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

Funding Opportunities

Supplemental and other potential sources of funding for graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

NIH Loan Repayment Program

NIH Loan Repayment Program

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers. The LRPs counteract that financial pressure by repaying up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Since tomorrow's medical breakthroughs will be made by investigators starting in their research careers today, the LRPs represent an important investment by NIH in the future of health discovery and the wellbeing of the Nation.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle Opened on Saturday, September 1st

Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? Do you know someone that should?

Awardees can receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract. Help us share this valuable information with your colleagues!

The LRP application cycle closes on November 15th. Go to www.lrp.nih.gov to learn more about eligibility requirements, application dates, and many benefits of the program!

Get Ready for the New Application Cycle!

  • Obtain your NIH Commons ID and make sure your password is up to date
  • Check out our revised LRP Application Guide to learn about application components
  • Reach out to an NIH LRP Program Officer to discuss your research
  • Contact your Institutional Business Official (IBO) at your institution
  • Contact an LRP Ambassador
  • Same deadline for application and colleague/institutional documentation - November 15, 2018

Questions?

Call : (866) 849-4047 Email : lrp@nih.gov Website : lrp.nih.gov

Posted: 20181016

NSF INTERN Supplemental Funding

Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunities

Fostering the growth of a globally competitive and diverse research workforce and advancing the scientific and innovation skills of the Nation is a strategic objective of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The… more » Nation's global competitiveness depends critically on the readiness of the Nation's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce and NSF seeks to continue to invest in programs that directly advance this workforce. As part of this effort, a supplemental funding opportunity is available in fiscal years FY 2019 and FY 2020 to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy. NSF currently invests in a number of graduate student preparedness activities and has historically encouraged principal investigators (PIs) to include such activities in research proposals to NSF. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) describes new funding opportunities at NSF to ensure graduate students are well prepared for the 21st-century STEM workforce.

NSF will consider supplemental funding requests that enable PIs to request up to six months of additional support for graduate students with the following goals:

  • To provide graduate students with the opportunity to augment their research assistantships with non-academic research internship activities and training opportunities that will complement their academic research training;
  • To allow graduate students to pursue new activities aimed at acquiring professional development experience that will enhance their preparation for multiple career pathways after graduation; and
  • To encourage the participation of graduate students from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, veterans, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The PI of an active NSF award may request supplemental funding for one or more graduate students to gain knowledge, skills and experiences that will augment their preparation for a successful long-term career through an internship in a non-academic setting, including the following:

  • For-profit industry laboratories or industry research and development groups;
  • Start-up businesses, such as (but not limited to) those funded through the NSF's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program;
  • Government agencies (all levels) and National Laboratories;
  • Policy think-tanks; and
  • Non-profit organizations

Eligibility

To be eligible, graduate students must have completed at least one academic year in their graduate programs (master's or doctoral) and be making satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degrees.

This opportunity is open to PIs who are supporting graduate students through any active NSF award, except in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA). Please see below for the participating divisions or programs within these organizations and any special conditions for the supplemental funding requests.

Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Participating Divisions or Programs: Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC)
Special Conditions: Only doctoral candidates may apply. Internships will involve multi-disciplinary activities that pursue development of innovative cyberinfrastructure approaches specific to advancing science and engineering research.

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Participating Divisions or Programs: All Divisions
Special Conditions: Only doctoral candidates may apply through the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST).

Office of Integrative Activities (OIA)
Participating Divisions or Programs: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
PIs of EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) awards are not eligible to apply.
Special Conditions: Supplement requests are encouraged from any NSF-funded PIs located in EPSCoR-eligible jurisdictions. Requests should be submitted to the original funding directorate for potential support through the EPSCoR program.

Posted: 20181016

Graduate Student Opportunities

Rotations and Labs

Faculty members are seeking graduate students for rotation and lab positions.

Please contact any of the below for more information:

  • Curt Hines (Assistant professor, BMB): Microenvironment of Breast Tissue and Tumors
  • Meilian Liu (Assistant professor, BMB): Adipose Biology and Immunometabolism
  • Michael Mandell (Assistant professor, MGM): Autophagy, HIV, Inflammation
  • Mark McCormick (Assistant professor, BMB): Biology of Aging
  • Jay Naik (Assistant professor, CBP): Cardiovascular Disease/Vascular Biology
  • Tou Yia Vue (Assistant professor, Neuro): Glial and Glioma Development
  • Xuexian Yan (Associate professor, MGM): Immunity and Inflammatory Diseases, T Cell Biology, Autophagy
  • Xue Xiang (Assistant professor, BMB): Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colorectal Cancer

Teaching Assistantships - Biology Department

The Biology department is accepting applications for teaching assistantships (TA) from students enrolled in a UNM Graduate Program outside the Biology program.  A basic knowledge in biology is preferred.  Compensation is based on the course assignment and the degree level.  Students must be in good standing with the Graduate Studies (GS) and their department. Graduate Studies regulations state that a student may not be employed for more than 30 hours per week at UNM.  Additionally, students are not eligible for a TA if they have a staff or a research position.

For the Fall and Spring Semesters positions may include teaching up to three (3) sections (number of hours will vary based on number of sections) up to 20 hours a week for 18 weeks depending on departmental need and student availability.  Biology TAs must be able to begin the week before the semester starts, 8/13/18, (based on their contract start date), and continue through Finals week, 12/14/18.  Students must enroll in at least 6 credits hours to be eligible for an assistantship.

Typical teaching assignments may include the following Lab courses:

  •   124L: Biology Lab for Health Related Science and Non-Majors
  •   201L, 202L, 303L, 304L: Biology Majors Lab Core
  •   247L & 248L: Human Anatomy and Physiology Labs I & II

TA duties may include but is not limited to: teaching assigned lab sections, attending lecture, assisting the lecture professors as needed, attending a weekly lab prep meeting, creating and grading quizzes, exams and homework assignments for both lab and lecture, and holding weekly office hours. Contracted TAs will be compensated with a stipend and may include UNM student health insurance based on the assignment percentage.

Please provide the following materials to Cheryl Martin, Graduate Program Coordinator via email at cherylm@unm.edu.

  1. Biology Teaching Assistantship Application
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Current UNM Graduate Transcripts (from LoboWeb)
  4. Optional: Undergrad and non-UNM Graduate Transcripts are helpful in determining experience (unofficial are acceptable)

For questions, concerns or comments, please contact Cheryl Martin at 277-1712 or via email at cherylm@unm.edu.

