Wanted: Program Directors in the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS)

Got this by email:
Dear Colleagues,

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF), announces a nationwide search for mathematical sciences professionals to fill Program Director positions. Formal consideration of interested applications will begin on November 18, 2014 and will continue until selections are made.

NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the Agency’s overall mission. To discharge this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

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#UCDavis teaching position for Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field Winter & Spring




(Jan. 2, 2015 through Jun. 12, 2015)


Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field

EVE/ENT 180A (Winter) and EVE/ENT 180B (Spring)

Responsibilities: A 100% position teaching EVE/ENT 180A and EVE/ENT 180B Experimental Ecology and Evolution – (4 units each). Lecture/laboratory – 3 hours, fieldwork – 3 hours. Experimental design in field ecology. Examination of primary literature, experimental design, independent and collaborative research, analysis of data, development of original research paper based on field experiments.

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Faculty position in Population Genomics and Computational Biology at CSU Monterey Bay


Assistant Professor, Population Genetics and Computational Biology

The Biology program within the Division of Science and Environmental Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay seeks a population geneticist with strong computational biology skills to fill a tenure track assistant professor position. The applicant should be a dedicated teacher capable of successfully involving undergraduates in research. The successful candidate will work with other faculty to develop undergraduate curricula, professional outreach programs, and extramural research or programmatic funding. Additional information on the Division and the Biology program can be found at sep.csumb.edu, the university and its vision at about.csumb.edu/vision-statement, and our exceptional undergraduate research program at uroc.csumb.edu.

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Faculty jobs at Rochester in Microbial computational biology – biogeochemistry – data science

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Interdisciplinary Research in Data Science: Global Biogeochemistry

The University of Rochester has made data science the centerpiece of its 5-year strategic plan, committing to 20 new faculty lines in diverse areas, a new building, and the establishment of the Institute for Data Science. We are currently seeking applicants for tenure track positions in interdisciplinary research areas within data science. The interdisciplinary search focuses on recruiting candidates who are excited about engaging in collaborative research that connects advances in computational approaches across disciplines, including engineering, or the life, social, or physical sciences.

Global Biogeochemistry is a focus area for one of this year’s interdisciplinary searches. We seek candidates who integrate biotic (e.g. microbial), chemical, and geological processes for an interdisciplinary research focus on understanding global geochemical cycling processes and/or global climate change. Applicants should have a strong computational and/or modeling component to their research aimed at mining, integrating, and/or interpreting large data sets.

Further information and instructions for this search can be found at: http://www.rochester.edu/rocdata/recruit/interdisciplinary.html.

Applicants at any rank will be considered, and the search will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, individuals should provide complete applications by January 15, 2014. Applicants should hold a PhD and will be required to supply a set of refereed scholarly publications, names of references, and research and teaching statements. Applicants will be asked to select a set of disciplines most relevant to their research area.

The University of Rochester is a private, Tier I research institution located in western New York State. It consistently ranks among the top 30 institutions, both public and private, in federal funding for research and development. The university has made substantial investments in computing infrastructure through the Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) and the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI). The university includes the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester Medical Center, a major medical school, research center, and hospital system. The greater Rochester area is home to over a million people, including 80,000 students who attend the 8 colleges and universities in the region.

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Another great post doc opportunity at #UCDavis

New Biology Postdoctoral Fellowships

College of Biological Sciences

UC Davis

The College of Biological Science at UC Davis announces the New Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship program that will bring outstanding young researchers to campus to conduct highly integrative research addressing major societal challenges. Fellows will have a home in a sponsoring CBS laboratory and will conduct research that leverages the tools and approaches represented by at least one additional laboratory at UC Davis.

A 2011 report by the National Research Council champions the power of deep integration of traditionally distinct research approaches and methods. The essence of the New Biology, as defined by this report, is integration – re-integration of the many sub-disciplines of biology, and the integration into biology of physicists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to create a research community with the capacity to tackle a broad range of scientific and societal problems.

