Positions Available


Infectious Disease Faculty Position


The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience with a strong record of excellence in research in microbial pathogenesis, infectious disease, or immune response to infection. Academic responsibilities will include establishment of a research program capable of attracting national funding and instruction of veterinary and graduate students. The successful candidate will join an active and growing research group with interests in bacterial and viral pathogenesis, pre- and postharvest food safety, and immunology of infectious diseases. Rank and salary are commensurate with training and experience. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to Infectious Disease Search Committee, Attn: Brandy Nowakowski, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University, 1800 Denison Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506. Screening of applications will start 15 September 2004, and will continue until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


M. tuberculosis Molecular Biologist


The Biodesign Institute, an emerging leader in biomedicine and biotechnology, and the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, invite applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position from imaginative, creative individuals with strong motivation to understand the mechanisms of pathogenesis, including regulation of gene expression, intracellular physiology, and/or pathogen-host interactions of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the time of appointment and demonstrate potential or experience in teaching and research in related discipline. At least two years of postdoctoral research experience in a relevant discipline is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative, extramurally funded, and independent research program, participate in undergraduate and graduate education in the School of Life Sciences, mentor undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows, and interact in the multidisciplinary consortium that comprises The Biodesign Institute. The successful candidate will receive a competitive startup package and teaching load compatible with high research productivity. To apply, send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three representative publications, statements of future research plans and teaching philosophy and interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. Letters of reference, but not application materials, may be sent by e-mail. The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 September 2004; if not filled, applications will be evaluated weekly thereafter until the search is closed. Anticipated start date is 16 August 2005. Applications and email inquiries must be sent to Dr. Josephine Clark-Curtiss, Chair, Molecular Biology Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501; e-mail, jclarkcu@exchange.asu.edu. ASU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assistant Professor--Food Toxicology or Food Allergy


This 9-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Animal Science at the 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 18 October 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.


Faculty Position in Molecular/Cellular Microbiology


A full-time, tenure-track faculty position is currently available in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The position is primarily at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are interested in outstanding individuals who will establish independent research in microbial molecular genetics, with a focus on molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, the cell biology of infection, and/or infectious disease immunology. An expertise in electron microscopy is a plus. The successful applicant will join an internationally recognized community of researchers with related interests in infection and immunity across several departments in the Dental and Medical Schools. For more information on related programs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, please visit http://www.umaryland.edu/dental/OCBS/; http://medschool.umaryland.edu/Microbiology/; http://www.umaryland.edu/bmb/; or http://medschool.umaryland.edu/cvd/som.html. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, cell biology, or related discipline. The position will remain open until it is filled with a qualified candidate. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, summary of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of three references to chair, Search Committee, Room 5-A-06, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 666 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. We especially encourage women and minorities to apply. The University of Maryland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.


Faculty Positions--Molecular Virology


The Department of Microbiology at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center

 (www.utsouthwestern.edu/microbiology) is seeking new faculty in molecular virology at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. Faculty will be expected to develop front-rank, competitive, independent research programs that focus on one or more aspects of the viral life cycle (host-pathogen interactions, viral pathogenesis, disruption of viral replication, command of host cell processes, viral immunology, etc.) that will complement existing strengths in HCV, West Nile virus, HIV/SIV, and viral oncogenesis. Research on any virus of medical relevance or that is a potential biothreat is of interest. The candidate also is expected to contribute to the teaching of medical and graduate students. Attractive startup packages, including a competitive salary and new laboratory space, are available to conduct research in an expanding, dynamic environment. For exceptional candidates, an Endowed Scholars Program offers startup funds of $1,000,000 over four years. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with at least two years of postdoctoral experience and an exceptional publication record. Candidates please forward a c.v., three letters of recommendation, two or three representative publications, and a brief summary of future research to Dr. Michael V. Norgard, Chair, Department of Microbiology, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9048 (fax 214-648-5905). U.T. Southwestern is an equal opportunity university.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Microbiologist (GS-403-12/13)


