Employment - January

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Positions Available

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID/CDC) invite qualified candidates to apply for the Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Postdoctoral Laboratory Research Fellowship Program. This two-year program is designed for doctoral-level (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M.) scientists with an emphasis on research and development in infectious diseases. The fellowship provides opportunities for scientists to support public health initiatives and conduct high-priority infectious disease research in local, state, or federal (CDC) public health laboratories. The annual stipend begins at $34,229, plus health insurance and professional development funds. The application deadline is 21 February 2003. Approved candidates must begin the two-year fellowship between 18 August 2003 and 1 March 2004. For more information and application materials contact http://www.aphl.org/Education_Training/Fellowships  or: EID Laboratory Fellowship, APHL, 2025 M Street, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; phone, 202-822-5227; fax, 202-887-5098; e-mail, fellowships@aphl.org .

Faculty Position in Environmental Health

The Department of Environmental Health in the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine seeks applicants for one or more tenurable faculty appointments. Appointments will be considered at the assistant, associate, and professor ranks. We seek expertise in environmental health-related aspects of microbiology as indicated by published research and other prior experience. Focus may be on the application of microbiology to water supply, food sanitation, air quality, vector control, bioterrorism, or other relevant topic area. Appointment will be in a faculty group in which traditional environmental science, health science, and engineering disciplines are applied to evaluation of community exposures to chemical and microbiological contaminants in air, water, food, and soil. Interaction with faculty in other programs within the department and in other departments such as civil environmental engineering, microbiology, and pathobiology is encouraged. The selected applicant(s) will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, direct graduate thesis research, and develop an extramurally funded research program leading to partial support of his/her own salary (in keeping with general policies of the SPHCM). An earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant science or engineering field is required. At least one year of postdoctoral training or professional experience, demonstrated teaching ability, and demonstrated ability to obtain competitive extramural research funding are required for appointment at the associate professor level or above and are otherwise viewed favorably. Relevant experience in or knowledge of public health practice, and research experience as part of a multidisciplinary team are also highly desirable. Applications are due by 1 April 2003, or until position is filled. Send curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and career goals, and names of four references to Dr. Gerald van Belle, c/o EHT Search Committee, Department of Environmental Health, Box 357234, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7234; vanbelle@u.washington.edu . The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Vietnam era veterans and other covered veterans.

Faculty Position-Medical Mycology

The Research Institute for Children and LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, are seeking a faculty member with interest and expertise in host-fungal interactions, including the immunology, microbiology, cell biology, genetics, and ecology of fungi of medical importance. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience; applicants at the associate or full professor level should have established, externally funded research programs. A competitive recruitment package includes startup and ongoing research funds. The Research Institute for Children is a newly established, well-funded, collaboration between Children's Hospital of New Orleans and LSU School of Medicine. A 60,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art research building was opened in February 2002. The new recruit will become part of an interactive multi-institutional group of medical mycologists. Inquiries should be directed to Timothy Pierce, Faculty Affairs Coordinator at (504) 896-2700, tpierce@chnola-research.org . Complete applications, consisting of CV, statement of research goals, and a list of three references, should be submitted to Timothy Pierce, Faculty Affairs Coordinator at the Research Institute for Children, Children's Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118. LSUHSC is an AA/EOE.

Postdoctoral Position

Analogous to a teaching postdoctoral fellowship: Research Associate position (12-month assignment for 2 years) in the Medical Technology Program, Michigan State University. Research areas include immunohistocompatibility, immunogenetics, nutritional immunology, medical mycology, molecular laboratory diagnostics, host/pathogen interactions, or infectious diseases. Doctoral degree and clinical laboratory experience required. Review of applications will begin January, 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete announcement at http://medtech.cls.msu.edu . Send letter of application to Kathy Doig, PhD, Medical Technology Program-MSU, 322 N. Kedzie Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1031.

Postdoctoral Position

A NIH-funded position is available in the Center for Emerging Pathogens at UMD-New Jersey Medical School. The required scope of work entails cellular immunology and molecular biology for the study of the interaction between M. tuberculosis and human host cells. Applicants with experience in these fields and a strong interest in scientific aspects of tuberculosis and international collaborations are invited to respond to this advertisement. The New Jersey Medical School and the Public Health Research Institute combine one of the largest groups of tuberculosis investigators in the world, providing a great environment for collaborative research and learning. Please contact with CV and list of three references S. Schwander MD, PhD, UMD-New Jersey Medical School, MSB Room I-507, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103; phone, 973-972-1171; schwansk@umdnj.edu .