Application: Interested early career individuals should establish communications with at least one host laboratory in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences
(http://biosci.ucdavis.edu/the_college/index.html) and a second bridge laboratory from throughout the UC Davis community that can be from CBS or any other campus department. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes names and addresses of three letter writers, with their CV, statement of research accomplishments (1-2 pages) and a project summary of not more than 4 pages describing the research goals, the proposed integration of approaches, and explains how the work will lead to progress on a major societal challenge in nutrition, energy, health or the environment. Applications must be made electronically at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00168.

Duration: Fellows are awarded a two year appointment.

Duties of the Fellow: In addition to conducting new research, the fellow would engage the community at UCD on three levels throughout the term of the fellowship:

The fellow would give a research seminar near the inception of their tenure as an introduction of themselves and their research to the life sciences community at UCD.
During the course of their tenure the fellow would offer a workshop or discussion series aimed at graduate students and others involving the transferal of new methods, tools, techniques or concepts to the UCD community. This might take the form of a focused workshop to demonstrate the utility of new analytical techniques or a more distributed discussion group that stretched over the course of fellow’s tenure. This activity will be defined in collaboration with the primary host PI and normally will take place during the second year of the postdoc.
The fellow would engage the non-academic community in some form of public outreach activity. This could be a lecture aimed at the general public, an outreach event at local schools, picnic day, etc.

Together with the development of a fellow’s research program these three activities will help prepare the fellow for the multiple demands of academic life: research, teaching, and outreach.

Salary and Research Support: Awardees will be paid a salary of $50,000 per year ($34K from CBS, $8K from the hosting department, and $4K from each of the two sponsoring faculty members plus 15.6039% for benefits and GAEL). While some research infrastructure will be supported by the host labs, to allow the scholar to pursue his or her research independent of grant funding from the host labs, a $10,000 per year research and travel budget will be provided by the college.

Selection Criteria:

Ph.D. in biological sciences or related field at the time of appointment (but not necessarily at the time of nomination, as we would want to consider very recent PhDs.)
Publication and prior research record that shows strong evidence of independent thinking and “superstar” potential
Proposed research agenda / project that capitalizes on different research strengths of the two sponsoring faculty at UC Davis.

EFFECTIVE: October 14, 2013


Great opportunity: Postdoc Fellowship at #UCDavis in Population Biology

EFFECTIVE: October 18, 2013

DEADLINE: December 16, 2013

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN POPULATION BIOLOGY–The Center for Population Biology at UC Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology,
phylogenetics, comparative biology, population genetics, and evolution. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD.

The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2014. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has a starting annual starting salary of $39,264 plus benefits, and $6,000 per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB faculty research groups. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. We also ask that each Fellow propose a workshop, discussion or lecture series that they could offer to the community of population biologists at UC Davis; faculty sponsors or the Director of CPB, Jay Stachowicz, can provide additional input on this aspect of the fellowship. For samples of past workshop abstracts and more information about UC Davis programs in population biology, see http://cpb.ucdavis.edu/!

ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research
accomplishments, a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research including potential faculty mentors, a brief (1 page or less) description of their proposed workshop, and copies of two
publications, all in PDF format at:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00177. Applicants should also provide the information requested for three referees. Once entered, applicants will electronically request letters from referees who will then be prompted by email with upload instructions. Refer to the on-line instructions for further information. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) should be submitted by December 16, 2013. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differe!
nces. E-mail questions to smmann@ucdavis.edu.

Assistant Professor Position in #Microbiology at UC Berkeley

Just got this ad — for a faculty position in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley. Looks interesting. Though of course if you are really good in microbiology you should really consider applying for the open position at UC Davis in the same area.