Posted: 20181016

Porter Physiology Development Fellowship

The Porter Physiology Development Fellowship encourages diversity among students pursuing full-time studies toward a PhD in the physiological sciences and encourages their participation in the American Physiological Society (APS). The program provides full-time graduate fellowships and is open to underrepresented ethnic and racial minority applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories.

The APS Porter Fellowship provides:

  • An annual stipend ($28,300 disbursed to the fellow's institution from September to August) 
  • Online professional development activities on networking skills and career development.
  • Opportunities for travel awards to attend Experimental Biology (EB), outreach and other professional service.

What do past Porter Fellows say about the program?

  • As a Porter Fellow, I continued to nurture my scientific potential by strengthening my research experience, networking community and career development goals.
  • My experience has been inspiring and nothing short of amazing. Don't hesitate. Apply for this marvelous opportunity. You won't regret it!

Applicants must be student members of APS, working with an APS member and obtaining their PhD at a U.S. institution. Visit the Porter Physiology Development Application information page and be sure to review the new application guidelines.

Application deadline:
January 15, 2019. Apply online at the-aps.org/awardapps.

Questions? Contact education@the-aps.org.

Posted 20181217

DHS Summer Research Team

Now accepting applications for: 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2019 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.

Faculty: receive a $1,200 weekly stipend and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

Graduate students: receive a $700 weekly stipend.

Undergraduate students: receive a $600 weekly stipend.

All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.

10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website. 

Eligibility

U.S. citizenship required

Previous program participants may apply.

Application deadline: December 21, 2018 11:59 pm EST.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-SRTMSI-2019-Faculty

Detailed information about the program can be found at:

http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

Posted 20181102

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizenship
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 

Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2019

Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

For more information: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Questions? doescholars@orau.org

Please share this information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in opportunities with DOE.

DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

Posted: 20181029

NIH UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship supports mentored research training opportunities for promising postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students. Sponsored by the Fogarty International Center - as well as other institutes, centers and offices at the NIH - our program provides stipend, research, and travel for 12-month research attachments. Trainees live and work full-time at affiliated research sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our consortium brings together four leading U.S. institutions (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Tulane University) and partnering institutions in 13 countries.

For U.S. postdoctoral fellows, we will consider additional research sites affiliated with one of the four U.S. consortium universities, but this requires prior approval from the coordinating center.

Amount

All trainees will receive a monthly stipend, research funding, and travel support. U.S. trainees will also receive health insurance, including for emergency evacuations. All trainees are expected to work 40 hours per week for 12 months. Trainees are required to spend a minimum of 10.5 consecutive months at the training site.

Eligibility

Postdoctoral applicants
- Completion of a graduate degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DrPH, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent) by July of the academic year

Doctoral applicants
- Enrollment in a graduate degree program at a U.S. institution or an affiliated international institution
- Ability to defer studies over the course of the fellowship to focus on research activities
- Individuals in later stages of training (e.g., following comprehensive examinations, after clinical rotations) will be given priority

Posted: 20181016

Renal Section Awards

Renal Section Awards

American Physiological Society (APS) - Renal Section

Applicant Type
Individuals: Early Career and Emerging in Field
Individuals: Graduate Student
Individuals: Mid-Career to Established in Field

Citizenship or Residency
Unspecified

Activity location
Unspecified

The goal of the section is to provide a home for scientists studying the kidney, urinary tract, and their respective cells and vasculature, as well as the control of body fluid volume and composition. Studies may involve human or animal models, individual cell types, and isolated membrane systems, using a wide range of approaches to the study of function in these systems, such as biochemistry, immunology, genetics, mathematical modeling, molecular biology, and physiological methodologies.

The section offers the following awards:

  1. The Renal Section Predoctoral Excellence in Renal Research Awards recognize pre-doctoral students who are first author on an abstract presented at Experimental Biology 2019 involving renal-based research.
  2. The Renal Section Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Awards recognize postdoctoral fellows who are first author on an abstract presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 meeting involving renal-based research.
  3. The 2019 Renal Section Research Recognition Awards recognize the meritorious research by young investigators (junior faculty) who participate in the Experimental Biology Meeting. Candidates must be an author on an abstract presented at the EB2018 meeting involving renal-based research.
  4. The 2019 Renal Section New Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the areas of research represented by the Renal Section. Candidates will be judged on their publications, how the publications relate to the Renal Section and evidence for independence and promise (grant funding, peer review activities, etc.). Although this is not an abstract-based award, awardees are expected to attend the EB meeting and make an oral or poster presentation.
  5. The 2020 Renal Section Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding young investigator pursuing research in renal physiology, pathophysiology or hypertension.
  6. The 2020 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Renal Section recognizes a world-renown, distinguished scientist who has made major contributions to understanding physiological processes through state-of-the-art research, and who is an engaging speaker.
  7. The 2019 Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology is the most prestigious award of the APS Renal Section. The award recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in renal physiological research by a living scientist.

Eligibility

Eligibility varies for each award:

  1. The Renal Section Predoctoral Excellence in Renal Research Awards recognize pre-doctoral students who are first author on an abstract presented at Experimental Biology 2019. Applicants may not have won this award in previous years.
  2. The Renal Section Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Awards recognize postdoctoral fellows who are first author on an abstract presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 meeting. Applicants may not have won this award in previous years.
  3. The 2019 Renal Section Research Recognition Awards. Applicants should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.), and may not have won this award in previous years. Applicants cannot apply for a Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award in the same round of applications. Membership in the APS is not required, but awardees will be encouraged to join if they are not members.
  4. The 2019 Renal Section New Investigator Award. Candidates should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.). They should receive nominations from at least two regular members of the APS. The candidate must be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation to the Renal Section to be considered for this award.
  5. The 2020 Renal Section Young Investigator Award. Candidates must be less than 41 years of age or less than 15 years beyond earning their first doctoral degree, and must have published original work in Am J Physiol: Renal Physiol during the preceding years.
  6. The 2020 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Renal Section. The candidate's area(s) of research expertise need not be in renal physiology, but should be of interest to Renal Section members.
  7. The 2019 Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology. Candidates must be at least 60 years of age, and must have been a major contributor to the field of renal physiology over a lifetime, including accomplishments in research, teaching, training and activities within the APS.

