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Position in Cell Biology

Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology (GCDB) Program

The GCDB Program at Indiana University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a specific research emphasis in eukaryotic cell biology. We are especially interested in candidates whose research complements and/or extends our existing strengths in chromatin structure, genome replication, the DNA damage response, mitosis, meiosis, the cytoskeleton, and signal transduction. Exceptional scientists with a strong record of applying cutting-edge approaches to basic questions in eukaryotic cell biology are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will receive a generous start-up package and lab space along with access to state-of-the-art facilities for light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, structural biology, genomics and bioinformatics, protein analysis, and molecular biology. Our faculty members are expected to establish and maintain a vigorous well-funded research program and to participate in both undergraduate and graduate education. 

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have relevant postdoctoral experience with a strong record of research accomplishments. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement and a list of three (or more) references to be sent using the submission link at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/952. Please address inquires to Jennifer Tarter jenjones@indiana.edu; (812) 856-3984; 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405-3700. Applications received by October 15, 2014 will be assured of full consideration.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Position in Genomics

Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology (GCDB) Program

The Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Program at Indiana University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in Genomics at the level of assistant professor. Candidates should have well-developed research programs that apply cutting-edge genomic approaches to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying important aspects of eukaryotic biology, including gene regulation, epigenetics, development, or evolution.  More senior candidates with outstanding credentials in research and extramural funding may also be considered. The Department of Biology and affiliated departments and programs represent more than 60 research labs housed in 3 adjacent buildings, providing ample opportunities for collaboration.  The applicant will have access to outstanding resources including state-of-the-art facilities for genomics and bioinformatics, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, biophysical instrumentation, and computing.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree and have relevant postdoctoral experience with a strong record of research accomplishments. Faculty members are expected to establish vigorous well-funded research programs and to participate in undergraduate/graduate education.  Applications received by October 15, 2014 will be assured of full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (past, present, and planned), up to three PDFs of re-prints/pre-prints, and arrange for three letters of references to be submitted at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/957. Please address inquires to Jennifer Tarter at (812) 856-3984; jenjones@indiana.edu; 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405-3700.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

(posted online 14 August 2014)

Position in Prokaryotic Biology

Microbiology Program

The Microbiology Program in the Indiana University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Prokaryotic Biology at the level of assistant professor. We are particularly interested in scientists exploring the systems biology, physiology, development, cell biology, and/or pathogenesis of prokaryotes, although all areas will be considered.  This position is part of a significant, continuing expansion in the life sciences at IU Bloomington and represents an exceptional opportunity to join a strong microbiology program and new interdisciplinary initiatives. The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive startup package and salary and will have access to outstanding research resources, including state-of-the-art facilities for genomics and bioinformatics, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, protein analysis, analytical chemistry, biophysical instrumentation, and crystallography.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have relevant postdoctoral experience with a strong record of research accomplishments. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and to participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications received by October 1, 2014, will be assured of full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a research statement (5 pages emphasizing current and planned research), a statement of teaching interests (1 page), a list of three (or more) references, and up to 3 PDFs of published and/or submitted manuscripts using the submissions link at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/938. For questions about the application procedure, please contact Jennifer Tarter (jenjones@indiana.edu) or by mail at 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405-3700. For all other questions, please contact Dan Kearns (dbkearns@indiana.edu). 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

(posted online 14 August 2014)

Position in Virology

Microbiology Program

The Microbiology Program in the Indiana University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Virology at the level of assistant professor. We are particularly interested in scientists examining the interaction between viruses and host cells (bacteria, plants, animal, or archaea) at the molecular and cellular level. Applicants working on virus or bacteriophage structure and assembly, and virus evolution will also be considered. This position is part of a significant, continuing expansion in the life sciences at IU Bloomington and represents an exceptional opportunity to join a strong Microbiology Program and new interdisciplinary initiatives linked with Programs in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Plant Biology, Biotechnology, and the Medical Sciences. The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive startup package and salary and will have access to outstanding research resources, including state-of-the-art facilities for genomics and bioinformatics, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, protein analysis, analytical chemistry, biophysical instrumentation, and crystallography.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have relevant postdoctoral experience with a strong record of research accomplishments. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, and to participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications received by October 1, 2014, will be assured of full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research (past, present, and planned), copies of manuscripts submitted or in press, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent.  Please use the submissions link at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/928.  Please address inquires to Jennifer Tarter at (812) 856-3984 or 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405-3700.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

(posted online 15 August 2014)


Lecturer and Academic Specialist Positions top

(none currently posted)

Postdoctoral Positions top

Postdoc on Horizontal Gene Transfer and Genome Evolution

An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available to work on a collaborative project between the labs of Dr. Jeff Palmer (Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington) and Dr. Claude dePamphilis (Department of Biology, Penn State University, University Park). This project is a follow-up to papers on the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes of the basal angiosperm Amborella that were led by our labs and published in the Dec. 20, 2013, issue of Science. The project focuses on evolutionary gene transfer, including transfer of mitochondrial and plastid sequences to the nucleus of Amborella, and the extensive horizontal transfer of foreign mitochondrial sequences to the mitochondrion of Amborella.

This is a strictly bioinformatic/comparative genomic project involving extensive analysis of genome-scale sequence data. A Ph.D. in computational biology, evolutionary genetics, or a related field is required, and proficiency in computer programming is expected. Competitive candidates will have a strong record of prior publication in genome-scale data analysis, including bioinformatic pipeline construction, phylogenomics, and/or genome evolution. This position is funded for two years, with continued appointment dependent upon availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and full benefits are included.

To apply, please submit, as a single unified PDF, a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a C.V., and contact information for three professional references to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1258 or Dee Verostko, 1001 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47405. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Jeff Palmer (jpalmer@indiana.edu) or Claude dePamphilis (cwd3@psu.edu).

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

(posted online 18 November 2014)


Research Positions top

Research Associate, Animal Behavior Lab

The Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) is seeking a Research Associate to serve as the director of a common research laboratory housed in the Department of Biology that serves animal behaviorists studying the genetic and neuroendocrine basis of behavior. The successful candidate will be expected to perform a range of molecular, genetic, and endocrine techniques (e.g., PCR, genotyping, sequencing, steroid and protein hormone assays, western blots, microsatellite analysis with GeneMapper software), train students in these procedures, and supervise the general operations of the laboratory (safety, supplies, personnel, regulatory compliance). A master's degree or equivalent is required; prior experience in at least some of the needed techniques is expected. The successful candidate must be able to work with a diverse group of people; a three-year commitment is expected. A competitive salary plus benefits provided. December 1, 2014, start date possible. To apply, submit a letter of application and CV that lists the names and contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1225 or Attn: Dee Verostko, 1001 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405-7005. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for best consideration, apply by November 15, 2014.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

(posted online 6 November 2014)


Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.  Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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