See https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00129/

And a PDF of the UC Davis ad:

Davis has some seriously amazing stuff going on in microbiology these days across diverse Departments and programs including

* a great Microbiology graduate group

* critical mass of people enough to have an annual retreat in host-microbe interactions with >100 participants

* researchers focusing on microbial questions across many schools including the Medical School (e.g., the Med. Micro. and Immunology department http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medmicro/ which I am part of) which just hosted a nice workshop on mucosal health
http://www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/confreg/?confid=651 and the Vet. School (e.g., http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/pmi/) and the College of Biological Sciences (http://microbiology.ucdavis.edu)

I could go on and on … Microbiology is going bonkers at UC Davis …

Bioinformatics Facility Director Position at UC Riverside


The Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a Ph.D. level bioinformatician to coordinate its bioinformatics research activities, data analysis workshop program and computing facility.

Bioinformatics Facility Director. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with accomplishments.

IIGB at the University of California, Riverside.

Successful candidates will join an innovative and multidisciplinary Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) that connects theoretical and experimental researchers from different departments in Life, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and various campus based Centers. The IIGB is organized around a 10,000 sq.ft. suite of Instrumentation Facilities that serve as a centralized, shared-use resource for faculty, staff and students, offering advanced tools in bioinformatics, microscopy, proteomics and genomics. Its bioinformatic component is equipped with a modern high-performance compute (HPC) infrastructure.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from a recognized university in bioinformatics; or combined degrees in computer science and a biological science; or a degree in either computer science combined with relevant experience in biological science; or a degree in a biological science combined with relevant experience in computer science. The successful candidate will have at least two years professional hands-on experience with next generation sequence data analysis, and basic knowledge of high-performance computing and cloud computing technologies. Another requirement is several years of professional experience with common programming languages/environments used in scientific data analysis, such as Python, R or C++. Experience with web development frameworks and relational database design will also be a plus.

The Bioinformatics Facility Director leads IIGB’s bioinformatics facility staff and manages its computational infrastructure. The incumbent will engage in collaborative research activities, contribute to scientific publications, and participate in the preparation of joint grant applications. The teaching expectations include the development of a state-of-the-art workshop program on scientific data analysis.

Review of applications will begin October 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should: (1) submit a curriculum vitae, (2) provide a statement of research interests, and (3) arrange to have three letters of reference sent on their behalf. All information should be addressed to:

Thomas Girke
Institute for Integrative Genome Biology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees.

Faculty positions in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology at the new Francis Crick Institute in London

Faculty positions for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Francis Crick Institute group leaders at the CRUK London Research Institute

An outstanding opportunity for computational research using approaches such as bioinformatics, genomics, systems biology, mathematical modelling, image analysis.

The Francis Crick Institute http://www.crick.ac.uk
The Francis Crick Institute will open at St Pancras in central London in 2015. Its research will use interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the biology of human health and disease, supported by core funding from CRUK, the MRC, and the Wellcome Trust, and by grants from UK and international funding agencies.

The Crick is expanding Computational Biology research as a key component of its scientific strategy. The institute will offer an outstanding environment for computational research, with excellent opportunities for wet/dry collaborations across the range of biomedical and clinical research disciplines, supported by a strategic alliance with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The new Crick laboratories will feature excellent computational facilities including a state-of-the-art data centre.

The London Research Institute http://www.london-research-institute.org.uk The London Research Institute (LRI) is the largest Cancer Research UK research institute, with 40 research groups focusing on fundamental cancer biology. The Institute is based in well-equipped laboratories at Lincoln’s Inn Fields in central London, and at Clare Hall in Hertfordshire.

Computational Biology in Cancer http://tinyurl.com/ohgnxw8
An outstanding opportunity for computational research using approaches such as bioinformatics, genomics, systems biology, mathematical modelling, image analysis. The LRI recruitment process for 2013 will carried out jointly with the Crick Institute. We shall appoint outstanding scientists seeking to establish independent and innovative research programmes focussed on:

Newly appointed group leaders will receive core funding for research personnel, travel and consumables, and access to the Institute’s comprehensive computational core facilities, backed by competitive employment terms. The new group leaders will move to the Crick laboratories in 2015.

Website: http://tinyurl.com/ohgnxw8
Application deadline: 22 November 2013
Informal enquiries may be made by e-mail to nicholas.luscombe@cancer.org.uk