Posted: 20181016

MRF Medical Student Grant Awards

MRF Medical Student Grant Awards

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) has been awarding Medical Student Research Grants since 2011. Since that time, 46 grants have been awarded to students at 32 different institutions. The purpose or the grants is to promote scientific inquiry and research opportunities to medical students early in their careers by funding concise clinical or laboratory-based research projects focused on better understanding the prevention, biology, and treatment of melanoma, including cutaneous, ocular, mucosal, pediatric, etc.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a medical student in good academic standing at an accredited U.S. medical school or institution.
  • MD and/or MD/PhD students are eligible to apply.
  • The student does not need to be a U.S. citizen and may work on a research project with a mentor at an institution other than the one where she or he is enrolled.
  • Applications will not be accepted from a previous recipient of a MRF Medical Student Research Grant Award.

Posted: 20181016

Insight Fellows Program (Data)

Insight Fellows Program

The Insight Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students, PhDs, and postdocs looking to transition to advanced careers in data and engineering. Over the past 6 years, we have helped over 1600 Insight Fellows become data scientists and engineers at over 300 leading companies. Launched a number of new programs, including new engineering programs in New York and Seattle, open to graduating students of all degree levels. The final application deadline for our January sessions is approaching on October 22nd.


Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students for our fellowships in:
- Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Data Engineering (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- Artificial Intelligence (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- Data Product Management (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
- DevOps Engineering (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)


1600+ Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, and 300+ other top companies.


Insight Fellows Programs:
- 7 week, full-time training fellowship
- Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, engineers & AI specialists
- Join an active community of Insight alumni
- Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
- Tuition-free with need-based scholarships and loans available to help cover living costs

Upcoming Application Deadline: October 22

Learn more & apply on our website: https://www.insightdatascience.com/apply

Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://www.insightdatascience.com/notify

Posted: 20181016

Postdoctoral Opportunities

UNM Center for Healthcare Equity in Kidney Disease (CHEK-D)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Description:

The Center for Healthcare Equity in Kidney Disease (CHEK-D) is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, results-driven individual to join our team as a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in health disparities and/or kidney donation/transplantation, research design, and statistical analysis. Funded by the DCI (Dialysis Clinic, Inc. – a non-profit corporation), and under the auspices of the Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, CHEK-D focuses on comparative effectiveness and disparities research, especially among members of minority and other vulnerable groups. The center fosters support for scientists and clinicians in basic, clinical and translational research and helps them to translate their research into high-quality health care that’s accessible to all New Mexico patients, especially those with chronic and end-stage kidney disease, to understand and address their needs for kidney care.

This is a unique position that involves research and clinical interventions to improve health outcomes and prepare the Fellow for a career in either a healthcare system or academic setting. The Fellow will work with the Director of CHEK-D (Dr. Larissa Myaskovsky) to analyze data, prepare manuscripts, design studies, write grant proposals, and develop an independent program of research related to kidney disease and/or transplantation.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant will: (a) have a PhD in clinical or health psychology, epidemiology, health services research, public health or a related discipline within the last 5 years; (b) have prior human subjects research experience; (c) have a strong background in research design, statistics, and/or disparities research; and, (d) possess a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and enjoys working as part of an interdisciplinary research team.

Instructions:

Applications will be accepted immediately and invitations for interviews will be made shortly thereafter with a targeted hiring of 9/1/18. Funding is guaranteed for a term of one year and an opportunity for renewal of the position for up to two additional years following annual performance evaluation. The terms of employment include a highly competitive salary starting at $48,432 (based on experience), health, and other employment benefits (e.g., annual and sick leave).

To be considered for this position or any inquiries, please contact Dr. Myaskovsky via email at lmyaskovsky@salud.unm.edu. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, and list of three references with contact information. UNM’s confidential policy “Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,” UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at http://www.unm.edu/~brpm/r67.htm.

Target hire date 20180901
Posted: 20180612

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute - Dr. Belinsky

Postdoctoral Position Examining the Toxicity of Hookah-Related Exposures

Description:

Informing the consumer of the potency of diverse combustible tobacco products with regard to lung cancer and cardiopulmonary risk could dissuade product use and substantiate the development of new regulatory policies by the FDA. Our understanding of the molecular mechanisms and their relationship to the development of lung cancer (LC), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and coronary heart disease (CHD) has enabled the creation of a set of predictive tools that can be applied across a range of existing and new tobacco products to integrate with results for informing risk. Importantly, these short-term assays use progenitor cells for LC, COPD, and CHD that include hTERT/cdk4 immortalized human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) and small airway epithelial cells (HSAECs), cardiac myoblast cells (H9c2) and human coronary artery endothelial cells (HENC).  To best model human exposure and understand the hazards of exposure to carcinogens within the total particulate matter (TPM) versus the volatile gases that can circulate through the blood, we will use validated tobacco smoke generation systems coupled to an aerosol delivery system to expose cells to physiological levels of total aerosol, aerosol containing only particles or gases to elucidate toxicant and health effects of cigarillo and hookah products compared to cigarettes. Previous work from our group demonstrated greater levels of toxicants (carcinogens and reactive aldehydes) in the aerosol of cigarillos compared to cigarettes, in conjunction with enhanced cytotoxicity and mutagenicity. Hookah (waterpipe) smoking has been associated with a 56-fold greater inhaled smoke volume containing gases and particles emanating from the charcoal and heated tobacco. There is little in vitro data regarding the potency of these products for inducing cytotoxic, genotoxic, or mutagenic effects in epithelial cells, or for causing heritable changes that affect key pathways linked to inflammation, immune modulation, tissue remodeling, and pre-malignancy.

Instructions:

For more information, please contact Dr. Belinsky at SBelinsk@lrri.org

Posting open until filled
Posted: 20180830

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizenship
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 

Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2019

Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

For more information: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Questions? doescholars@orau.org

Please share this information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in opportunities with DOE.

DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

Posted: 20181029

NIH UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship supports mentored research training opportunities for promising postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students. Sponsored by the Fogarty International Center - as well as other institutes, centers and offices at the NIH - our program provides stipend, research, and travel for 12-month research attachments. Trainees live and work full-time at affiliated research sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our consortium brings together four leading U.S. institutions (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Tulane University) and partnering institutions in 13 countries.

For U.S. postdoctoral fellows, we will consider additional research sites affiliated with one of the four U.S. consortium universities, but this requires prior approval from the coordinating center.