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is seeking highly qualified scientific candidates for a microbiologist/microbial risk analyst in Cincinnati, Ohio (http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/). NCEA is responsible for developing assessment methods and guidance for human health and ecological risks associated with chemicals, materials, pathogens or other stressors. NCEA has an opening for a microbiologist who will focus on quantitatively assessing the human health risks associated with exposure to pathogens from water, biosolids applications, or environmental contamination from a bioterrorism attack. The incumbent will develop and evaluate risk assessments, and develop innovative approaches to bridging the data gaps that constrain quantification of the dose-response relationship. An understanding of virology, bacteriology, parasitology and immunology sufficient to critically evaluate and integrate studies and an understanding of biostatistics and of infectious disease epidemiology is highly desired for this position. A Ph.D., M.D., or a master's degree with equivalent research experience is also desired. Salary range is $60,871-$94,102 commensurate with qualifications. U.S. citizenship required. More than one position may be filled from this announcement. For more information please contact Mary Rothermich, Ph.D., NCEA, 26 W. Martin Luther King Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45268; e-mail, Rothermich.Mary@epa.gov. How to apply: Vacancy announcement and application instructions are accessible on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9epa.asp or by visiting www.epa.gov/ezhire. Vacancy announcement number HQ-ORD-DE-2004-0079 is open to all U.S. citizens; vacancy announcement number HQ-ORD-MP-2004-0137 is open to current and former federal career applicants. Application deadline is 30 September 2004. Submit all documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement. The U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Postgraduate and Graduate Positions--Agriculture and Water Quality


Several postdoctoral positions are available immediately at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's research centre in London, Ontario, through the NSERC Visiting Fellowships in Government Laboratories program. The successful candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary interagency team conducting research on managing the risk to water from the use of animal wastes and sewage sludge as fertilizers. One emphasis concerns the abundance and persistence of indicator,  pathogenic, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in commercial swine farms, and how this varies with production practice. Another emphasis is the application of a variety of microbial source tracking methods to identify the origins of fecal pollution of surface water in watershed-scale experiments. The fellowships are for a year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two more, and are open to both Canadians and non-Canadians. Students interested in pursuing M.Sc. or Ph.D. studies in these areas are also encouraged to contact us. For further information contact Dr. Ed Topp at toppe@agr.gc.ca.


Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Technicians


Multiple postdoctoral fellow and research technician positions available immediately to investigate the molecular and cellular basis of infectious disease, with emphasis at the host-pathogen interface. Research experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or molecular genetics preferred. Applicants should contact Dr. Steven R. Blanke via e-mail at sblanke@uh.edu and arrange to submit three letters of reference.


Virology Faculty Position


Applications are invited for an academic-year, tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in molecular virology in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State

University. Areas of interest include virus replication strategies, mechanisms of pathogenesis, host responses to infection, molecular evolution, tumor virology, and zoonotic diseases. A doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D.) and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience are required. The successful candidate will join a department with strong basic research programs in microbial biology and pathogenesis, eukaryotic cell biology, and molecular genetics. He or she will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and interact collaboratively with other faculty in the department and university. State-of-the-art research space is available, including BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs. The department is jointly administered by the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Natural Science, and the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. This position will be affiliated with the College of Veterinary Medicine. Further information on the department is available at www.mmg.msu.edu. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals, copies of pertinent reprints and contact information (address, e-mail, and phone) for three referees to Dr. Susan Conrad, Virology Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 2209 Biomedical Physical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-4320; fax, (517) 353-8957; tel., (517) 353-5161; e-mail, mmgchair@msu.edu. Applications may also be submitted electronically. For full consideration, applications should be received by 31 October

2004, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions—Environmental Biotechnology and BioHydrology


Applications are sought for doctoral and postdoctoral positions to assist in research projects focusing on autotrophic ammonium oxidation-based bioreactors, a collaboration between Virginia Tech (VT) and the Danish Technical University (DTU), and microbial activity in unsaturated porous media, a collaboration between the University of Connecticut (UConn) and DTU. Candidates will work on one or more of the following project elements: (i) reactor  design/operation/analysis, (ii) mathematical biofilm model development/verification, (iii) microelectrode and molecular ecological inspection of biofilm processes and communities, (iv) modeling and measurement of microbial habitats in porous media, and (v) the role of EPS in modifying microhydrological conditions in natural systems. Qualifications: Candidates must have at least an M.S. or Ph.D. degree (Bio/Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Microbiology, Geochemistry, and Soil Physics or related disciplines) and evidence of research experience/productivity for doctoral and postdoctoral candidates, respectively, with emphasis on molecular-level analysis of environmental microbial systems. Doctoral applicants must gain/seek admission to the graduate school (Environmental Engineering) at VT (projects i-iii) or UConn (projects iv-v). Initial appointments will be for a period of one year; however, continuation of the appointments is intended, pending performance and fund availability up to 3 years. Frequent exchanges between Va Tech/DTU and UConn/DTU institutions is anticipated. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a CV, a letter describing research expertise, pdf versions of published research, and a list of three references electronically to either PI. For further information, contact Dr. Nancy G. Love (nlove@vt.edu); Barth F. Smets (bfs@er.dtu.dk); or Dani Or (dani@engr.uconn.edu).  


