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  • Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Björn Hamberger, at Michigan State University. (Careers.msu.edu, Posting #474256) posted Nov 3, 2017

    Assistant Professor Position in Plant Biochemistry, Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis (posting JPF01813) posted October 245, 2017.

  • Postdoctoral Associate Position in Plant Quantitative Genetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( http://employment.unl.edu, position F_170115), posted October 11, 2017.
  • Faculty Position in Biological Mass Spectrometry, Michigan State University, Posted Sept 21, 2017 http://careers.msu.edu/ (posting #466964).
  • Tenure track faculty position in the Dept. of Food Science & Human Nutrition at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, posted Sept 19, 2017 http://www.fshn.chhs.colostate.edu/
  • A postdoctoral position in plant molecular biology and biotechnology at UBC’s Okanagan campus (Kelowna, BC) to investigate molecular aspects of secondary metabolism in Cannabis sativa plants. Posted September 8, 2017. CV and contact information for three referees to: barb.lucente@ubc.ca
  • Analytical Technologies Center Lead, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (CBT) department at St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN. Posted July 28, 2017
  • Assistant Professor Renewable Materials/Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Posted January 6, 2017.
  • Trialect soliciting applications for HFSP Long Term Post Doctoral Fellowships for Life Sciences Research. Posted August 3, 2016.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Department of Crop Sciences, Assistant Professor of Breeding and Genomics of Horticultural Crops, posted June 29, 2016

Posted November 3, 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Björn Hamberger, at Michigan State University. Research will be conducted, in Plant Synthetic Biology, on behalf of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (www.glbrc.org).Desired start date for the position is December 1, 2017.

The research project will focus on engineering of terpene biosynthetic pathways in plants. The candidate should have a background in plant molecular biology and/or plant biochemistry. Strong interest in metabolic engineering, heterologous expression, or terpene biochemistry is preferred. The successful candidate will join a diverse and highly collaborative research team. Therefore, excellent communication skills are required.

Some duties of the position will include: Generation of constructs for transient heterologous expression and evaluation of simple terpene biosynthetic pathways; in collaboration with the GLBRC transformation facility, generation of stably transformed plant lines with engineered terpene metabolism; and analysis of transgenic lines by GC- and LC-MS.

Applicants should have received their PhD degree within the past three years. This position will be for one year and will be renewed, contingent upon funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field. Excellent communication; strong molecular biology or plant biochemistry skills.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter stating research interests, CV, and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Review of application will begin November 7, 2017, and continue until position is filled.

Please apply through Careers.msu.edu, Posting #474256 or at

http://careers.msu.edu/ci/en-us/job/498057/research-associatefixed-term

Posted October 24, 2017

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY

Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis

The Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Plant Biochemistry. This position is intended for early career scientists who have and will continue to leverage modern technological advances in biochemistry or closely aligned disciplines. The Department seeks a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary scientist who will capitalize on our collective pursuit of research questions at a variety of scales (from the molecular and cellular to the whole plant and ecosystem level).

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Plant Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline, and have an outstanding record of research achievement. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent program with emphasis on biochemistry-enabled interdisciplinary approaches. In addition, the Department of Plant Biology places a high priority on teaching and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Department and the College.

Candidates should provide names and addresses of three to five references and submit the following materials, online, at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01813 (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) summary of research accomplishments (up to 2 pages), (d) clearly focused description of future research plans (up to 3 pages), (e) copies of major publications, (f) a one page statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and/or interest, and g) a one page diversity statement (see for guidelines: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/diversity_statements_writin g.html).

Closing date: Open until filled; to assure full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2017.

Administrative contact: Lisa Blake (lmblake@ucdavis.edu).

The University of California, Davis, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department encourages women and minorities to apply. UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas (http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/). Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty, staff and students.

UC Davis supports Family -friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and dean’s offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited, for full program details please visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/partner-opp/index.html

For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact: Lisa Brodkey, Director Faculty Relations and Development, (530) 752-7643

UC Davis and UC Davis Health System are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis and/or UC Davis Health System -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots, industrial and residential space.

Posted October 11, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Plant Quantitative Genetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska is seeking to fill a post-doctoral research associate – statistical and computational methods position. This is a 12-month, non-tenure leading, 100% research position in the Department of Animal Science. The incumbent will develop and implement statistical and computational methods in quantitative genetics to study the genetic and physiological architecture of high nighttime temperature stress in crops (rice and wheat) Additional project information is available at: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1736192&HistoricalAwards=false

Responsibilities will be oriented toward quantitative genetic analysis of longitudinal high-throughput plant phenomic image data combined with high-dimensional genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic data. The projects include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) theoretical development and application of genome-wide association analysis using phenotypic, RNA-seq, and metabolomic data, 2) omics-based phenotypic prediction, and 3) software development in R, Julia, and C++.
 
Candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team and will be mentored by Dr. Gota Morota (Quantitative Genetics), Dr. Harkamal Walia (Plant Molecular Physiology), and Dr. Qi Zhang (Statistics) at UNL. In addition, candidates are expected to work closely with other collaborators at UNL, Arkansas State University, and Kansas State University.

A Ph.D. in quantitative genetics, statistical genetics, animal breeding, plant breeding or related field, with the degree completed before employment begins, is required. Candidates with a strong background in statistics and statistical computing are preferred.

To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, position F_170115. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. In addition, email the identical documents to <morota@unl.edu>. Review of applications to begin on 10/23/2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. Seehttp://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Gota Morota
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Science
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
www.morotalab.org

Posted Sept 21, 2017

Faculty position in Biological Mass Spectrometry Michigan State University

This position is part of Michigan State University’s Global Impact Initiative, which aims to recruit 100 top-level researchers to MSU over five years (see http://research.msu.edu/global-impact).


Michigan State University invites application for an academic year tenure stream faculty position, targeting the Assistant Professor level, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for individuals who use mass spectrometry to investigate important biological questions at the molecular level.  Competitive candidates will lead research that complements one or more university initiatives in biomedicine, plant sciences, and environmental sciences, as well as departmental focus areas: genes and regulation, plant bioscience, and protein structure and biophysics. Applications are particularly encouraged from researchers whose interests include, but are not limited to: application of Metabolomics/Lipidomics/Fluxomics/Exposomics in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, precision medicine, microbiomes, regulation of signaling in disease, and development of strategies that accelerate identification of novel biologically active metabolites including lipids.
Michigan State University offers a vibrant, collegial, and collaborative environment, with strengths in metabolic biochemistry research that span multiple disciplines, world-class core facilities, and a history of leadership in mass spectrometry.


A Ph.D. or equivalent degree and ≥2 years of postdoctoral research experience in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or closely related discipline and a strong record of peer-reviewed publication involving mass spectrometry are required.  We encourage applications from individuals with potential to be leaders in their field. Candidates will be expected to establish a research program that attracts extramural funding and generates innovative research results of high significance. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record of academic achievement, commitment to research and teaching, provide evidence of potential to provide visionary intellectual leadership, engage in collaborative research, and inspire students to learn.   Evidence of level-appropriate funding for applicants at the assistant professor level is desirable, and an active, extramurally funded research program is required for applicants at more senior levels. Salary, laboratory space, and start-up funds will be competitive and consistent with academic rank and experience.


To apply, applicants should provide curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, copies of 2-3 most significant publications, one-page statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and a list of three references in a single PDF document to the MSU Human Resources site at http://careers.msu.edu/ (posting #466964). Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee chair, Professor Dan Jones (jonesar4@msu.edu). Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. 


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

Posted Sept. 21, 2017

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY

Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis

The Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Plant Biochemistry. This position is intended for early career scientists who have and will continue to leverage modern technological advances in biochemistry or closely aligned disciplines. The Department seeks a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary scientist who will capitalize on our collective pursuit of research questions at a variety of scales (from the molecular and cellular to the whole plant and ecosystem level).
 
Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Plant Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline, and have an outstanding record of research achievement. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent program with emphasis on biochemistry-enabled interdisciplinary approaches. In addition, the Department of Plant Biology places a high priority on teaching and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Department and the College.

Candidates should provide names and addresses of three to five references and submit the following materials, online, at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01813 (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) summary of research accomplishments (up to 2 pages), (d) clearly focused description of future research plans (up to 3 pages), (e) copies of major publications, (f) a one page statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and/or interest, and g) a one page diversity statement (see for guidelines: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/diversity_statements_writing.html).

Closing date: Open until filled; to assure full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2017. 

Administrative contact: Lisa Blake (lmblake@ucdavis.edu).

The University of California, Davis, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department encourages women and minorities to apply. UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas (http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/). Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty, staff and students.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and dean’s offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited, for full program details please visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/partner-opp/index.html

Posted Sept. 19, 2017

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. The 9-month appointment will begin on August 15, 2018. PhD-level applicants are sought who have expertise in food safety, food microbiology, food science, fermentation science, and/or links among the microbiome, food and health. Independent and shared laboratory space and equipment are available to support this position.
Applicants are encouraged to view the complete position announcement on the department’s website http://www.fshn.chhs.colostate.edu/. Applications must be submitted in PDF format by November 1, 2017 for full consideration; incomplete applications will not be considered. The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Inquiries can be made to: Tiffany Weir, Associate Professor, 970- 491-4631, tiffany.weir@colostate.edu . Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Posted Sept. 8, 2017

A postdoctoral position in plant molecular biology and biotechnology is immediately available at UBC’s Okanagan campus (Kelowna, BC) to investigate molecular aspects of secondary metabolism (in particular the Cannabinoids) in industrial and medicinal strains of Cannabis sativa plants using modern technologies including the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Knowledge and hands-on experience with plant regeneration and transformation, GC-MS, HPLC, CRISPR/Cas9 system, protein and metabolite analysis, and grant writing is highly desirable.