Amount

All trainees will receive a monthly stipend, research funding, and travel support. U.S. trainees will also receive health insurance, including for emergency evacuations. All trainees are expected to work 40 hours per week for 12 months. Trainees are required to spend a minimum of 10.5 consecutive months at the training site.

Eligibility

Postdoctoral applicants
- Completion of a graduate degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DrPH, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent) by July of the academic year

Doctoral applicants
- Enrollment in a graduate degree program at a U.S. institution or an affiliated international institution
- Ability to defer studies over the course of the fellowship to focus on research activities
- Individuals in later stages of training (e.g., following comprehensive examinations, after clinical rotations) will be given priority

Posted: 20181016

Environmental Protection Agency

Postdoctoral Position

Qualifications:

The EPA is seeking candidates for a postdoc opportunity available in the Research Triangle Park.  The postdoc will investigate the effects of pesticides on bee health and the immune system.  The opportunity is part of the ORISE program, has a generous stipend and is likely to be a multi-year position (2-3 years).  

Instructions:

Interested candidates are welcome to contact David Lehmann, Ph.D.  at lehmann.david@epa.gov; (919)757-3385

Posting open until filled
Posted: 20180924

Renal Section Awards

Renal Section Awards

American Physiological Society (APS) - Renal Section

Applicant Type
Individuals: Early Career and Emerging in Field
Individuals: Graduate Student
Individuals: Mid-Career to Established in Field

Citizenship or Residency
Unspecified

Activity location
Unspecified

The goal of the section is to provide a home for scientists studying the kidney, urinary tract, and their respective cells and vasculature, as well as the control of body fluid volume and composition. Studies may involve human or animal models, individual cell types, and isolated membrane systems, using a wide range of approaches to the study of function in these systems, such as biochemistry, immunology, genetics, mathematical modeling, molecular biology, and physiological methodologies.

The section offers the following awards:

  1. The Renal Section Predoctoral Excellence in Renal Research Awards recognize pre-doctoral students who are first author on an abstract presented at Experimental Biology 2019 involving renal-based research.
  2. The Renal Section Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Awards recognize postdoctoral fellows who are first author on an abstract presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 meeting involving renal-based research.
  3. The 2019 Renal Section Research Recognition Awards recognize the meritorious research by young investigators (junior faculty) who participate in the Experimental Biology Meeting. Candidates must be an author on an abstract presented at the EB2018 meeting involving renal-based research.
  4. The 2019 Renal Section New Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the areas of research represented by the Renal Section. Candidates will be judged on their publications, how the publications relate to the Renal Section and evidence for independence and promise (grant funding, peer review activities, etc.). Although this is not an abstract-based award, awardees are expected to attend the EB meeting and make an oral or poster presentation.
  5. The 2020 Renal Section Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding young investigator pursuing research in renal physiology, pathophysiology or hypertension.
  6. The 2020 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Renal Section recognizes a world-renown, distinguished scientist who has made major contributions to understanding physiological processes through state-of-the-art research, and who is an engaging speaker.
  7. The 2019 Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology is the most prestigious award of the APS Renal Section. The award recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in renal physiological research by a living scientist.

Eligibility

Eligibility varies for each award:

  1. The Renal Section Predoctoral Excellence in Renal Research Awards recognize pre-doctoral students who are first author on an abstract presented at Experimental Biology 2019. Applicants may not have won this award in previous years.
  2. The Renal Section Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Awards recognize postdoctoral fellows who are first author on an abstract presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 meeting. Applicants may not have won this award in previous years.
  3. The 2019 Renal Section Research Recognition Awards. Applicants should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.), and may not have won this award in previous years. Applicants cannot apply for a Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award in the same round of applications. Membership in the APS is not required, but awardees will be encouraged to join if they are not members.
  4. The 2019 Renal Section New Investigator Award. Candidates should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.). They should receive nominations from at least two regular members of the APS. The candidate must be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation to the Renal Section to be considered for this award.
  5. The 2020 Renal Section Young Investigator Award. Candidates must be less than 41 years of age or less than 15 years beyond earning their first doctoral degree, and must have published original work in Am J Physiol: Renal Physiol during the preceding years.
  6. The 2020 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Renal Section. The candidate's area(s) of research expertise need not be in renal physiology, but should be of interest to Renal Section members.
  7. The 2019 Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology. Candidates must be at least 60 years of age, and must have been a major contributor to the field of renal physiology over a lifetime, including accomplishments in research, teaching, training and activities within the APS.

Posted: 20181016

George Burch Fellowship (Smithsonian Institution)

The George Burch Fellowship in Theoretic Medicine and Affiliated Theoretic Science

Located in the District of Columbia the George E. Burch Fellowship Program is an opportunity that awards a stipend to defray living expenses during independent research. The fellowship carries a base stipend of $60,000/per year for up to two years (prorated for shorter periods of time) plus up to $4,000 per year in research allowances and possible travel relocation.

The George E. Burch Fellowship Program is an opportunity that awards a stipend to defray living expenses during independent research and study to a post-doctoral scholar, whose research interests lie within at least one of the following areas: medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, and fields in the social science and humanities, as it applies to health and medicine.

The fellow may work in any discipline, but the creative effort should, in accordance with the wishes of the donor, be related to medicine. Dr. Burch's goal is to permit the fellowship recipient time to think with freedom and creativity, and thereby stimulate new medically related theories in his or her discipline.

Eligibility

The fellowship is eligible for post-doctoral scholars, whose research interests lie within medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, and fields in the social science and humanities, as it applies to health and medicine.

For this fellowship Dr. George E. Burch envisioned awardees who not only possess a strong interest in health or medicine, but have been confined by their usual responsibilities and overlooked by traditional funding sources.

The recipient must be in residence at the Smithsonian Institution.

Posted: 20181016

Oxford Fellowship by Examination

Oxford Fellowship by Examination

The College proposes to elect up to four Fellows by Examination. Each Fellowship is tenable for three years at a stipend currently starting at £22,915 per annum. This stipend is subject to deduction if a scholarship or similar funding from another source is held concurrently by the Fellow by Examination. The Fellow is a member of the Governing Body of the College for the first two years of appointment, and for all three years of appointment is entitled to: free lunches and dinners in College; a research allowance to cover reimbursement of expenses (of up to £1,750 per annum); and partnered accommodation in College free of charge or, alternatively, a taxable housing allowance currently set at £15,000 per annum. Successful candidates who decide to live out of College may have use of shared office space in College. A successful candidate would normally be expected to take up their Fellowship either within seven days from the date of their election or on October 1, 2019. In the former case, it should be understood that the provision of rooms in College cannot be guaranteed before October 1, 2019. At any time after election a Fellow by Examination may apply for leave of absence without stipend. Such leave of absence is not normally granted for more than two years in total.


