Biomedical Research Education Programs

MSC08-4560
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
UNM Health Sciences Center (North Campus) Reginald Heber Fitz Hall (Building 211)
Room B61

Phone: (505) 272-1887
Fax: 505-272-8738

Postdoc and Faculty Announcements

Postdoctoral Opportunities

Fogarty International Center and National Institutes of Health

Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Program

Description:

There is an excellent opportunity that was just finalized with the Fogarty International Center and collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health: Consortium of Harvard, Boston University, Northwestern, and University of New Mexico: Fellowships in Innovative Global Health Research.

The Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers opportunities in global health research training for pre- and post-doctoral candidates from the U.S. and lower-middle-income countries.

The purpose of the program is to generate a new cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health. The program will provide fellows with a one year mentored research fellowship in innovative global health research to promote health equity for populations around the world. Thirteen training sites across nine countries in Africa and Asia are available in 2017-18 through the Harvard-BU-Northwestern-UNM Consortium.


Qualifications:

Although the award was just finalized, applications for the first round of trainees is due on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

Contact:

More information and application material can be found on the website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/global-health-research-partnership/

Deadline: 02/28/2017
Posted: 02/16/2017

National Science Foundation

Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

Description:

The Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship program aims to encourage creative and highly-trained recipients of doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematical disciplines to engage in hands-on research projects in their areas of expertise at the kind of small innovative businesses that historically have fueled the nation’s economic regime.  

This fellowship program offers active Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) participating companies the opportunity to attract top scientific and technological talent at a fraction of the usual cost.  At the same time, the program recruits postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to work for at least a year outside an academic setting, contributing to cutting-edge research aimed at promoting scientific excellence and strengthening our nation’s technological prowess. 

Each research fellow will receive a stipend of $75,000 plus health insurance benefits.  The host company is responsible for a yearly $2,500 administrative fee payable to ASEE.  With generous support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the program will support 50 positions for a two year appointment. The program is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Qualifications:

Open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. More details in the Apply link below.

Contact:

Application instructions are here: https://nsfsbir.asee.org

Open until filled
Posted: 09/14/2016

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (WA) - Infectious Disease

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Description:

We are seeking outstanding scientists interested in conducting cutting-­‐edge research into fundamental biological questions.

At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-­‐renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-­‐threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

OPEN POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION IN VIRAL INFECTION MODELING

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Infectious Disease Sciences (IDS) Program in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD). The successful applicant will work with Dr. Joshua T. Schiffer to develop mathematical models that focus on optimizing treatment of viral infections, and in particular curative strategies for HIV including but not limited to therapeutic vaccination, latency reversal agents, neutralizing antibody delivery, CAR T cells and anti-­‐proliferative agents. He/She will also collaborate with laboratory-­‐based virologists, immunologists, oncologists, and clinical investigators from VIDD, to generate datasets appropriate for model testing and validation. The successful applicant will interact with Fred Hutch based faculty outside of VIDD, plus members of the University of Washington faculty in the Division of Virology and Division of Infectious Diseases, and Department of Biostatistics.

Qualifications:

Suitable applicants should have a PhD degree in statistics/biostatistics, computer science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, physics, computational biology, evolutionary biology or other fields with strong quantitative training. Strong programming skills in C/C++, Matlab and/or R are required. Previous experience with differential equation based or agent based models are a plus.

Contact:

Ffor more information, and to apply, please visit fredhutch.org/job/8370

Open until filled
Posted: 11/28/2016

University of Alabama - Birmingham

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Description:

Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Post-­doctoral positions are available immediately to investigate molecular mechanisms of membrane traffic. We are using genetic, molecular, imaging and cell biological approaches to define signaling cascades that spatially and temporally restrict vesicle formation. Our research explores functions of various proteins including members of Ras-­related families of Rab and ARF GTPases, their effectors and their regulators. For previous research examine our publications at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=sztul+e

Qualifications:

The ideal applicants should have good command of English and experience in molecular biology and cell biology is essential. The successful candidates will be offered competitive salary and health coverage.

