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Microbiome Researcher position at the University of Connecticut

  • 17 Sep 2014 4:25 PM
    Message # 3101751


    The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (mcb.uconn.edu) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (clas.uconn.edu) and the recently established Institute for Systems Genomics (http://www.isg.uconn.edu/) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2015.  We are particularly interested in candidates working on microbiomes, host associated microbial communities, or microbiome ecology and evolution. The Department has strengths in microbial ecology, evolutionary biology, and symbiosis research, as well as other research clusters in cell biology, genetics, genomics, structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics. Information on microbiological research at the University of Connecticut can be found at http://cmsee.uconn.edu/. Successful candidates will be expected to actively engage in collaborative research projects and to teach in the departmental and new institute-based graduate programs. 

    About the Institute for Systems Genomics

    The University of Connecticut recently established the Institute for Systems Genomics (http://isg.uconn.edu/) to coalesce the interdisciplinary research strengths of 10 schools and colleges at the university (http://www.uconn.edu/) and the Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org/).  The Institute leverages the significant investment from the state, including the $865M Bioscience CT initiative, $172M Tech Park program, the $200M Bioscience Innovation Fund, and $1.7B Next Generation CT. 

    Appointment Terms

    This is a 9-month tenure-track position with an expected start date of August 23, 2015.  The successful candidate will have a primary academic appointment in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a joint appointment in the Institute for Systems Genomics.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. 

    Primary Duties 

    The successful candidates will:

    • Develop, sustain, and grow an externally funded research program of excellence
    • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses that meet the curricular needs of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Institute for Systems Genomics
    • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. 
    • Provide service and leadership to all units of the University of Connecticut, to external academic and scientific communities, and to the general public. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    1.     Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in an appropriate field by the time of the appointment.  Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

    2.     Postdoctoral experience

    3.     A background that provides preparation for teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses

    4.     Excellent oral and written communication skills

    5.     Demonstrated success in original research, and publication of that work in archival journals. 

    Preferred Qualifications

    1.     Possess the ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience through research, teaching and/or public genomic literacy engagement

    2.     Relevant teaching experience

    3.     Expertise that complements current research strengths in the MCB Department and the ISG

    4.     Experience with oral presentations at national or international scientific meetings

    5.     Record of developing research grant applications to federal funding agencies. 

    To Apply

    Please apply online using Husky Hire <http://www.jobs.uconn.edu> to submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, list of references, research plan, teaching statement, and other applicable materials.  The required submission format is a single PDF file in the order listed.  In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to microbiome@uconn.edu as a PDF document on letterhead with signature.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2014. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2015104) 

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on December 1, 2014.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


    Link to advertisement on Husky hire:  https://hcmprodweb.psoft.uconn.edu/psp/HRPRCGF/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=2015104&SiteId=2&PostingSeq=1

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