Applicant Type
Individuals: Early Career and Emerging in Field
Individuals: Graduate Student

Citizenship or Residency
Unrestricted

Activity location
England

Each year the College proposes to elect Fellows by Examination (elsewhere known as Junior Research Fellows). Fellows by Examination are expected to have their main residence in the Oxford area, and his/her research base must be in Oxford. Applications are encouraged in all academic subjects. The Fellow may, with the leave of the Governing Body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of 20 hours weekly, and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the College's own teaching needs. Candidates in science subjects who require laboratory facilities must ensure that these would be available to them in Oxford during the period of the tenure of the fellowship.

Eligibility

Applications are encouraged from all countries and all universities. Applications are invited from those who are near to completion of their doctoral research or who submitted their doctorate on or after October 11, 2017. Those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before October 11, 2017 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break (e.g. a period of parental leave, family commitments, or illness) or there are other exceptional circumstances. No applicant who has been appointed to a permanent academic post in an institution of higher education at any time in their career will be eligible.

Posted: 20181016

Susquehanna University (PA)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Teaching

Description:

The Susquehanna University Biology Department has created a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in cell and molecular biology beginning on January 15, 2019 and extending through the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Qualifications:

The Department seeks to support candidates from historically U.S. underrepresented groups with this opportunity. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory cell biology and genetics, as well as upper level classes in their area of expertise. A commitment to pedagogies known to foster the success of underrepresented groups in STEM careers is essential.

Instructions:

Applicants should send their cv, along with a statement of their teaching interests to:

Dr. Tammy Tobin
Chair, Biology Department
Susquehanna University
514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Posting open until filled
Posted: 20181010

Weill Cornell Medicine (NY)

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Biology

Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Dr. Annarita Di Lorenzo (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cardiovascular research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY) to study the molecular mechanisms regulating sphingolipid metabolism in the pathogenesis of heart failure by using different mouse models.

Qualifications:

Highly motivated recent Ph.D. and/or M.D./Ph.D. graduates are encouraged to apply. Expertise with genetic manipulated mouse models, cardiovascular physiology and with mouse models of heart failure are an absolute requirement.

Candidates should have strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. They should have the ability to work both independently and as part of research team. The position offers competitive salary and the exposure to a dynamic and vibrant scientific environment at Weill Cornell, nearby Institutions Rockefeller and Memorial Sloan Kettering and the New York City area.

Instructions:

To apply please send your CV including an introduction of brief description of your past research experience, and the contact for three references to Dr. Annarita Di Lorenzo (and2039@med.cornell.edu)

Posting open until filled
Posted: 20180924

Rutgers (NJ)

Postdoc Position Investigating Xenobiotic Transporter Biology and Toxicology

Description:

Laboratory of Lauren Aleksunes, Pharm.D., Ph.D., DABT

The Aleksunes laboratory is seeking postdoctoral fellows to work on mechanistic and translational research projects funded by NIH that investigate xenobiotic transporter biology and toxicology. Based at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the Aleksunes team has access to outstanding core facilities, dynamic researchers and trainees and excellent opportunities for career development. State-of-the-art Core Facilities are available for Genomics, Genetics, Proteomics, Imaging, Histopathology, Analytical Chemistry, Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting, High Content Imaging, Gene Editing, and Biostatistics. Postdocs are members of the Rutgers Association of Toxicology Students (RATS), a professional and social network of trainees that fosters peer support and inter-laboratory collaboration.

Project 1 (NIH R01ES029275) - Placental Responses to Environmental Chemicals
This project aims to identify transporters that regulate the maternal-fetal disposition of environmental chemicals using in vivo transporter knockout models, placenta-on-a-chip microfluidics system, and a birth cohort of mother-baby pairs. Research techniques include qPCR, transport assays, IHC, ICP/MS, placental explant cultures, biomarkers, and proteomics.

Project 2 (NIH R01GM123330) - Drug Disposition and Nephrotoxicity
This project aims to evaluate renal transporter-mediated drug-drug interactions using in vitro transporter assays, LC/MS and ICP/MS, and nephrotoxicity biomarker analysis in specimens from oncology patients.

Project 3 (NIH R01ES021800) - Gene-Environment Interactions in Neurodegeneration
This project aims to study the effect of transporter genetic polymorphisms on the penetration of chemicals into the brain and degree of neurotoxicity. Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation are evaluated using knockout mice, blood-brain barrier and microglial cultures, stereology, transporter assays, and LC/MS.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology/toxicology or a related biomedical science including pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, physiology, etc. Fellows should be highly motivated and hard-working scientists capable of effectively working on independent and team projects. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Instructions:

To Apply: please email your curriculum vitae, cover letter describing research experiences and future goals, and list of 3 references to Dr. Aleksunes at aleksunes@eohsi.rutgers.edu.

Posting open until filled
Posted: 20180914

University of Michigan - Life Sciences Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Description:

The University of Michigan invites applications for a unique postdoctoral research program, the Michigan Life Sciences Fellows — a multidisciplinary community of scholars that provides mentorship focused on creating the next generation of leaders in the biosciences.

What the fellowship provides
The award fully funds three years of mentored postdoctoral work at our nationally ranked Medical School, College of Pharmacy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, or the Life Sciences Institute. The fellowship includes an annual stipend of $60,000 and subsidized benefits, $25,000 annually toward independent research, and a $2,000 annual travel stipend.

Fellows will conduct their research with a level of independence that prepares them to apply competitively for fully independent faculty positions at the end of fellowship.

Toward this goal, fellows will also be paired with a “mentoring committee” that includes their primary mentor, another leading U-M scientist in their field, and a prominent scientist from outside of U-M.

Beyond their individual laboratory research projects, the program will support fellows with additional training in a broad set of skills necessary for a successful career in research, including scientific writing, oral presentation, grant writing, lab management, and job application.

Qualifications:

The Michigan Life Sciences Fellows program seeks researchers of exceptional promise in the biological sciences with broad intellectual interests and a keen desire to pursue a career in research.