Postdoctoral Position-Microbial Pathogenesis

Available immediately to study pathogenic mechanisms of the oral anaerobe Porphyromonas gingivalis. Project will focus on the expression and regulation of recently characterized virulence factors using oligonucleotide arrays and proteomics. In vitro pathogenicity models will include biofilm formation and intracellular invasion. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, or a related field. Experience in microbial genetics and tissue culture required. E-mail or send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to Richard J. Lamont, Ph.D., Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0424, rlamont@dental.ufl.edu .

Research Scientist Positions

GeneCure Biotechnologies is a privately owned, emerging biotech company located in Atlanta, Georgia. GeneCure is developing novel gene transfer technology to treat many infectious and genetic diseases (see www.genecure.com ). Research scientist positions are available immediately to study AIDS vaccine and human gene therapy. Candidates should have a Ph.D./M.S. degree with experience in molecular biology, cell biology, virology, and immunology. We offer competitive salary and stock plan. Please send your CV to Dr. Frank Tung via e-mail, frank tung@genecure.com .

Assistant/Associate Professor-Bacteriology

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is seeking applicants for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the Bacteriology Section of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in microbiology and be committed to research in pathogenic bacteriology with skills in genetics and/or physiology. The position requires teaching medical and dental students, and the teaching/mentoring of graduate microbiology students. Strongest consideration will be given to those with current research funding. Interested candidates should submit a CV, statement of present and future research goals, and names and addresses of three references by 1 March 2003, to Dr. Richard J. O'Callaghan, Chief of Bacteriology, Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology, LSUHSC, 1901 Perdido Street, Box P6-1, New Orleans LA 70112; Fax, (504) 568-2918. LSUHSC is an EEO/AA employer.

Environmental Microbiologists

The Environmental Engineering and Science Program at Northwestern University seeks two outstanding faculty members in the area of environmental microbiology. One tenure-track position is at the assistant professor rank and the second position is at any rank, depending on the candidate's qualifications. A successful candidate must have a record of achievement and be able to thrive in our highly interdisciplinary and collaborative setting, which educates graduate and undergraduate students in a wide range of environmental and quantitative skills. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States of America. Applications materials should be sent to Dr. Bruce E. Rittmann, Environmental Engineering and Science Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3109 U.S.A. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 3 February 2003, although the search will continue until the position is filled. Further information can be found at http://www.civil.northwestern.edu/ehe/ .

Faculty Position in Marine Microbial Ecology

The Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries (MBF) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, is seeking a tenure-track marine microbial ecologist. Candidates with a Ph.D. and research interests in microbial processes in food web structure and function, or the application of molecular techniques to the study of microbial populations and processes in the sea, or microbial processes in biogeochemical cycling in the water column or sediments, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in coastal or oceanic environments. Opportunities exist at the Rosenstiel School to participate in interdisciplinary research programs with investigators in MBF and other Divisionsas described at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/research.html . Graduate student instruction is expected, with additional opportunities for teaching undergraduate courses. Rank, salary, and benefits are negotiable. Candidates should send a CV, names and addresses of five references, and a statement of research and teaching interests to Dr. Gary Hitchcock, Chair, MBF Microbial Ecologist Search Committee, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami, FL 33149. The search will remain open until a successful candidate is selected. The University of Miami is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Position-Microbial Pathogenesis

Available immediately to study the molecular mechanism of type III secretion in Yersinia enterocolitica using microbial genetics, biochemistry, and electron microscopy. For a motivated candidate this position offers a unique opportunity to work in the rapidly developing area of bacterial pathogenesis in an exciting and stimulating environment. Divers projects are available but the focus is the structure/function and the cell contact-dependent regulation of type III secretion. Applicants with experience in biochemistry, genetics, and/or cell biology should send CV, contact information of three references, and a brief description of their interests to Dr. Egbert Hoiczyk, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205; ehoiczyk@jhsph.edu .

