microBE.net blog: microBEnet: the microbiology of the Built Environment network.
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10/31 at #UCDavis – Priscilla Cooper on DNA repair pathway crosstalk in maintenance of genome stability
MIC 291: Selected Topics in Microbiology
Dr. John Roth
"Mutation, selection, and the tyranny of the obvious"
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
1022 Life Sciences
Oct 21 – 12: 10 LSA 1022
Virginia Walbot (Stanford University)
“Building a Maize Anther using Cell-Cell Signaling.”
Got forwarded this:
We have a Grad Scholar opening available at Bayer in our West Sacramento, CA location. Job description attached.
Today at #UCDavis: Gyuri Barabas: Competitive coexistence & population regulation in the context of multispecies communities
CPB Seminar Reminder for Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:10pm in 1022 Life Sciences
Speaker: Gyuri Barabas
Postdoctoral Scholar, Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago
Title: “Competitive coexistence and population regulation in the context of multispecies communities”
Just got this in the intertubes:
Dear Botanical Friends & Colleagues,
The department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley is hiring a cluster of Plant Biologists focusing on researchers investigating processes associated with plant adaptation, including evolutionary genetics & developmental evolution, broadly. We have two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Level and one at a Senior Level (Associate or Full). The senior hire will be involved as a leader in the Innovative Genomics Institute (https://innovativegenomics.org/)with specific funding to develop genome editing as a tool for basic and applied plant research.
For Applicants at the Assistant Professor level: https:https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01177
For Applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor level: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01198
Please feel free to circulate this ad to anyone you think might be interested in joining and contributing to this exciting cluster — the application deadline is Monday, November 14. I’ve attached the full ad as a pdf below.
Please let me know if you have any questions concerning these hires — I’d love to see many applicants from the botanical and plant evolutionary biology community!! We are particularly interested in hires who can contribute to and benefit from a diverse and inclusive environment for scholarship.
The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego (www.biology.ucsd.edu) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor with responsibilities centered on undergraduate education. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship.
The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to develop and teach undergraduate lab and lecture courses for Biology majors in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics. The incumbent will also advance science education beyond UCSD through professional activities such as research in science teaching methodologies, participation in writing textbooks and/or creating on-line teaching materials. The incumbent will also support the integration of genomics and bioinformatics into courses taught by other faculty in Biology. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences and/or have well developed plans to accomplish such goals.
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology or Computer Science, or a related field, and have substantial experience in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics as evidenced by scholarly achievement in these areas (e.g. publications and/or conference presentations). In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have:
• Significant university-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success at the undergraduate level as co-instructor or sole instructor
• A commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including identifying and/or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education
• Demonstrated ability or potential to serve as a leader in the educational program of the Division of Biological Sciences
Initial review of applications will commence on November 14, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Applicants must submit (at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01232):
• Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and the basis of your interest in the position (one page maximum)
• Curriculum vitae (for publications, abstracts or conference presentations involving bioinformatic analysis to which you contributed, please describe your contribution in 1-3 sentences as an annotation in the publication list)
• A description of 1-3 research problems you addressed using bioinformatics explaining the approaches taken and illustrating the breadth of your experience in bioinformatics (1-2 pages)
• Statement describing prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)
• Teaching evaluations if available
• Statement of proposed activities advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. education research; 1-2 pages)
• Electronic copies (in PDF format) of up to 3 publications
• Statement describing past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or potential to make future contributions. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html (1-2 pages)
Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/apply-lrf-lsoe.html
At #UCDavis today: Emily Josephs The evolutionary genetics of gene expression in Capsella grandiflora
***** CPB Seminar Reminder for Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4:10pm in 1022 Life Sciences *****
Speaker: Emily Josephs
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Coop, Maloof & Ross-Ibarra Labs, UC Davis
Title: The evolutionary genetics of gene expression in Capsella grandiflora
At #ucdavis today: Dr. Albert Barberan: From dust to dust: community ecology of airborne microorganisms.
Today we will have a research seminar at 3pm in 2342 Storer by Dr. Albert Barberan, titled: From dust to dust: community ecology of airborne microorganisms.
Albert is a postdoctoral research in Jorge Rodrigues’ lab in the Department of Land Air and Water Resources.
The seminar will begin at 3pm sharp.
Department of Evolution and Ecology College of Biological Sciences University of California Davis
Open Position: Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment
The Department of Evolution and Ecology (EVE) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). Faculty in LPSOE positions are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), the equivalent of tenure for ladder rank faculty. LPSOE/LSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and on the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. We are interested in candidates with expertise and teaching ability in Ecology, Evolution or related areas (e.g. ecological or evolutionary focused research in biodiversity, genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, conservation, or behavior).
The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching lower, and possibly upper division undergraduate biology classes, as well as developing large-enrollment General Education courses for non-biologists. S/he will also be responsible for working with other faculty and LPSOE’s within the college to develop, implement, and assess course learning objectives and new pedagogical methods, and to promote the Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity major. S/he will be expected to develop a record of excellence in teaching; as well as professional achievement through a research program in biological science education, assessment strategies, and/or research and publication in an academic discipline (in conjunction with mentoring of undergraduate students); and to play a leadership role in teaching and learning through service to the campus, community and/or profession.
Qualified applicants must have a (1) a Ph.D. in a biological science, (2) experience conducting scientific research in ecology, evolution or a related area, as demonstrated by published research in peer-reviewed journals; (3) potential or demonstrated excellence in teaching within their discipline. We prefer applicants with postdoctoral training in ecology, evolution (or related fields), or in science education. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: teaching large undergraduate classes; use of evidence-based teaching practices; use of modern instructional technology; ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations; conducting life sciences education or assessment research; mentoring undergraduates in research, including those from diverse backgrounds; and curriculum and/or course design. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 14, 2016 to be assured full consideration. We are hoping to interview in January 2017. Applicants should submit materials online at:
Please submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a teaching statement that describes both teaching experience of and proposed teaching and research/leadership activities (not to exceed four pages); a research statement that describes disciplinary background and accomplishments (not to exceed two pages); a statement of contributions to diversity; a sample course syllabus and lecture material (e.g., PowerPoint slides) for one lecture (optional); and summaries of teaching evaluations from three courses (optional).
Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website that can attest to your teaching experience and abilities as well as your disciplinary knowledge in chosen field. These letters are due by November 14, 2016. The administrative contact is Carla Munoz, camunoz, and the faculty contact is Gail Patricelli, gpatricelli. More information on the EVE department and the College of Biological Sciences is available online: (http://www-eve.ucdavis.edu/; http://biosci.ucdavis.edu/index_js.html)
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Davis is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.