Faculty Position--Immunology


The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. This is a term position in the area of immunology, ideally with an emphasis in virology. In addition to collaborative opportunities within the department, there will also be the opportunity to link to the clinical immunology group in the Department of Medicine for research, teaching, and program development. The successful candidate will be expected to establish strong, independent research programs and to seek external funding for continuing salary support. Please submit a CV, statement of research interests, and names of three referees to Dr. Lewis Tomalty, Head, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6. Review of applications will commence on 15 October 2004, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/qufa.


Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology


Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant Professor in Microbiology in the Microbiology department, School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This is a non-tenure-track position that will commence on January 2005. The overall project, which is a collaborative effort between Dr. G. H. Cohen and Dr. R. J. Eisenberg at Upenn, will investigate how herpes simplex virus enters mammalian cells. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. and 3-5 years of postdoctoral training in herpes virology and in at least one of the following areas: protein biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or fluorescence microscopy. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent but related project of herpes research, and he/she will be expected to actively seek external funding support. Initially the research will be supported by existing grants. Interested applicants should e-mail a CV, the names and addresses of three references, and a cover letter to either Dr. Cohen (cohen@biochem.dental.upenn.edu) or Dr. Eisenberg (roselyn@biochem.dental.upenn.edu). The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University-administered programs or employment.  


Research Associate-- Postdoc/Microbiologist


College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University. Full-time, 12-month appointment. Salary commensurate with experience. Must have a Ph.D. in microbiology or closely related discipline.

Current laboratory experience in molecular methods and cell biology to study pathogenesis of M. avium infection. To apply, send resume/curriculum vitae and three references to Luiz E. Bermudez, MD, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 105 Magruder Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-4802; fax, 541-737-2730; e-mail, Luiz.Bermudez@oregonstate.edu. For full consideration, application materials must be received by 30 September 2004.


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Microbial Food Safety


Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Ph.D. required with research expertise in microbial food safety, especially of foods of animal origin. D.V.M. or equivalent preferred. Demonstrated aptitude/experience or potential in teaching required. Documented research program in microbial food safety. In order to complement the department's existing strength in preharvest food safety and epidemiology, the successful candidate will possess strength in food safety beyond the preharvest stage (e.g., animal transport, slaughter, processing, product handling or distribution). Demonstrated record or evidence of potential in acquisition of extramural funding. Familiarity with food animal production and processing systems. Knowledge of use of applied epidemiological methods is desirable. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Evidence of leadership

and initiative is required. Teaching responsibilities include: (1) participation in lectures, laboratories, and discussions in the D.V.M. professional curriculum and graduate professional curricula (M.P.V.M., M.P.H., and planned M.E.H.), and (2) participation in the graduate academic programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) of the campus. Research responsibilities include the development of a creative, independent, and productive research program in microbial food safety as a fundamental and indispensable requirement of the position, including publication of results in professional/scientific journals. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an ongoing research program in foodborne pathogens at the molecular, organismal, or host-population level. Individual will provide leadership in directing research projects of graduate students. Service: The successful candidate is expected to work with state agencies and campus groups in identifying research needs in microbial food safety and to be a consultative resource for those agencies. University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education, and other appropriate means is required. To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by 15 October 2004; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, and experience and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) the names and addresses of four professional references to Dr. R. H. BonDurant, Chair, Attn: Terry Davison, MSO, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Faculty Positions


Applications are invited for up to three faculty positions (Assistant, Associate, or Full Member) at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI), a highly interactive, investigator-driven, nonprofit research institute with a focus on human pathogens of global importance (http://www.sbri.org). Corresponding affiliate academic appointment (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in the Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington is anticipated, with details depending on interests and qualifications. We are seeking basic scientists using molecular, cellular, and immunological techniques to study infectious disease, pathogens, and host/pathogen interactions. Investigators using genomics, proteomics, functional genomics, and immunology are encouraged to apply. Particular areas of interest include parasites, TB, and HIV. Outstanding investigators working in other areas will be considered. It is anticipated that these investigators will bring or establish independent research programs, with strong funding and good collaborations within and outside the institute. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. in a laboratory-based discipline and a strong record of published research accomplishments. Participation in graduate student training will be expected. The positions are available immediately; closing date for applications is 15 November 2004. Please

send curriculum vitae, statement of proposed research program, and names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of four references to Search Committee, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, 307 Westlake Ave. N., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98109-5219; phone, 206-256-7200; fax, 206-256-7229; e-mail, recruiting@sbri.org. SBRI and UW are building culturally diverse faculties and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. SBRI and UW are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.