Division Chief/Infectious Disease

The University of Kentucky, Department of Internal Medicine seeks a strong academically oriented individual to lead a vigorous and growing Infectious Diseases Division. The Division currently has seven M.D. and two Ph.D. faculty. The Division has $1.3 million in annual funding for basic research (immune response to infections, pharmacodynamics of antibiotic resistance, and intracellular and molecular mechanisms of enteric infection), clinical studies (a Drug Study Unit), and patient care and education. Funding sources include NIH RO-1, VA Merit, VA-COOP, Ryan White Title III, AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), other HRSA, and industry. Additional resources include two endowed professorships and an endowed research fund. There are close ties between the ID Division and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, and the School of Pharmacy. The Division has a large clinical care enterprise including in- and outpatient services at the University and adjoining VA Medical Center. TB consultation with state and local health departments is done onsite and through an innovative telemedicine link. Patient care services are provided to the local federal prison. Training includes medical students and residents, fellows, and graduate trainees in pharmacy and allied health. Interested individuals should submit a letter expressing interest and curriculum vitae to Jay W. Mason, M.D., University of Kentucky, Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Kentucky Clinic, Room J527, 740 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40536-0284. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Faculty Positions-Microbial Systems

The Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions. We wish to identify candidates in two areas of scholarship. (1) Cellular microbiology focused on host-pathogen interactions or the cell biology of infection. Topics of interest include trafficking of intracellular pathogens, toxin modes of action, and novel models for pathogenesis. (2) The interdependent effects of microbes and their environment in natural and engineered systems. Areas include community structure and function, molecular responses to environmental signals, cell modeling, bioremediation, and metabolic engineering. Investigators who exploit modern approaches (e.g., bioinformatics or advanced imaging) are of special interest. We expect to fill academic-year appointments at the assistant professor level; however, appointment at higher rank will be considered for highly qualified individuals. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline (e.g., microbiology, cell biology, information sciences, or engineering); postdoctoral experience is preferred. We seek candidates with strong promise of successful extramural funding, research productivity, and effective teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. For more information see http://www.bio.purdue.edu ; informal inquiries can be directed to the Chair ( akonopka@purdue.edu ). Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and a summary of research and teaching interests to Dr. Allan Konopka, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbiology

The Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Position is for a full time, 12-month appointment in an expanding division of basic sciences. Candidates must possess doctoral degree and postdoctoral research experience in immunology and/or related molecular biology. Knowledge of medical microbiology desired, but not required. Research facilities, startup funds, competitive salary, and environment for professional development will be provided. Selected individual must have commitment to establishing a successful, externally funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in team teaching in a medical microbiology and immunology course to medical students, develop a graduate course in area of expertise, and to participate in training of graduate students. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Candidate should send a letter of application, statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three to five professional references to Human Resources, OSU-COM, 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107-1898. Oklahoma State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Ph.D. Student Assistantships

Oregon State and Portland State Universities are offering fifteen Ph.D. research assistantships to explore all aspects of the Earth's subsurface microbial biosphere. Stipend ($21,500 per year) and tuition are provided by the NSF IGERT program and the two universities. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams of engineers, oceanographers, microbiologists, microbial ecologists, geologists, soil scientists, and chemists to solve environmental problems, to understand global chemical cycles, and to determine the impact of subsurface microorganisms on surface ecosystems. More information can be found at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/igert , or Julie Cope, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, jcope@coas.oregonstate.edu . Students from all scientific backgrounds are encouraged to apply to departments represented by IGERT faculty at either institution. U.S. citizens or permanent residents can be supported by IGERT funds, however students of all nations can participate in the program. Review of applications starts 1 February 2003.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Microbial Ecology

Roger Williams University invites applications for a tenure-track position in microbial ecology at the assistant professor level. A Ph.D. in biological sciences is required and prior teaching experience is preferred. Candidates will be expected to organize and supervise undergraduate research. Teaching within the department may include: introductory biology, microbial ecology, genetics, microbiology, specialized courses in the candidate's area of expertise, and Core science classes for nonscience majors. Review of application begins 1 January 2003. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to Office of Human Resources, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-2921.


The Leonard Wood Memorial/American Leprosy Foundation, a nonprofit U.S.-based corporation with a laboratory/clinical facility in Cebu, Philippines is seeking a scientific director. The facility staffs 34 professional and nonprofessional employees. Responsibilities will include direction of the laboratory/clinical/epidemiological studies and animal research facilities. Current research includes clinical trials of drug treatment for leprosy, and animal studies (primates) of vaccines and immunomodulators for TB. Prior experience in immunology and animal research is highly desirable. Position requires three to four months residence in Cebu. Submit resume/curriculum vitae to Leonard Wood Memorial, 11600 Nebel Street, Suite 210, Rockville, MD 20852 USA; Fax, 301-770-0580; e-mail, lwm-alf@erols.com . Responses will be kept confidential.