Applicants must be graduate students in their final year of schooling, or graduates fewer than six months post-degree (Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., M.D./Ph.D., or Pharm.D./Ph.D.) at the time of application. Candidates from outside of the U.S. are welcome.

Although this program is open to all, women, underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Instructions:

For additional details about the program and our application process, please visit our website: http://lifescifellows.umich.edu/

The selection process is highly competitive. Finalists will be invited to the University of Michigan campus to present on their thesis work, with travel costs covered by the program.

Applications Due by September 17, 2018

Posted: 20180719

University of Southern Alabama

Postdoctoral Fellow

Description:

A new NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Mary Townsley, PhD, Professor in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and the Center for Lung Biology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Research: The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to explore mechanisms that dictate discrete targeting of lung endothelial calcium signals to specific functional outcomes. We will use confocal imaging of cultured endothelial cells and live lung slices to delineate subcellular localization and patterns for calcium dynamic signaling after activation of endothelial TRPV4 and T-type calcium channels. We will investigate a role for mitochondria and mitochondrial bioenergetics in dynamic calcium patterning, both in the basal state and in the face of Pseudomonas infection.

Qualifications:

At a minimum, the successful candidate must have a PhD and/or MD degree, a high degree of motivation, excellent communication skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and a commitment to scholarly productivity. Expertise with cell culture techniques and confocal imaging are required. In addition to these requirements, a strong knowledge base in endothelial cell and/or lung biology and experience with Seahorse extracellular flux analyzer or other measures of cellular bioenergetics are preferred. Experience with isolated lung techniques is a plus.

Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, an updated CV and a list of three references to Dr. Mary Townsley by email: mtownsley@southalabama.edu.

Posted: 20180612

Pathways to Science

Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities

Description:

Currently, we have 182 different postdoc opportunities across a range of STEM disciplines, funded by NSF, NASA, NIH, and university and research labs across the country.   You can find them, along with some tips on applying, interviewing, and negotiating a postdoc position, here: http://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx

Our advanced search page is also a useful tool for narrowing down the selection of positions: http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv

Students may also follow us on social media to stay abreast of new opportunities:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pathways-to-Science-120825625433/Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBParticipation

Contact:

Liv Detrick, Deputy Director
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
www.PathwaysToScience.org

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

http://pathwaystoscience.org/giving.aspx

Posted: 20180504

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

DHS Summer Research Team

Now accepting applications for: 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2019 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.

Faculty: receive a $1,200 weekly stipend and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

Graduate students: receive a $700 weekly stipend.

Undergraduate students: receive a $600 weekly stipend.

All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.

10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website. 

Eligibility

U.S. citizenship required

Previous program participants may apply.

Application deadline: December 21, 2018 11:59 pm EST.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-SRTMSI-2019-Faculty

Detailed information about the program can be found at:

http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

Posted 20181102

Renal Section Awards

Renal Section Awards

American Physiological Society (APS) - Renal Section

Applicant Type
Individuals: Early Career and Emerging in Field
Individuals: Graduate Student
Individuals: Mid-Career to Established in Field

Citizenship or Residency
Unspecified

Activity location
Unspecified

The goal of the section is to provide a home for scientists studying the kidney, urinary tract, and their respective cells and vasculature, as well as the control of body fluid volume and composition. Studies may involve human or animal models, individual cell types, and isolated membrane systems, using a wide range of approaches to the study of function in these systems, such as biochemistry, immunology, genetics, mathematical modeling, molecular biology, and physiological methodologies.

The section offers the following awards:

  1. The Renal Section Predoctoral Excellence in Renal Research Awards recognize pre-doctoral students who are first author on an abstract presented at Experimental Biology 2019 involving renal-based research.
  2. The Renal Section Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Awards recognize postdoctoral fellows who are first author on an abstract presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 meeting involving renal-based research.
  3. The 2019 Renal Section Research Recognition Awards recognize the meritorious research by young investigators (junior faculty) who participate in the Experimental Biology Meeting. Candidates must be an author on an abstract presented at the EB2018 meeting involving renal-based research.
  4. The 2019 Renal Section New Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the areas of research represented by the Renal Section. Candidates will be judged on their publications, how the publications relate to the Renal Section and evidence for independence and promise (grant funding, peer review activities, etc.). Although this is not an abstract-based award, awardees are expected to attend the EB meeting and make an oral or poster presentation.
  5. The 2020 Renal Section Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding young investigator pursuing research in renal physiology, pathophysiology or hypertension.
  6. The 2020 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Renal Section recognizes a world-renown, distinguished scientist who has made major contributions to understanding physiological processes through state-of-the-art research, and who is an engaging speaker.
  7. The 2019 Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology is the most prestigious award of the APS Renal Section. The award recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in renal physiological research by a living scientist.

Eligibility

Eligibility varies for each award:

  1. The Renal Section Predoctoral Excellence in Renal Research Awards recognize pre-doctoral students who are first author on an abstract presented at Experimental Biology 2019. Applicants may not have won this award in previous years.
  2. The Renal Section Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Awards recognize postdoctoral fellows who are first author on an abstract presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 meeting. Applicants may not have won this award in previous years.
  3. The 2019 Renal Section Research Recognition Awards. Applicants should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.), and may not have won this award in previous years. Applicants cannot apply for a Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award in the same round of applications. Membership in the APS is not required, but awardees will be encouraged to join if they are not members.
  4. The 2019 Renal Section New Investigator Award. Candidates should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry (e.g. Scientist, Sr. Scientist, Research Investigator, etc.). They should receive nominations from at least two regular members of the APS. The candidate must be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation to the Renal Section to be considered for this award.
  5. The 2020 Renal Section Young Investigator Award. Candidates must be less than 41 years of age or less than 15 years beyond earning their first doctoral degree, and must have published original work in Am J Physiol: Renal Physiol during the preceding years.
  6. The 2020 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Renal Section. The candidate's area(s) of research expertise need not be in renal physiology, but should be of interest to Renal Section members.
  7. The 2019 Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology. Candidates must be at least 60 years of age, and must have been a major contributor to the field of renal physiology over a lifetime, including accomplishments in research, teaching, training and activities within the APS.

Posted: 20181016

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tenure-Track Faculty (Multiple Positions) - "Mechanisms of Disease"

Description:

The Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2019.

