Career & Professional Development Opportunities - week of June 25

Academic Jobs

Lecturer: University of Florida
This is a 12-month, time-limited, renewable, non-tenure-track position.   The lecturer will serve as both an instructor for the UF Online Biology Major, including development of two courses in the first year and delivery of two courses per semester in all three years; and as a coordinator between UF Online, the Department of Biology, and the trans-college Biology Majors Executive Committee to ensure the excellence of the UF Online Biology major.  More information can be found here

Assistant Professor in Microbiology - California State University, Fresno (post doc experience preferred)
The successful candidate will be broadly trained with expertise in microbiology. All candidates whose research program addresses fundamental questions in microorganisms (archaea, bacteria, fungi or protists) will be considered. Specific teaching assignments will depend on the candidate's expertise and departmental needs, which may include general microbiology, microbial ecology, microbial genetics/genomics, microbial physiology and/or graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research program that involves both undergraduate and Master's students and pursue external funding. - More information here.

Assistant Professor in Microbiology - The College of New Jersey
We seek a broadly trained biologist who has the potential to establish a highly visible research program involving undergraduate students and who will be passionate about teaching at every level of the curriculum in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution - More information here.

Instructor: Fixed Term at Michigan State University
The Biological Sciences (BioSci) Program is seeking a fixed term instructor to teach in introductory cell and molecular biology lecture and lab courses. The successful candidate will join a diverse group of educators and discipline-based education researchers dedicated to providing high-quality undergraduate biology education. - See more at:

Jobs Outside of Academia

Research Scientist, Plant Ecology - Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Phipps is seeking applications for a Research Scientist in Plant Ecology to join the growing Research Institute at Phipps, which is focused on interdisciplinary research in the fields of ecology, human health and wellness, environmental education, science communication and outreach, and social justice. The plant ecologist will be responsible for developing and conducting innovative plant-based research related to Phipps Research Institute’s priority areas, including biodiversity, conservation, restoration ecology, sustainability, and ethnobotany. The plant ecologist will study the interactions of plant populations with each other, as well as the impacts of environmental factors and how changes in plant species impact the economic health of the surrounding region. This position includes working collaboratively with several departments, including Research, Horticulture, and Studio Phipps, as well as developing collaborations with local universities and organizations. - More information here.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Population Biology-Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, computational biology, systems biology, human ecology, public health, health policy or closely-related disciplines. Focal areas of expertise might include using multi-disciplinary approaches to address human population-oriented questions. The successful candidate must have a passion for interdisciplinary research with a demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, as well as working with children and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner. The candidate must be proficient with computer software and data management (use of R, Python, Matlab, STATA, etc., preferred), a publication and presentation record that is commensurate with the candidate's experience, and success obtaining extramural grants and research contracts. Teaching experience in formal and informal education is preferred. - See more at:

Post Docs/Research Associate Positions

Research Scientist, Bioinformatics:  George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health
The Liu Lab is seeking understand the role of the microbiome in modifying host susceptibility to important human pathogens ranging from HIV to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) through large longitudinal observational studies.  We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled, and collaborative computational biologist to contribute to multiple NIH-funded microbiome research projects. More information here.