Sciences with specialization in Microbiology and graduate coursework in Genetics or Molecular Biology required. Teaching experience preferred. Deadline for submitting resumes/application: Review of applicants will begin 3 February 2004 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application referring to the above position title and number, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three (3) letters of reference to Biology Search, Kent State University Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Avenue N.W., Canton, OH 44720; e-mail, humanresources@stark.kent.edu; website, http://www.stark.kent.edu. 


Full-Time Professor of Microbiology 

The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Professor of Microbiology to team teach Medical Microbiology to first-year medical students and assist in running the Microbiology laboratory course. The courses are taught in a Problem-Based Learning format. A.U.C. is located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles in an outstanding academic facility. The medical students are American, Canadian, and Antillean. Please contact W. Thurman, M.D., Dean of Medical Sciences via e-mail at wthurman@aucmed.edu. All inquiries will be held confidential. You may visit our website at http://www.aucmed.edu. 


Postdoctoral Position--Fungal Pathogenesis 

An immediate position is available to study the pathogenesis of medically important fungi. Diverse projects are available, but the focus is on NIH-, VA- and industry-funded projects: in vivo gene expression of fungi, identification of novel virulence factors, and evaluation of antifungal resistance. Applicants with experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or genetics should send C.V. and contact information of three references to Dr. Neil Clancy, University of Florida College of Medicine, PO Box 100277, JHMHC, Gainesville, Florida 32610, or e-mail clancyn@medicine.ufl.edu. 



Nine-month position, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, Louisiana Tech University. Successful candidate will be broadly educated with ability to teach a variety of courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and upper-division and graduate courses in area of expertise. Successful applicant will establish active research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Ph.D. in Microbiology or related field required. Prior teaching and postdoctoral research experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English required. To apply: send letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests/plans, teaching philosophy, names and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references to Microbiologist Search Committee Chair, School of Biological Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, P.O. Box 3179, Ruston, LA 71272. Applications may be submitted electronically (PDF files preferred): wtrzyna@latech.edu. Application review begins 1 March 2004 and continues until filled. Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University of Louisiana System, AA/EOE. 


Assistant/Associate Professor 

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Food Microbiology beginning 16 August 2004. The department is jointly administered by the Colleges of Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a productive research program with strong extramural support in food safety microbiology. Specific areas that fit most closely with departmental plans include: methods to detect pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins in foods; physiology of microorganisms important in foods; molecular biology techniques; and bioreactor production of food-grade products. Multidisciplinary research opportunities exist through the various centers on campus. Startup funds for research are available, and additional startup funds may be available from the Office of Biotechnology. The successful candidate also will teach and develop microbiology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level (approx. 1 course/semester), supervise graduate students, and participate in departmental programs, including international activities. The salary is competitive and is accompanied by an excellent benefits package. Submit complete curriculum vitae with education, professional experiences, list of publications, and list of grants funded and pending. Include a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of research interests. Also, submit the names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address for three references. Send materials to Dr. Anthony L. Pometto III, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, 2312 Food Sciences Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. To guarantee consideration, application must be received by 15 April 2004. See our ISU site for full position requirement: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/departments/foodsci/FoodSci.html. ISU is EO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Research Associate 

Postdoctoral research associate available immediately to work on swarming motility of Salmonella typhimurium, with starting salary of $30,000. Strong background in bacterial molecular genetics and genomics required; proven independent working ability required; experience in microarray technology and fluorescence microscopy and at least three years postdoctoral experience preferred. Send CV and have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Rasika Harshey, Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, The University of Texas at Austin, 24th and Speedway, Austin, TX 78712 or rasika@uts.cc.utexas.edu. UT Austin is an AA/EEO Employer. 


Postdoctoral Research Associate 

A postdoctoral research associate position to study the structure/function relationships of the cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) is immediately open within the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. CDT is a multisubunit bacterial toxin that induces cell cycle arrest and/or apoptosis in target cells. Defining the specific role of the three CDT subunits is the research project goal. The School of Biological Sciences has a strong research focus in the areas of structural biology, molecular recognition, and molecular cell biology. The School possesses an outstanding research environment with newly renovated research space. The desired candidate should have a background in microbiology, protein biochemistry, bacterial toxin structure/function analysis, or molecular biology. This is a 12-month appointment guaranteed for at least 2 years (based on successful annual evaluation). Extension of the initial appointment is possible. Starting salary will be in the $32,500-38,000 range based on experience and background. To apply send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and the names of three individuals who may be contacted to Dr. Lawrence A. Dreyfus, Professor, Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110. UMKC is an equal opportunity employer. 