Contact:

Please email a cover letter describing your past research experience, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of 2 references to:
Professor Elizabeth Sztul
CDIB
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35924

Email: esztul@uab.edu
Website: http://apps.medicine.uab.edu/facultyDirectory/FacultyData.asp?FID=7713 

Open until filled
Posted: 02/16/2017

University of South Alabama - Mitchell Cancer Institute

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Gynecologic Oncology Research laboratory at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (USA-MCI) in Mobile, AL, USA.

Projects in the laboratory focus on molecular mechanisms of two novel oncogenic proteins, PDE10A and B7-H3, and their immunomodulatory role in ovarian cancer, as well as drug discovery and development for chemoprevention and therapeutics. A highly motivated individual with strong background in cell biology, and preferentially experience in immunology, is sought to join an active group along with two gynecologic oncologists and various Ph.D. principal investigators engaged in basic, translational and clinical research. The Mitchell Cancer Institute is a highly interactive and collaborative research environment where interdisciplinary research approaches are utilized to help improve our understanding of cancer, its treatment, and its prevention. To learn more about research at MCI please visit: http://www.usahealthsystem.com/mci-research.

The MCI is ideally located in Mobile, Alabama, a progressive, mid-sized port city of rich cultural history, in the beautiful upper Gulf coastal region. Moderate climate, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, low cost-of-living and a “college-town” atmosphere all contribute to a high “quality of life” opportunity. To learn more about Mobile please visit http://mobilechamber.com.

Qualifications:

  • Recent PhD degree in biology, biochemistry, cancer biology, immunology, or microbiology.
  • The project requires extensive experience in tissue culture and standard cell and molecular biology techniques (cloning, qPCR, siRNA/shRNA, CRISPR, western-blotting, immunofluorescence, ELISA, flow-cytometry).
  • Experience with xenograft animal models of cancer will be preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Contact:

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, a list of three contact references and summary of research interests to Dr. Luciana Madeira da Silva: lmsilva.mci@gmail.com.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Posted: 09/14/2016

The Ohio State University - Center for Retrovirus Research

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Description:

The Center for Retrovirus Research at The Ohio State University occupies a place of national and international leadership in the field of retrovirology. Our mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary investigations of problems relating to prevention and treatment of retrovirus diseases of humans and animals.

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position investigating the molecular pathogenesis of T-cell transformation and induction of leukemia/lymphoma by the Human T-cell Leukemia Virus (HTLV). This position will be available for the fall/winter of 2016 in the NIH-funded Green Laboratory of the Center for Retrovirus Research. Current studies focus on the viral and cellular regulators of HTLV gene expression/replication, cellular transformation, and viral survival or persistence in the infected host. We employ a multidisciplinary approach combining cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and animal models to address our research goals.

Qualifications:

PhD required. Applicants should have experience with mammalian cell culture, cell biology and molecular biology techniques. Experience with small animal models is a plus, but not required. The ideal applicant will have experience working with viruses and be a highly motivated, well-organized individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Contact:

Please email a letter detailing your interests and career goals accompanied by your CV and names of three references to:
Patrick L. Green, PhD Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Professor
Robert H. Rainier Chain in Industrial Veterinary Medicine and Research
Director of the Center for Retrovirus Research
Email: green.466@osu.edu

Open until filled
Posted: 09/14/2016

The Ohio State University - Doseff Lab

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Description:

A postdoctoral position is available at The Ohio State University, USA to study the molecular mechanisms of cell death and immune-regulation in cancer and inflammatory diseases. The successful candidate should have a PhD in an area related to biochemistry, signal transduction or immunology.  

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, the capital of Ohio, the 15st largest city in the country counting with numerous attractions. Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, cover letter outlining research interests and any reprints. Include names and e-mail contact information of 3 references. 

For information regarding our research projects visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=doseff

Qualifications:

The position requires training in molecular biology, cloning, silencing and cell culture. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in mouse and/or alternative splicing. Highly motivated individuals able to plan and design projects independently are particularly encouraged to apply.  The salary will be based on prior experience following NIH guidelines.

