Positions Available


Assistant/Associate Professor--Molecular Pathogenesis/Bacterial Genetics


Tenure-track faculty position for a scientist with postdoctoral training in prokaryotic molecular biology/pathogenesis. Responsibilities involve teaching graduate and medical students and directing a nationally competitive research program. See our website for information on the Department: http://www.sh.lsuhsc.edu/microbiology. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and funding, and three letters of reference to Dennis J. O'Callaghan, Ph.D., Boyd Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130.


Postdoctoral Research Position--Biochemistry, Functional Genomics

A postdoctoral position is available in the Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), http://www.ornl.gov, for an individual with training in molecular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology. The successful applicant will focus on the purification and characterization of the chromium reductase complex from the metal-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. In addition, DNA microarrays will be employed to investigate the molecular response to chromium reduction and metal toxicity in this organism. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with demonstrated experience in molecular and biochemical techniques such as gene cloning, gene expression analysis, protein isolation, and enzyme kinetic analyses. Additional experience is desired but not required in DNA microarray technology and fast performance liquid chromatography (FPLC). Individuals will work cooperatively with mass spectrometry scientists at ORNL, as well as scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and/or Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Salaries will be competitive. Send a curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments and interests, and the names and telephone numbers of three references to Dr. Dorothea Thompson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6038; tel., 865-574-4815; fax, 865-576-8646; e-mail, thompsondk@ornl.gov; website, http://www.esd.ornl.gov/facilities/genomics/index.html. Please reference the position title and number (ORNL04-13-ESD) when corresponding about this position. This appointment will be offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral/Postmasters Research Associates Program (http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/postgrad/ornlpdoc.htm). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.


Research Technician III

Utah State University is seeking a Research Technician for in vivo and in vitro antiviral research which includes viruses of Arena-, Bunya-, Falvi-, and Togaviridae families. Duties include preparing, screening/testing antiviral compounds; treating animals with test drugs; harvesting and culturing tissues for virus titrations; histology and pathology; performing minor surgeries; maintaining research instruments; compiling and analyzing research data; and training students and new technicians in these laboratory procedures. Requirements: B.S. or higher degree in related biological sciences; must have a minimum of two years experience in animal virology or related biological field, and in bleeding, surgeries, biopsies, necropsies, euthanasia, and inoculations of laboratory animals. A knowledge of media and cell culture preparation and aseptic techniques is required. Must be willing to be on call 24/7 and be willing to work on weekends, holidays, and after hours. Send resume to Dr. Robert Sidwell, Institute of Antiviral Research, Utah State University, 5600 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84321-5600. AA/EOE.


Research Biological Safety Officer

This position is responsible for leading, directing, and managing a comprehensive biological safety program throughout all research facilities at Washington State University. Detailed description and requirements can be found at http://www.chr.wsu.edu. Review begins 12 August 2004.



Senior scientist needed by biotech firm; excellent salary/benefits; Resume: Genelux Corp., 3030 Bunker Hill Street, Suite 310, San Diego, CA 92109.


Director--Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing

The University of Iowa is seeking a nationally recognized scientist to assume the position of Director of the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB). The CBB continues as the first and one of the strongest clusters of faculty scientists in the world with a focus on biocatalysis and bioprocessing. The CBB brings together 60 faculty members from eight departments and four colleges of the university who have common interests in research and education in biotechnology, with emphasis on the fundamental and applied aspects of biocatalysis research. Strengths of the CBB are underlined by continuing programmatic support from the state of Iowa, and state and federal support for predoctoral training programs. The GLP fermentation/bioprocessing laboratory is one of the finest and most active in the United States, and a $3 million GMP laboratory for biopharmaceutical drug development is being implemented and compliments our highly regarded GMP Pilot Manufacturing facility which works with major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and many smaller startups. The new director is expected to provide intellectual and programmatic leadership for all training, research, and development activities of the CBB and maintain an active and vigorously funded research and graduate program. The Director oversees activities of the center's laboratories in serving the fermentation and downstream-processing needs of academic, industrial, and government clients. The Director also interacts with local, state, and federal government officials and university administrators on development of biotechnology initiatives. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required, and evidence of productive scholarship is essential. Experience in administrative and/or leadership roles in academic, industrial, or governmental biotechnology is desired. While the Director and the Center report formally to the Office of the Vice President for Research, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will be qualified for appointment to a tenured faculty position in one of the academic units that participates in the CBB. For more information on the CBB visit http://www.uiowa.edu/|mfbiocat/. The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications and inquiries may be addressed to Daniel M. Quinn, Chair, CBB Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242; tel., 319-335-1335; e-mail, daniel-quinn@uiowa.edu. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by e-mail to katelyn-dasse@uiowa.edu. Evaluation of applications by the Search Committee will commence on 15 August 2004. This search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the advertised position is filled.


Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral positions are available to work on several different projects in yeast genetics and genomics. One set of projects focuses on a novel glucose signal transduction pathway in S. cerevisiae and C. albicans (PNAS, 2004,101:1572-1577; Euk. Cell, 2004, 3:221-231). Opportunities in functional genomics of S. cerevisiae are also available (Science, 2003, 301:71-76). Interested candidates should send a message to mj@genetics.wustl.edu, and include a CV, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three people who could provide a letter of reference. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.


Faculty Positions--Microbiology and Immunology

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology invites applications for faculty positions at the Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor level. We are interested in investigators with strong research programs in (i) molecular microbiology or molecular pathogenesis, including bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, and virology; (ii) molecular immunology. Candidates at the Professor and Associate Professor levels must have significant research accomplishments, active competitive grants, and a strong and consistent record of peer-reviewed funding. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have the ability to establish and maintain a vigorous research program supported by peer-reviewed funding. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in educating graduate and professional students. Startup funds and newly renovated laboratory space is available for the appointed investigators. The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is supported by extensive peer-reviewed funding (in excess of $400,000 per faculty position) and has a very strong graduate program supported by an NIH Training Grant. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments, and future research plans, and should arrange for four letters of references to be sent to Dr. Chris D. Platsoucas, Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine, 3400 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Information about the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is available at website: http://www.temple.edu. Temple University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and specifically invites and encourages applications from women and minorities.


Environmental Microbiologist

B.S. in biology and doctorate in applied environmental microbiology. Minimum three years experience. Proven track record of research in the field of biodegradation of pollutants and microbial pathogenicity. Submit resume to Komex; fax, 714-379-1160; e-mail, jkellam@losangeles.Komex.com.


Postdoctoral Research Award 


The National Research Council (NRC) and the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command are seeking applications for  a Postdoctoral Research Award tenable at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. The NRC will offer a competitive award for postdoctoral research to be conducted in residence at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. The incumbent will (1) conduct studies to validate a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the detection of Leishmania parasites in phlebotomine sand flies, (2) investigate the development of Leishmania parasites in laboratory colonies of sand flies using the real-time PCR assay, and (3) use the Real-Time PCR assay to conduct epidemiological and genetic studies on Leishmania infections in sand flies collected in Iraq (over 70,000 sand flies were collected from throughout Iraq in 2003; collections are continuing in 2004). The ultimate goal of this research is to develop a better understanding of the transmission of leishmaniasis in Iraq with the aim of developing methods of preventing transmission; however, required research includes both basic and applied aspects of Leishmania parasite development.  Areas of research include cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology. Duration of the award is two years, with potential for extension.  The annual stipend for recent Ph.D. recipients is $39,270 and is appropriately higher for additional experience.  Support is provided for relocation and limited professional travel, and a health insurance program is offered. Prospective applicants should contact Dr. Russell Coleman for more specific information regarding this research opportunity.  Applicants will receive guidance in the formulation of a short (4-page) research proposal that is necessary for application. Contact Russell Coleman, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone, (301)319-3140 (USA); fax, (301)319-9290; e-mail, russell.coleman@na.amedd.army.mil OR russell.coleman@us.army.mil; URL, WRAIR-www.army.mil (for details on WRAIR). Applications must be submitted directly to the NRC by 1 August 2004.  Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply, is available on the NRC website at http://www.national-academies.org/rap. Questions should be directed to The National Research Council at (tel.) 202-334-2768; e-mail, rap@nas.edu.



Fermentation Development Leader


Dow AgroSciences, a leading company in crop protection and pest management located in Indianapolis, Ind., is looking for a highly motivated Fermentation Development Leader to fill an open position in the Technical Service area located in Harbor Beach, Mich.  Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in microbiology or related discipline with 3 years relevant experience in fermentation development and secondary metabolite expression; or an M.S. in microbiology or related field with 7 years of similar experience.  Candidates must also possess: Strong leadership skills combined with the ability to function within a small, yet fully integrated, manufacturing facility;   Experience with optimization of secondary production is essential; excellent communication skills; organization, documentation and computer literacy skills are a must; strong interpersonal skills are essential, as is a high level of self-motivation. In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, Dow AgroSciences offers challenging opportunities within a creative, stimulating, and diverse work environment.  Dow AgroSciences is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Apply online by 13 August to www.dowagro.com/careers/index.htm.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.