Faculty Vacancy--Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology 

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University invites applications for a permanent position for which rank, salary, and starting date are negotiable. Review of applications will begin 15 March 2004 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, or cell biology. The candidate should have experience in the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment housed in a shared college core facility specializing in protein purification, characterization, and quantification. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise the core protein facility and participate in the development and teaching of undergraduate and graduate laboratory molecular and cellular biology courses. Please submit a CV, a statement of research/teaching interests and experience, and contact information for three references to R. Paul Evans, Search Committee, 571 WIDB, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602. Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer and is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Preference is given to members of the sponsoring church. 


Postdoctoral Position in Bacterial Pathogenesis 

Postdoctoral fellowship position available to study mechanisms of DNA damage and repair in Salmonella pathogenesis. Ph.D. or equivalent required. Preference given to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send curriculum vitae and names of three references to Prof. Ferric C. Fang, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 357242, Seattle, WA 98195-7242; Fax: 206-616-1575; e-mail: fcfang@washington.edu. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 


Assistant Professor--Food Allergy or Food Toxicology 

This 9-month, tenure track position in the Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut, entails a 75% research and 25% teaching commitment. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program, participate in the mission of the Department and its Center for Environmental Health, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Screening of applications will begin on 1 April 2004. Detailed information on this position, the department and its programs is available at http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ansci/. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 


Assistant Professor--Tenure Track 

Position available in the field of Vaccinology and Bacterial Pathogenesis in the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Candidate must hold a doctoral degree and have at least two years of postdoctoral training. Applicant must have demonstrated expertise in techniques of molecular biology, and have substantial potential to establish independent research career. Experience with gram-negative bacterial pathogens, particularly enterics or pathogenic bacteria of significance in biodefense, is preferred. Pay and benefits determined by experience. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; position number 03-314-286. Please send CV and two letters of recommendation to James P. Nataro, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201; e-mail, jnataro@medicine.umaryland.edu. 


Assistant Professor--Non-Tenure Track 

Position available to direct Protein Structure and Purification Core Laboratory at the Center for Vaccine Development, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Candidate must hold the doctoral degree and have at least two years of postdoctoral training. Applicant must have demonstrated expertise in techniques of protein purification and determining protein structure by NMR. Applicants with potential to establish independent research career will be preferred. Experience with gram-negative bacterial pathogens, particularly enterics or pathogenic bacteria of significance to biodefense, is preferred. Pay and benefits determined by experience. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; position number 03-314-285. Please send CV and two letters of recommendation to James P. Nataro, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201; e-mail, jnataro@medicine.umaryland.edu. 


Tenured Professor--School of Public Health, University of Michigan 

The University of Michigan School of Public Health invites applications for a senior tenured faculty position as Director of the Bioterrorism Preparedness Initiative, which conducts research and training to prepare for and prevent terrorism related to biological, chemical, and radiological weapons. The successful applicant will provide leadership in shaping the academic and health policy agenda for bioterrorism research and training, conduct research and teaching in a related academic field, and foster interdisciplinary collaborations among university faculty members in these areas. For more information about the initiative, see http://www.sph.umich.edu/bioterrorism/index.html. The primary appointment will be as tenured professor in the academic department of the school most appropriate given the candidate's academic interests. Joint appointments with other academic units on the campus will be actively encouraged. The successful candidate will have (1) an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and demonstrated professional status and scholarship appropriate for a tenured professor of Public Health in a major research-oriented university; (2) administrative and entrepreneurial skills; (3) a commitment to interdisciplinary research and excellence in teaching; and (4) the ability to collaborate with state government and other agencies on policy and operational aspects of the bioterrorism problem. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and at least three references to Roderick Little, Ph.D., Chair, Bioterrorism Search Committee, c/o Melissa Karby, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 109 Observatory Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029; phone, (734) 764 5452; fax, (734) 763-2215; e-mail, mkarby@umich.edu. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 


Postdoctoral Positions 

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to carry out independent research in the Division of Infectious Diseases. The positions are available immediately for qualified individuals with Ph.D./D.V.M./M.D. or equivalent degree. The work requires background in biochemistry/microbiology to study receptor-ligand (toxin) interactions, and mechanisms of toxin neutralization by antibodies. Please send resume and names of three references to Saul Tzipori, Division of Infectious Disease, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA 01536; e-mail, saul.tzipori@tufts.edu. 