Assistant Professor of Microbiology


The Section of Microbiology (Division of Biological Sciences) at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a broadly based search for candidates working on tractable bacterial, archaeal or eukaryotic systems. Preference, however, will be given to candidates working in either of two areas: (1) bacteria pathogenesis with emphasis either on mechanisms of host-pathogen interaction or genetic adaptation of pathogen to the host, or (2) genome analysis and its application to processes of bacterial evolution and function. Important qualifications are a creative intellect and an interest in interacting with a faculty working on both yeast and bacteria. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is recommended. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise both undergraduates and graduate students and to develop an original productive research program. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, copies of no more than five published (or in-press) papers, and a statement including a plan of research to be initiated and teaching interests. Arrange for recommendation letters to be sent separately. Direct all information to Mitch Singer, Chair, Search Committee, Section of Microbiology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8665. While applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, only applications received by 5 November 2004 will be assured of full consideration. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and a respect for differences.


Biologists--American Type Culture Collection


The American Type Culture Collection, a biological resource center supporting global scientific research, has immediate openings for Biologists. Biologist (BP075)--Bachelor's degree in a  biological discipline or equivalent. Experience with laboratory methods and procedures of a complex nature related to a relevant area of BioProduction. Requires higher computer skills including expertise in the appropriate fields of ATCC's enterprise resources planning (ERP) system; ability to analyze and interpret data; ability to generate standard operating procedures; working knowledge of production quality guidelines. Excellent oral and written communication skills and knowledge of Protistology a plus. Biologist (BP076)--Bachelor's degree in a biological discipline or equivalent. Experience with laboratory methods and procedures of a complex nature

related to Virology. Requires higher computer skills including expertise in the appropriate fields of and ERP system; ability to analyze and interpret data; ability to generate standard operating procedures; working knowledge of production guidelines. Excellent oral and written communication skills and previous virus production experience a plus. ATCC offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates should submit their resume, specifying job code and salary requirement, to ATCC, Attn: HR, 10801 University Blvd., Manassas, VA 20110; fax, (703) 365-2735; e-mail, employment@atcc.org. EOE M/F/D/V. Visit our website at www.atcc.org.


Postdoctoral Positions--Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization


The Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization, a research institute at the University of Saskatchewan, provides excellent opportunities to collaborate with scientists in the fields of bacteriology, virology, immunology, and clinical sciences. VIDO has well-equipped laboratory and animal facilities and offers a stimulating research environment. The successful candidates will be expected to work in a team-based research environment. (1) Postdoctoral position is available immediately for an ongoing project to work on CpG DNA motifs as adaptive and innate immunomodulators; to elucidate mechanisms of action, develop vaccine adjuvants, and test immunoprotection in viral disease models. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a strong background molecular immunology and virology. Experience with RNA viruses is desirable. (2) Postdoctoral positions are available immediately for an ongoing project to work on mechanisms of colonization of animals by Salmonella species, enterohemorrhagic E. coli, and C. jejuni as well as the development of vaccines to reduce levels of these pathogens in their animal hosts. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a strong background in molecular microbiology and immunology. Experience in the area of bacterial pathogenesis is desirable. Interested candidates should direct applications, including a curriculum vitae and three names of references to: Human Resources, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization, 120 Veterinary Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E3; fax, (306) 966-7478; e-mail, vido.hr@sask.usask.ca. The University is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.


Assistant Professor – Astrobiology


The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida invites applications and nominations for a 12-month tenure-track position as Assistant Professor to develop an internationally recognized research program in space life sciences related to the search for extraterrestrial life, microbial evolution in novel space-associated environments, or other aspects of astrobiology. Applicants must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record in relevant areas. The successful candidate is expected to develop an outstanding research program supported with extramural funding, to supervise Ph.D. students, and to be an innovative instructor of undergraduate and graduate students in microbiology and related areas in molecular biological sciences. The successful candidate will join a group of faculty with similar research interests located at the new Space Life Sciences Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center. Details of the Department and the position may be found at http://microcell.ufl.edu. Electronic applications only will be accepted (submit as a single pdf file). Applications should be sent to Prof. Wayne Nicholson (WLN@ufl.edu) and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and description of research interests. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Prof. Nicholson by email. All application materials are due 15 October 2004 for a position starting 1 July 2005. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 Research Associate Microbiology Lead Discovery Department


 Primary Responsibility: Ideal candidate will have proven expertise in microbiology, antimicrobial testing and knowledge of bacterial physiology. Must be able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary drug discovery team.  Candidates with a B.S. in Microbiology (or related field) with a minimum of two years lab experience or candidates with an M.S. in Microbiology (or related field) with relevant lab experience will be considered.  The candidate will be responsible for the evaluation of novel chemical compounds as antimicrobials.   Other responsibilities include the maintenance of the microbial culture collection, electronic and manual data entry, the preparation of verbal and written reports as well as periodic oral presentations. Strong verbal and written skills along with an advanced facility with standard desktop computer programs are all expected.  Hands-on experience with Assay Explorer software and Oracle databases will be considered a plus.  Extra consideration will be given to candidates who can show evidence of independent research performed to enhance their scientific expertise. Title and salary are commensurate with experience and industry standards. Please send CV’s to: jobs@rib-x.com.  