Applicants must hold a recent (within the past five years) Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and have a strong interest in plant secondary metabolism. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are essential for this position. Preference will be given to candidates with previous postdoc experience, and a strong peer-reviewed publication record. Salary will be approximately CDN $45,000 / annum, including health insurance. Funding for this project is renewable for two years.

To apply please forward (email is preferred) CV and contact information for three referees to:  

Barb Lucente 
Senior Departmental Administrative Assistant
Department of Biology | Science 155
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan campus
1177 Research Road | Kelowna BC | V1V 1V7 Canada
Phone 250 807 8935 | Fax 250 807 8830
barb.lucente@ubc.ca
http://biol.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html

Attention:
Dr. Soheil Mahmoud
Dr. Michael Deyholos

Posted July 28, 2017

Analytical Technologies Center Lead

https://research-stjude.icims.com/jobs/2559/principal-lab-analytical-chem/job?mode=view

another Job opening for proteomics:

https://research-stjude.icims.com/jobs/2621/sr.-proteomics-scientist-i/job

Chemical Biology & Therapeutics 
MS 1000, Donald Pinkel Tower, Room E9056
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN  38105-2794 

Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (CBT) department at St. Jude has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Analytical Technologies Center Lead. You will be responsible of providing scientific vision, leadership and management of the daily operations of the Analytical Technologies Center (ATC). To support scientific advancement across research labs at St Jude, ATC employs a full assemblage of state-of-the-art instrumentation including FTMS, Q-Tof-MS, triple quad mass specs, several single quads, EI MS, in addition to a NanoFlow UPLC, a variety of HPLC’s and UPLC systems, and an array of detectors. Specifically, this position includes the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Technical: Broad and in-depth understanding of modern analytical technologies. Provide technical expertise, hands-on training and troubleshooting, develop and validate novel processes and methodologies. Propose, install, qualify, and calibrate new equipment.
  • Strategic: Proactively seek and identify opportunities for improvement, provide long term vision and introduce new thinking to further research at St. Jude.
  • Communication: Effective interaction with CBT centers, principal investigators, project teams, research specialist and peers across St. Jude. Review, interpret and evaluate scientific data; and present ATC results to a scientific audience.
  • Administration: report to the Chemistry Centers director, coordinate and prioritize project work within ATC to ensure effective and timely impact on St. Jude research efforts. Propose and effectively maintain the ATC budget.
  • Supervision: Recruit and develop ATC talent. Cary out performance reviews, identify career development and training opportunities for direct reports. Provide leadership, guidance, training, and mentorship for scientists in the laboratory regarding technical knowledge, work ethic, and attitude. Take day to day responsibility for laboratory safety and ensure that all personnel act in accordance with company's Safety directives.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • A PhD in an appropriate scientific field; or a M.S./B.S. degree in an appropriate scientific field with minimum five years of relevant and productive post-degree work experience.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on expertise in a broad range of analytical and purification technologies.
  • Extensive experience with test method development and validation. Strong in troubleshooting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective at influencing and building strong working relationships across all levels
  • Advanced organization/multitasking skills and strong work ethic in accomplishing objectives.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in direct line management, and proven ability to coach technical professionals to achieve maximum performance
  • Experience with drug quantification methods for in vitro/vivo pharmacokinetic assays, and drug formulation development.
  • Experience with developing and running MS-based biochemical and cell assays designed to identify small molecule inhibitors.
  • Experience with MS-based imaging and/or proteomics.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier research and treatment centers for life-threatening pediatric diseases. It is globally recognized for its pioneering work in pediatric oncology, infectious diseases; hematology; immunology; genomics, as well as cell, molecular, structural and chemical biology and drug discovery. It is engaged in ongoing expansion of its facilities for patient care and scientific research. Earlier this year St. Jude was named among FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies To Work For® list for the seventh consecutive year, ranking 36th; and more recently the Best Hospital for Pediatric Cancer, by US News.

Zoran Rankovic  PhD
Dir-CBT Chemistry Centers St Jude Children's Res. Hosp.
Department: Chemical Biology & Therapeutic
Room: E9060 (Donald P. Pinkel MD Research Tower)

Email: zoran.rankovic@stjude.org

Page last updated: November 3, 2017.

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