Faculty Position: Veterinary Microbiology Assistant Professor 

(Veterinary Microbiology) Search # 04A291. The University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science. The successful applicant is expected to develop and implement state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies for evaluating specimens from routine necropsies and clinical samples as well as surveillance samples for current and emerging diseases of importance in Connecticut and the region. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the departmental undergraduate and graduate teaching mission in their area of interest, and establish/maintain a strong, extramurally funded research program. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department and the University. Applicants must have a D.V.M./V.M.D. and Ph.D. or a Ph.D. in microbiology and postdoctoral training or experience in veterinary microbiology. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Denise Irmscher, Faculty Search Committee Coordinator, University of Connecticut, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, 61 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3089, Storrs, CT 06269-3089. Applicants may view our website (http://patho.uconn.edu) for additional information. Review of applications will begin Spring 2004 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Program Provider and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including minorities and women. 


Director of the Great Plains Institute of Food Safety 

North Dakota State University is seeking applications for the position of Director, The Great Plains Institute of Food Safety (GPIFS). The successful candidate will serve as Director of GPIFS and report to the Vice President and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. The director will provide leadership for a multidisciplinary food safety team of researchers and educators in GPIFS and be responsible for promoting the mission of GPIFS, which is to ensure the safety and security of our food supply and otherwise serve the food safety needs of our stakeholders. In addition to administrative and budgetary oversight, the director will serve as the liaison for GPIFS in communication with upper administration and departments in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources and other participating colleges. In coordination with upper administration, the director will seek additional funding opportunities for food safety activities at the local, state, and federal levels. Active participation in educational activities, curriculum development, and/or outreach is expected. Depending on background and qualifications, there may be an opportunity for the Director to have a joint appointment in an academic department. Qualifications for the position include: advanced degree in an area related to food safety, evidence of strong leadership and motivational skills for creating collaboration in a multidisciplinary food safety team, a strong commitment to the land grant mission, ability to develop regional and national relationships between GPIFS and industry, evidence of successful extramural funding and grant writing and excellent interpersonal communication skills. See http://www.ndsu.edu/ndsu/jobs/non_broadbanded/index.shtml. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. However, the review of the applications will commence 15 April 2004. North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer. 


Assistant/Associate Professors--Microbiology/Infectious Diseases 

The School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for faculty positions in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Primary responsibilities include research and graduate education in microbiology/infectious disease. The incumbents will be joining a well-established multidisciplinary research program and will be responsible for coordinating the establishment and subsequent operations of the botulinum program at the School. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree and a demonstrated research track record in molecular microbiology/toxicology related to Biodefense. Candidates with expertise in the biology of botulinum neurotoxins will receive preference. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application with a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of three or more references to Dr. Sawkat Anwer, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Postdoctoral Position--Molecular Genetics of Anaerobic Pathogens 

Immediate opportunities exists for NIH-sponsored postdoctoral research on the intestinal tract anaerobe, Bacteroides fragilis, a phylogenetically divergent organism that is responsible for a variety of opportunistic infections. Ongoing studies in the laboratory include genetic analysis of the B. fragilis oxidative stress response required for extended aerotolerance, the examination of novel regulatory pathways, and analysis of the unique genetic transfer system found on Bacteroides conjugative, antibiotic resistance transposons. We utilize a broad range of genetic, genomic, and biochemical techniques designed to elucidate signal transduction pathways that control gene expression and to determine specific structure/function relationships among stress response and conjugation genes. Visit our departmental website at http://www.ecu.edu/microbiology/ for additional information. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and names and complete addresses of three references by mail to C. Jeffrey Smith, Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, 600 Moye Blvd., Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4354; e-mail, smithcha@mail.ecu.edu. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University. Accommodates individuals with disabilities. Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 


Postdoctoral Position in Bacterial Gene Expression 

Postdoctoral position available to study RNA metabolism in E. coli by defining structure, function, and cellular impact of RNA degrading enzymes and accessory factors. Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology with background in protein or nucleic acid studies required. E-mail CV and contact details of three references to Christopher Burns, Microbiology & Biodefense Program, Medical College of Georgia-cburns@mcg.edu. EOE/AA/Equal Access (PO#E000040256). 


Research Associates, Microbiology and Immunology (Two Positions) 

The microbiology position involves the identification of binding agents against a group of bacteria, studying bacterial growth, purifying and characterizing proteins, isolating RNA samples, and performing other assays. Candidates should have M.S., Ph.D. (or B.S. with experience) in microbiology or other life sciences, and be familiar with basic biochemical instruments, immunochemical assays, and data analysis. Excellent English and lab experience in recombinant DNA, microscopy, enzymology, and microarray is desirable. The immunology position is for a study on tumor biomarker detection, and candidates should have an advanced degree or B.S. in immunology or related field, and strong skills in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, and immunochemical assays. Experience in producing monoclonal antibodies is a plus. Please forward resumes to Dr. Deng, Boston University School of Medicine, lynndeng@bu.edu.