Faculty Position

In concert with the Millennium Strategic Development Plan, the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine is searching for individuals with research interests related to biodefense. Individuals working with category A or B agents, especially Bacillus anthracis, Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, or Mycobacterium tuberculosis, secretion systems, or the structural biology of toxins and virulence factors are encouraged to apply. The appointment will be a tenure-track position, rank open. The department consists of 27 faculty members. In addition to research strength in pathogenic mechanisms, structural biology, and immunology, departmental strengths also include gene regulation and development, signal transduction, ion transport, and cancer biology. The department provides an exceptional environment for interacting with colleagues and the department and college maintain a number of core facilities unparalleled in most institutions. These include a brand new state-of-the-art BSL3 containment facility, state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers (400, 500, 600 (x2), 800 MHz), transgenic and knockout mouse cores, DNA synthesis and sequencing facilities, gene microarray analysis, proteomics, and bioinformatics. The department maintains an active graduate program with 50 Ph.D. students. Our program can be visited through our home page http://www.molgen.uc.edu . Curriculum vitaes, a brief description of research program, and the names of three qualified references to should be sent to Jerry B. Lingrel, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0524.

Postdoctoral Positions

NIH-funded postdoctoral positions for motivated individuals to study mycobacterial pathogenesis at Johns Hopkins. Applicants should have a Ph.D. with a background in molecular biology and microbiology. Please send your CV and names and addresses of three references to Dr. William Bishai, Center for TB Research, 424 N. Bond Street, Room 112, Baltimore, MD 21231-1001; tel., 410-955-3507; fax, 410-614-8173; e-mail, wbishail@jhmi.edu .

Postdoctoral Position-Microbial Pathogenesis

A position is available to study the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis during Salmonella typhimurium infection. The successful candidate will conduct research into the function of type III secreted effector proteins that mediate alterations to the host endosomal system. Training in molecular biology, cell biology, and microbiology is required. Experience in immunology and biochemistry would also be desirable. Send CV, a letter describing research experience, and the names of three references to Dr. John Brumell, Infection Immunity Injury and Repair Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G-1X8. E-mail, john.brumell@sickkids.ca .

Postdoctoral Positions

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. conducts research and development in a variety of therapeutic areas for the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Our La Jolla, Calif. site focuses on the application of state-of-the-art techniques in cellular and molecular biology, bioinformatics, immunology, computer science, and synthetic organic chemistry to discover novel approaches to unmet medical conditions. We currently have two postdoctoral fellow positions available in the Infectious Diseases Department. The Infectious Diseases team is seeking a talented individual to investigate the role of specific genes in microbial pathogenesis and the immune response. To qualify you must have a recent Ph.D. and expertise in the study of infectious diseases. To be considered for this position, please reference #16869-ASM. The Infectious Diseases team is seeking a talented individual interested in applying cutting-edge technology utilizing genomics and microarray approaches to study the interaction of bacterial pathogens and hosts. To qualify you must have a recent Ph.D. and expertise in microbiology, bacterial physiology or immunology. Experience in bacterial biofilms or infectious disease models is also desirable. To be considered for this position, please reference position 16857-ASM. To apply, please visit our website at www.jnjpharmarnd.com . Johnson & Johnson PRD is proud to be an EOE, M/F/D/V.

Faculty Position-Molecular Pathogenesis

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario invites applications for a term position at the assistant/associate professor level. The applicant will be expected to develop a strong research program in molecular pathogenesis. The candidate will join a department with a broad range of interests in bacteriology, virology, immunology, and medical microbiology. Candidates are requested to submit a CV and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Lewis Tomalty, Head, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada, K7L 3N6 by 1 March 2003. Queen's University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men, and lesbians. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Academic staff at Queen's are governed by a collective agreement between QUFA and the University that is posted at www.queensu.ca/qufa .