We seek candidates that use a variety of experimental approaches, model systems, and/or “-omic” technologies to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human disease. Candidates whose research focuses on the molecular basis of addiction are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to develop a strong and creative research program and participate in undergraduate and graduate education. Successful applicants will have excellent opportunities to establish strong collaborations with researchers in the Department of Biology, the College of Humanities and Sciences, the VCU Medical Campus, School of Life Sciences, and Biomedical and Chemical Life Science Engineering. Applicants should have a PhD degree, and appropriate post-doctoral research experience to establish an independent research program and obtain extramural funding, a strong record of scientific achievement.

https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000448584-01?cid=VTEVPMSJOB1

Instructions:

Please apply online at www.vcujobs.com and be prepared to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching (1 page) and a statement of research accomplishments and plans (4-5 pages). You will be asked to list names and email addresses of three references. An email will be sent to your references, asking them to upload a letter of recommendation. The positions are open until filled.

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply by December 3rd, 2018.

Posted: 20181130

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Assistant Professor - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Description:

The Biological Sciences Department in the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019. Candidate’s specializations in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology are especially welcomed to apply.  

At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation.  We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona encourages applications from underrepresented groups, as the University is an inclusive polytechnic institution that inspires creativity, discovery and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives. 

The Position:  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.  Teaching responsibilities may include genetics, advanced genetics, cell & molecular biology, molecular biotechnology techniques, introductory biology or specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master's level students. The area of specialty is open, but candidates who use new/cutting edge technologies, such as CRISPR, with applications in medicine, agriculture, environmental sciences or research are encouraged to apply. Potential for industry collaboration is a plus. The applicant will be expected to assist in curriculum development, advise students, serve on department, college, and university committees, and engage in professional activities. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and are committed to teaching in an inclusive environment.

https://apply.interfolio.com/55755

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • The successful candidate will have a PhD from an accredited university in Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or related science discipline. 

  • Demonstrated potential to establish an active research program with undergraduate and masters students that broadens our current disciplinary expertise. 

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, service and a commitment to work and experience working in an inclusive environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 

  • University teaching experience with evidence of excellence in teaching. 

  • Experience or familiarity with techniques that promote student engagement and success. 

  • Evidence of conducting scholarly research activities and directing students. 

  • Postdoctoral experience.

Instructions:

A completed application will consist of a: 

  • cover letter that describes how the candidate’s teaching and research experience have prepared the applicant to meet the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; 

  • curriculum vitae

  • statement of teaching philosophy (1-page max); 

  • student success statement about the candidate’s teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or engaging with a diverse student population (1-page max); 

  • proposed plan of research (2-page max); 

  • three representative publication reprints;  

  • the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; and 

  • completed University application form which may be downloaded from our website at http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication_feb2017.pdf  

Semifinalists for the position will be required to provide three letters of reference (PDF format by email preferred) and an official transcript showing highest degree earned. 

Instructions for submitting applications are listed at the Faculty Affairs site for University hires: 

http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/open-positions/ 

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 10, 2018.

General inquiries regarding the application process should be directed to: 

Chairs, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Search Committee 
Biological Sciences Department  
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 
Pomona, CA 91768  

Phone: 909.869.4546    FAX: 909.869.4078 

Email:  genetics@cpp.edu


Posting open until 2018-Dec-10
Posted: 20181130

University of Florida

Assistant Professor - Physiological Sciences

Description:

The Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track, state-funded, faculty position in neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor. 

This is a new faculty position created under UF’s “Faculty 500” Initiative to enhance teaching and research and to continue to grow as one of the best research universities in the nation.  This recruitment is part of a growing commitment by UF to investigate and provide solutions to health challenges that involve humans, animals, and their environments in dynamic local, national, and international settings. The successful candidate will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Physiological Sciences, housed within the UF Health Science Center along with departments from other UF Colleges including Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Engineering.  Current department and CVM faculty have strong, federally-funded research programs and active collaborations with investigators in other UF colleges. These neuroscience-related research programs/collaborations include neural trauma/regeneration, anatomical/physiological mapping of visceral organ circuitry (respiratory, pancreatic, colonic, urogenital, cardiovascular), hypertension, chronic pain, toxicology, and bioelectric medicine.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent and extramurally funded research program as well as participate in the mentoring and teaching of graduate and professional degree students. This position offers outstanding opportunities for research and teaching scholarship in a collegial environment with well-established programs supported by state-of-the-art facilities. The city of Gainesville has excellent recreational opportunities, a low cost of living and a pleasant climate. A competitive salary and start-up package will be provided at a level commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.

Qualifications:

Applicants for this position must hold a PhD degree and have post-doctoral research training, evidence of extramural research funding, and an excellent record of productivity. Candidates should have a well-established research focus that includes translational neuroscience. Applicants with transferable extramural funding will be given preference.

Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF (https://jobs.ufl.edu/) in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, applications for this position must include the applicant’s current curriculum vita, a letter of intent that includes the applicant’s summary of major accomplishments and future goals related to research and education. Applications must also include the names and contact information of three references.

Complete applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for full consideration, should be submitted online by December 15, 2018 and also sent electronically to Dr. Richard Johnson, Chair of Search Committee (rdjohnso@ufl.edu).

Posted: 20181130

Colorado State University

Assistant or Associate Professor - ARBL Large Animal Reproduction

Description:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) and the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) seek to fill a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with a research program in the area of large animal reproduction. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an independent, extramural-funded research program and participate in the departmental teaching mission. Opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in multiple basic science and engineering departments across campus including those associated with the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Core facilities available include Next Generation Sequencing and Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility, Central Instrument Facility, and Microscopy Imaging Network. The primary expectation for this faculty member is that they will conduct and supervise basic and applied research related to large animal reproduction, which is the primary research emphasis within the ARBL and its equine reproduction program, the Equine Reproduction Laboratory (ERL). Successful applicants will be expected to sustain an extramurally funded research program in one of the primary ARBL research groups that focus on sperm, egg, and embryo development (SEED), healthy baby/healthy mother (HBHM), Reproductive Neuroendocrinology (RN) and Translational Reproductive Biotechnology (TRB) using state-of-the-art technical and laboratory approaches. Demonstrable expertise in gene editing approaches such as CRISPR-Cas would be a strength. This person may study translational genomics as well as impact of nutrition, infection and/or aging on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Leadership is expected in seeking and obtaining extramural funds and private donations for research and clinical activities and fostering a broader public awareness of the ARBL, BMS, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Colorado State University.
The person hired into this position will be expected to contribute to undergraduate, graduate and/or DVM teaching. Effective mentoring and advising of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is also expected. Teaching responsibilities will be in the general area of physiology, endocrinology or reproductive biology. BMS and ARBL engage in extensive service and outreach activities which the successful candidate could contribute to depending on interests. This is a 9-month appointment with a primary academic appointment in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/61735

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent and postdoctoral experience in large animal reproduction.