Contact:

Andrea Doseff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
The Ohio State University
473 W12th Avenue, Columbus OH, 43220
Phone: 614-292-9507
E-mail: doseff.1@osu.edu
http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/dosefflab/index.htm

Open until filled
Posted: 09/14/2016

Faculty Position Postings

University of New Mexico

Positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted. If a position is not listed here, it has been closed to additional applications.

https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?search=Faculty

University of Tennessee - Microbial Systems Biology

Assistant Professor: Microbial Systems Biology

Description:

The Department of Microbiology and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Microbial Systems Biology, with a primary appointment in Microbiology. We seek applicants whose research will center on modeling the metabolism, regulation, evolution, and other emergent properties of microbial systems on the intracellular, community, or ecosystem level. Such research should integrate multiple types of experimental data, possibly including biomolecular “omics” data, into a mathematical framework for microbial systems. It is anticipated that candidates will have experience and interests in the synthesis of experimental and observational data through quantitative modeling and theory: a competitive start-up for creating a mathematics or theory based research group to collaborate with empiricists will be available. The successful candidate will address questions that complement existing strengths in the Microbiology department (http://micro.utk.edu/), and the cross-disciplinary approaches supported by NIMBioS (http://www.nimbios.org). There also exist opportunities to interact with groups and facilities in the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Qualifications:

A PhD in a computational, statistical or mathematical sciences or a biological field as well as relevant postdoctoral research experience are required. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative, externally-funded research program and contribute to the departmental teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will start as early as August 1, 2017, and the salary will be competitive.

Contact:

Applications should include a brief cover letter, CV with list of publications, a 2-3 page outline of research interests, and a separate 1-2 page description of teaching interests. Please provide the contact information for three individuals who are familiar with the applicant and would be willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please email the application as a single pdf file to MicroNIMBioS@nimbios.org. Letters should be addressed to Dr. Steven Wilhelm, Professor of Microbiology, and informal inquiries may be sent to him at wilhelm@utk.edu.

The Department of Microbiology values the quality of life of all its members, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and to supporting the intercultural goals of the University.

Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Open until filled
Posted: 11/28/2016

University of Tennessee - Theoretical Biophysics

Assistant Professor: Theoretical Biophysics

Description:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee (UT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Theoretical Biophysics.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or another field closely related to Physics. The candidate is expected to have a strong research record in Theoretical Biophysics and is expected to develop a first-class, externally funded research program, to provide training for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and to contribute to the teaching mission of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The preferred expertise of the candidate should be in the broad area of Soft Matter Physics applied to living systems, including but not limited to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, cellular biomechanics, multi-scale molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, and polymer physics. A strong interest in interacting with ongoing programs at UT, such as computational physics and theoretical condensed matter physics research, is highly desirable. The appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2017.

Contact:

The University welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, a proposed research program, and also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted separately. All application materials should be submitted via email to https://apply.interfolio.com/36843. Only electronic applications will be considered and acceptable file formats are .pdf or .docx.

To guarantee consideration please submit all materials by December 1, 2016.

Open until filled
Posted: 11/28/2016

Bates College (ME)

Positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted. If a position is not listed here, it has been closed to additional applications.

http://www.bates.edu/employment/faculty-positions/

University of Georgia - Center for Molecular Medicine

Assistant Professor: Center for Molecular Medicine

Description:

The University of Georgia announces openings for two tenure track faculty positions in its new Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM). Development of the CMM complements UGA’s recent thrust into human health that is marked by the opening of a health sciences campus that includes a medical school operated in partnership with Augusta University and a rapidly expanding College of Public Health. The CMM will be located adjacent to the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) in a purpose-built research facility due for completion in the Summer of 2017 (http://cmm.uga.edu). The CMM is dedicated to better understanding the molecular and cellular basis of human disease and translating this into new diagnostics and therapeutics. To advance this mission, we are currently seeking applications from talented investigators at the Assistant Professor level.

Candidates with interests in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • molecular, cellular and developmental models for human disease
  • regenerative medicine, tissue repair and tissue engineering
  • cancer and stem cell biology
  • biomedical glycobiology

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent), at least two years relevant postdoctoral research experience, an outstanding publication record and a well-developed research plan.  The successful candidates will be expected to establish a vibrant, extramurally funded research program. An attractive start-up package with highly competitive conditions of employment will be offered. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea institution located ninety miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com), and offers an outstanding quality of life in the Athens region (www.georgia.gov).

Contact:

Please apply at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1150. Complete applications received by December 30, 2016 are assured full consideration.

Open until filled
Posted: 09/15/2016