Biotechnology Position


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Biochemistry or Structural Biology to study effects of environmental variables on C-1 metabolism by extremophilic microorganisms through monitoring and analyzing molecular genetics and protein structure/function at Biotechnology Department, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Apply at www.inel.asp.wsu.edu.


Senior Faculty Positions


The Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Department of Pathology at The University of Texas Medical Branch invite applications for senior-level faculty positions in virology and parasitology. Outstanding resources and opportunities exist for research utilizing BSL-4 facilities, the Galveston National Laboratory, one of two national biocontainment laboratories due for completion in 2008, the Western Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and University Centers for Structural Biology and Vaccine Development, plus federally funded genomics and proteomics core facilities together with a bioinformatics program. UTMB offers an excellent academic environment that is rich in opportunities for productive interactions with other scientists who study the basic biology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases. The successful candidates will be expected to continue or enhance their independent research programs, acquire extramural funding, and participate in the education of graduate and medical students and postdoctoral research fellows. Professor--Emerging Viral Diseases and Biodefense:  Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the Full Professor level. Successful applicants will hold the Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to research scientists experienced in work in the biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) environment, who can interact with other areas of research interest within the University (e.g., bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, structural biology, neuropathogenesis, endothelial cell biology, vaccine development, or vector-pathogen interactions).


Environmental Genomics Scientists


 The Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives seeks two microbial ecologists to join a vibrant and expanding Environmental Genomics group.  One position is a senior-level position, the other is a postdoctoral position. We undertake field and laboratory research programs exploring the microbial biodiversity of the oceans, soils, and air, using a “whole environment” shotgun genomics approach.  Moreover, we maintain one of the largest DNA sequencing facilities in the United States. We are looking for microbial ecologists to join an interdisciplinary team with already strong expertise in environmental genomics, microbiology, molecular methods, and bioinformatics.   The successful candidates will both work with existing project teams and be expected to develop or maintain an innovative, independent extramural research program. Please reply with cover letter, resume with research summary and salary history to jobs@venterscience.org.  Reference: IBEA-2004-069.


 Postgraduate Research Associate


The Corrosion Science and Technology Group in the Metals and Ceramics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (http://www.ornl.gov) has an immediate opening for a postgraduate research associate.  A strong background in physical metallurgy and thermochemistry, gas-metal reactions, or corrosion is desired.  Experience with refractory metals or liquid metal corrosion would be a major plus. A Ph.D. or M.S., completed within the past five years, is required. Appointment is for a full-time one-year position, with potential for renewal, dependant on funding availability.  The successful candidate must be a U. S. citizen. Applicants should email a résumé and list of three references to Michael P. Brady, Ph.D. email: bradymp@ornl.gov; or mail to MS 6156, Oak Ridge  National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6156. E-mail submission is preferred.  We will begin reviewing submissions immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled.  The desired start date is no later than January 2005. Please reference the position title and number (ORNL04-20-M&C) when corresponding about this position. This appointment will be offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates Program (http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/ornl-pd/ornlpdoc.htm).  Salaries will be competitive.  The postdoctoral program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran. 


 Postdoctoral Position


 NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. for on-chip bioassays to detect pathogens and toxins. A Ph.D. in Immunology, Microbiology, or Biochemistry is required. A strong background in antibody labeling and ELISAs is desirable. This project is a collaboration between Biological and Analytical Chemistry (Code 6113; www.chemistry.nrl.navy.mil) and Chemical Sensing and Chemometrics (Code 6112). The appointment is for 2 years through the NRC or ASSE (open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents). Information can be found at www.national-academies.org/rap (NRL Research Opportunity Number 64.15.15.B5302- Capillary Electrophoresis Microchip Based Sensors) and at www.asee.org/nrl. The NRC and ASEE stipend is $55,120 annually. Applicants should send a CV with names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Joanne Jones-Meehan, NRL/Code 6113, 4555 Overlook Ave. SW, Washignton, DC 20375-5320 (jonesmee@ccf.nrl.navy.mil; fax, 202-404-8515). NRL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.