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong publication record and evidence of competitiveness for independent national-level funding for research in large animal reproduction.
Experience with teaching mammalian reproduction, endocrinology or physiology will be preferred.

Instructions:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a curriculum vitae, teaching and research narratives, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of four (4) professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Search Contact Dr. Thomas Hansen, Thomas.Hansen@Colostate.edu

Posting open until 2019-Jan-04
Posted: 20181130

University of Buffalo (SUNY)

Empire Innovation Professorship

Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) is seeking outstanding applicants for a prestigious Empire Innovation Professorship in the broad field of neurogenetics. Candidates with research interests in any area of neurogenetics are encouraged to apply, and work may be focused at the molecular, cellular, systems or organismal level. A successful applicant will use modern genetic approaches to address a significant problem.

The Department of Biological Sciences is the major focal point for interdisciplinary research and education in life sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB). The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York system. The department currently has a strong group of neuroscientists investigating sensory systems and neuronal diseases in a variety of model organisms. There is also a wider community at UB with research interests at all levels of neuroscience, from channel biophysics to drug addiction. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions within UB, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences are also available. The position will provide a 10-month, state-supported salary plus a competitive startup package.

https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/485385/associate-professor-or-professor-in-neurogenetics/?TrackID=10904&utm_source=jobs&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-careers-job-alert&BatchID=3008#sc=jbe&me=email&cm=2018-09-28

Qualifications:

Applicants should be at the advanced Associate Professor or full Professor level, and have a strong, federally-funded, interdisciplinary research program with relevance across multiple areas of neuroscience. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Instructions:

To apply, submit electronic versions of a curriculum vitae, cover letter and a 3-page description of current and future research interests to: http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/16458. Please include the names of three colleagues who could be contacted for letters of recommendation. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2018. Please consult our website: http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/biological-sciences.html for information about UB, our department and our community.

Posting open until filled
Posted: 20181010

Augusta University

Assistant Professor - Department of Physiology

Description:

The Department of Physiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor.  The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, independent, extramurally funded research program to complement research strengths and goals of the Department of Physiology and the University.

Our department focuses on questions of cellular signaling, neural regulation and hormonal control in a broad range of whole animal, organ and cellular model systems of cardiovascular, endocrine and renal disease.  The successful candidate will receive a competitive start-up package and will be assigned state-of-the-art research facilities.  There is a strong institutional commitment to core facilities, graduate programs and an interdisciplinary approach that promotes collaborations both within and across departmental lines.

Qualifications:

A doctoral degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, or PhD in Biological Sciences with postdoctoral experience is required.  Applicants are also expected to have teaching experience and be committed to teaching students in the Medical College and Graduate Studies.

All candidates must possess external funding and demonstrate potential for its continuation.

Instructions:

Qualified applicants must apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/, Please be sure to upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc. as a single document.

You may contact Ruth Harris at ruharris@augusta.edu with questions.

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution.  It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  The final candidate may also be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Assistant Professor, Pos# 00001119
Job Opening ID:  13834
MCG - Department of Physiology
USG Applicant Clearinghouse Position ID:  38526

Posting open until filled
Posted: 20180822

University of California, Davis

Assistant Adjunct or Assistant In Residence - Department of Pharmacology

Description:

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology invites applications for a full-time academic position in the Assistant Adjunct or Assistant In Residence series. This is a self-supported position.

The successful candidate should have research interests aimed at elucidating molecular mechanisms of vascular function using multi-scale approaches: from molecular biology and biochemistry to cellular electrophysiology, calcium imaging and tissue level myography and in vivo blood pressure telemetry. A preferred focus is for the understanding of the physiological significance and impact of the signaling pathways in vascular function in health and disease.

The incumbent will be expected to engage in studies that are team-based and multi-disciplinary, at the intersection of biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, computer modeling and physiology, enabling a wide range of possible collaborations and high-level research training for students with diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications:

Basic qualifications for this position are as follows:

  • Candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree and at least three years of productive postdoctoral experience
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher • Teaching experience with undergrad, graduate and medical students and awards
  • The ability to continue a successful, independent, extramurally funded research program and possess research training, publications and grant funding.
  • Must have at least 2-3 years of experience serving on committees within the department, school, campus and community outreach.
  • Candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in team-based and multi-disciplinary work at the intersection of biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and physiology, enabling a wide range of possible collaborations and high-level research training for students with diverse backgrounds.
  • Candidate must have expertise in single-cell quantitative PCR, biochemistry, proximity ligation assay, artery isolation, acute vascular cell dissociation, all configurations of the patch-clamp technique, measurements of local and global calcium signal, including calcium sparklets and arterial myography.
  • Ability to perform surgeries for implantation of telemetry probes for in vivo blood pressure telemetry.
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.
  • Ability to adhere to policies and procedures, and leadership experience and abilities. • University service is required for all series.

Preferred criteria in the consideration of applications are:

  • At least 5 years of experience in research centered in biomedical/pharmacological significance that can lead to better understanding of mechanisms regulating vascular function in health and disease, particularly during diabetes, hypertension and the effects of environmental pollutants in the vasculature.
  • At least a 5-year record of excellence, creativity and initiative in research which establishes a strong potential to build a vigorous and competitive research program.

Instructions:

For full consideration, applications should be received by May 9, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2018. Applicants should upload their letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of 6-7 references for potential letters of recommendation, statement of contributions to diversity, up to three significant publications, and a statement of research (include past and present accomplishments, and future goals) online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02087.

Posting open until filled
Posted: 20180612

Pathways to Science

Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities

Description:

PathwaysToScience.org has 167 different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more.

Browse the full list of opportunities here: http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=Postdocs_Postdoc+%26+Early+Career&submit=y&all=all

Or use our advanced search page to narrow your results: http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv

Contact:

Liv Detrick, Deputy Director
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
www.PathwaysToScience.org

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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