Postdoctoral Position

The Department of Microbiology, University of Hawaii invites application for a tenure-track, nine-months appointment at the assistant professor level. The expected start date is 1 August 2003. We seek a marine bacteriologist whom will annually teach a challenging upper division undergraduate course in marine microbiology and every third year teach an advance topics in marine biology course for a newly formed Marine Biology B.S. degree program. In alternate years, the successful candidate will also teach a graduate course in their area of specialization. The individual hired is expected to maintain an active research program emphasizing marine microbiology and is expected to secure extramural funds to sustain their research program. Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in microbiology or closely related field, postdoctoral experience with publications and a commitment to teaching. Salary will be commensurate with experience and rank. To apply, send curriculum vitae, statement of research goals, a brief description of teaching experience/philosophy, and names of at least three references to Search Committee, Department of Microbiology, University of Hawaii, 2538 The Mall, Snyder Hall 207, Honolulu, HI 96822. Review of application will begin in February 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after February 2003 may not receive full consideration. The University of Hawaii is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Faculty Position-Bioenvironmental Engineering

Clemson University. The Department of Environmental Engineering & Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in bioenvironmental engineering. A Fall 2003 appointment is anticipated, preferably at the associate or full professor level, but exceptional candidates at the assistant professor level are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will preferably have both an undergraduate and an earned Ph.D. in civil/environmental engineering or a closely related engineering discipline, such as chemical engineering. Expertise is sought in the application of molecular biological and biochemical techniques to environmental engineering. Examples include use of molecular techniques to study the ecology of community structures and community dynamics in engineered and natural systems; modeling of environmental processes at the molecular/biochemical level; and use of information from molecular studies to improve the design of engineered systems for treating water, wastewater, or hazardous wastes. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, incorporating whenever possible information on application of molecular techniques to engineered systems. Development of new courses will also be encouraged. The candidate will advise M.S. and Ph.D. students and develop a high-quality, sponsored research program in bioenvironmental engineering. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with colleagues in the School of the Environment, the Clemson University Genomics Institute, the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Please send a detailed resume, a statement of teaching and research interests, a graduate transcript, and names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone and fax numbers of at least three references to Bioenvironmental Engineering Search Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Engineering & Science, Clemson University, Box 340919, Clemson, SC 29634-0919. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until 30 March 2003, or until the position is filled. Clemson University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Microbial Genomics-Faculty Position

The Biochemistry and Microbiology Department at Cook College and NJAES of Rutgers University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in microbial genomics/proteomics. We are especially interested in applicants applying genomic approaches to comparative genome analysis, metabolic reconstruction, microbial physiology, data mining, or plant-microbe interactions. For more information see http://www.aesop.rutgers.edu/~dbm . Applicants should submit a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on 15 January. The appointment is subject to the availability of funds. Send applications to Dr. Max Haggblom, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University, 76 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525 or haggblom@aesop.rutgers.edu . Rutgers University is an AA/EEO Employer.

Faculty Search

The Division of Infectious Diseases and the newly developed Health Sciences Center for Microbial Interface Biology (CMIB) The Ohio State University, have openings for tenure-track positions at the level of assistant or associate professor. Candidates should have a M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a strong commitment to research in infectious diseases. Responsibilities will include the support and maintenance of an independent research program in infectious diseases/pathogenesis, as well as cooperative research with other principal investigators. Emphasis of the CMIB is placed on the pathogenesis of respiratory infectious diseases, intracellular parasitism, particularly Mycobacteria, and granulomatous inflammation. Research space is proximal to the Medical Center and Biomedical Research Buildings. A Biosafety Level III facility is available as well as several core facilities. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, description of research experience, a statement concerning the nature of the planned independent research program, and a list of three references. Information about the University can be obtained on the web at http://www.osu.edu . Send application materials to Larry Schlesinger, M.D., Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, 456 W. 10th Avenue, Room 4715, Columbus, OH 43210. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Staff Scientist

Diversa Corporation is a leader in the discovery and development of novel enzymes and other biologically active compounds from diverse environmental sources for use in the agricultural, chemical, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. We currently have an opening for the following position: Staff Scientist-Ph.D. in biochemistry, microbiology, or a related field. Develop high-throughput screening methods to isolate gene encoding enzymes of industrial interest. Responsible for biochemical characterization of novel enzymes. Design evolution strategies to modify the properties of proteins to optimize for specific bioprocesses. Req. #SG-1011. Diversa offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, stock options, and a dynamic work environment. To learn more about our exciting technology, visit our website at www.diversa.com . Send resumes to sgreen@diversa.com  or fax to 858-526-5622. Diversa Corporation, 4955 Directors Place, San Diego, CA 92121.

Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships

The National Research Council, the Naval Medical Research Center, and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research announce a program entitled the Ellison Medical Foundation-NRC Postdoctoral & Senior Fellowships. The National Research Council (NRC) will offer competitive awards for postdoctoral research to be conducted on the molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases in residence at the Army and Navy overseas laboratories. Laboratories are located in Lima, Peru; Cairo, Egypt; Jakarta, Indonesia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Bangkok, Thailand. The focus is to employ molecular technology to better understand the infection process and the factors that determine and control the outcome of infections. The ultimate aim is to generate critical knowledge needed to develop prevention and treatment strategies for infectious diseases. The stipend is $39,270 per annum for recent Ph.D. recipients, and is higher for additional experience. Benefits include support for research supplies, mission travel, relocation, health insurance, school tuition for children, housing costs and emergency leave. The duration of each award is one year with potential for extension. Applications must be submitted to the NRC by 1 February 2003. Prospective applicants should contact the individuals listed below for more specific information. Navy Labs: Dr. Curtis G. Hayes, NMRC Director, Infectious Diseases Directorate, U.S. Naval Medical Research Center, Bldg. 503, Room No. 3s04a, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910-7500; tel., 301-319-7455; fax, 301-319-7460; e-mail, hayesc@nmrc.navy.mil . Army Labs: Dr. Sara Rothman, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Bldg. 503, Room No. 1w30, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910-7500; tel., 301-319-9019; fax, 301-319-9961; e-mail, Sara.Rothman@NA.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL . Application materials are available on the NRC Web site at www.nationalacademies.org/rap . Questions about the application process should be directed to the National Research Council (tel., 202-334-2760; e-mail, rap@nas.edu ).

Microbiologist/Research Molecular Biologist.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, IL, is seeking a permanent full-time Microbiologist/Research Molecular Biologist, GS-12/13/14 (starting salary range $55,958-$102,228 per annum, plus a comprehensive benefits package) for the Fermentation Biotechnology (FBT) Research Unit. The FBT program is broad and interdisciplinary and focuses on microbial, biochemical, genetic, and engineering research that addresses national research needs for new environmentally acceptable agricultural practices and value-added products. The selected candidate will participate in the Biocatalysts for Biofuels research program, which focuses on the discovery of new microbial biocatalysts useful in the bioconversion of agriculturally derived materials to biofuels and bioproducts. Specifically, using organisms collected from diverse sources including extreme environments (e.g., extreme thermophiles, halophiles, acido/alkalophiles), the incumbent will isolate and characterize genes encoding characters of potential industrial importance. The incumbent will seek to improve strains and/or their gene products through application of the concepts of directed evolution and gene shuffling to produce novel strains and enzymes in relation to functional temperature and pH range, osmotic conditions, and other conditions industrial biocatalysts are likely to have to function under. The research will also strive to develop new gene expression systems that can be used to produce protein [enzymes] or other valuable products that can be produced from fermentation of agricultural-based materials and manipulate the production of these. Candidates for this position should have a strong research background in microbiology and molecular biology. Experience in heterologous expression of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genes is an added consideration. U.S. citizenship is required. For full text of the vacancy announcement, which includes application information, call Mike Horn at (309) 681-6478; or visit the ARS vacancy website at www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/vacancy/vac2.htm , announcement number ARS-X3W-3101. For information on the research program and/or position, contact Dr. Michael Cotta (309) 681-6500. Applications in response to this ad must be marked ARS-X3W-3101 and postmarked by 20 January 2003. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Microbial Biology

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, has an opening for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) position (nine-month appointment) starting 1 July 2003. Applications are invited from outstanding individuals whose research focuses on study of the biology of bacteria or archaea. A variety of research approaches, including molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, and phylogenetics are appropriate. Teaching responsibilities will include a microbial biology lecture or laboratory course. The successful candidate, who will hold a faculty position in the University of California as well as an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station, is expected to establish a strong and independent research program. Microbial biology is a growing program on the Berkeley campus; expertise in this department (and elsewhere on campus) offers unique collaborative potential in microbial physiology, genetics, genomics, pathology, ecology, and evolution. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and suitable postdoctoral or academic experience. A curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching experience and/or goals and three letters of reference should be sent by 1 February 2003 to Chair, Microbial Biology Search Committee, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3102. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.