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ASU School of Molecular Sciences Employment Opportunities

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Cryo-EM (JOB#11372)
School of Molecular Sciences
Arizona State University

The School of Molecular Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Center for Applied Structural Discovery (CASD) in the Biodesign Institute invite applications for an Assistant, Associate, or full Professor with demonstrated applied and theoretical expertise and international standing in the field of cryo electron microscopy (cryo-EM). Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be jointly-appointed in the School of Molecular Sciences (tenure home) and CASD. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2016.

Building on its long history as an international leader in electron microscopy instrumentation/methods and its current leadership in serial femtosecond crystallography with X-ray free electron lasers, ASU has recently developed competitive programs in the determination of the structure and dynamics of protein using NMR and standard X-ray crystallography. The addition of cryo-EM to existing capabilities and other new initiatives (cutting-edge compact X-ray light sources), positions CASD as among the most exciting, cutting-edge research environments for applied structural biology.CASD is the recipient of an NSF MRI grant for state-of-the-art cryo-EM, FEI Krios (300 kV) which is suitable for both tomography (High tilt) and single particle (high resolution). The instrument is equipped with 3 detectors, including the Gatan K2., which enables ASU to engage in structural discovery at the forefront of what is possible using high resolution cryo-EM.

ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area located in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities. ASU tops the 2015 U.S. News & World Report list of the most innovative schools in the US. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranked ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (since 2015: School of Molecular Sciences) 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact.

The successful candidate is expected to assume directorship of our new NSF-funded CASD Southwest Center for cryo-EM, develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; drive technology developments and cutting edge science in the field of cryo-EM; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in professional and university service; cultivate productive collaborations within CASD, the Biodesign Institute, and across the university; and develop a dynamic and productive network of regional, national, and international collaborations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in cryo-EM
  • Doctorate in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or a related field
  • Potential / Ability to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, with national and international impact
  • A strong, articulated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired Qualifications (commensurate with rank and years of experience):

  • Applied practical expertise in single-particle and/or tomographic imaging
  • Interest in theoretical methods and algorithms development in cryo-EM
  • Experience working in a cross-disciplinary/interdisciplinary environment
  • An outstanding record of research accomplishments

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum vitae that contains a list of all publications (including titles of publications) and contact information including current e-mails for three references. References may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate’s approval.
(3) A succinct outline of future research plans, and
(4) A statement of teaching philosophy and interests.

This pdf document must be submitted via the employment portal found at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 7th; if not filled, review of applications will continue weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the Center for Applied Structural Discovery, a Center within the Biodesign Institute, and the School of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and the Title IX statement is found at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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Assistant Professor in (Bio) Molecular Energy Transduction (JOB# 11371)
School of Molecular Sciences
Arizona State University

The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Center for Applied Structural Discovery (CASD) at the Biodesign Institute invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with experience in (bio) molecular energy transduction. The projected start date is August 2016. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be jointly-appointed in the School of Molecular Sciences (tenure home) and CASD.

The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team of research groups in CASD. CASD uses revolutionary technology to develop novel energy conversion systems. Our goal is to adapt the mechanism of energy conversion in natural systems to produce stable, highly efficient man-made systems. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research complements our interdisciplinary research team which includes expertise in chemistry, physics and biology. The research will be integrated into the existing strength of the Center, such as the development of novel X-ray technology with Free Electron Lasers for the study of biological systems with high impact in medicine and bioenergy conversion. Areas of research might include but are not limited to: natural and artificial photosynthesis, structure and dynamics of light-driven biological and/or molecular systems, ultrafast spectroscopy, (bio) molecular catalysis related to energy conversion, application and development of advanced biophysical methods that provide dynamic and structural information, and/or synthetic biology.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in professional and university service; and establish strong collaborations, both within ASU and at the national and international level.

ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities and ASU tops the 2015 U.S. News & World Report list of most innovative schools in the US. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranked ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (School of Molecular Sciences since August, 2015) 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Bioengineering or a related field
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program
  • An outstanding record of research accomplishments
  • A strong commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral experience in the field of energy transduction systems
  • A strong, articulated commitment to working in an interdisciplinary environment

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum vitae that contains a list of all publications including titles and contact information including current e-mails for three references. References may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate’s approval.
(3) A succinct outline of future research plans, and
(4) A statement of teaching philosophy and interests.
This pdf document must be submitted via the employment portal found at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 7th; if not filled, review of applications will continue weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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Teaching Assistant (TA)

Each semester, the School of Molecular Sciences accepts applications for part time (~10 hours per week) and full-time (~20 hours per week) undergraduate TA positions. Undergraduate TAs receive a salary of $12 per hour, while gaining valuable teaching experience in our lower-division (100 and 200-level) courses. If you have a strong academic background, have completed coursework through at least Organic Chemistry, are enrolled in at least one unit of classes at ASU, and have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, you are encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted yea r-round and considered 1-2 weeks before each academic semester.

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External Career and Research Opportunities

ACS SCI SCHOLARS
Summer Industrial Internship Program for Undergraduates (Summer 2016)

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is pleased to offer the SCI Scholars Program, which provides exceptional chemistry and chemical engineering students with 10-week internships during the summer of 2016. If you plan to pursue a career in chemical industry, apply for this opportunity to build your skills and gain valuable experience!

http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/students/college/experienceopp/scischolars/sci-scholars-2016-flyer-for-web.pdf


Tenure-Track Faculty posittion at University of Redland

POSITION: Open Rank, Tenure-Track
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
AVAILABLE: September 2016
POSTING DATE: August 7, 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled (application review will begin October 16, 2015)

DESCRIPTION: The University of Redlands invites applications for a tenure track position to begin fall 2016. Teaching responsibilities will include biochemistry, organic chemistry, and general chemistry

The University of Redlands is a small, undergraduate, liberal arts university with excellent opportunities for collaboration in research and teaching. The Department of Chemistry possesses a wide variety of modern instrumentation and extensive computer facilities. More information on the University and the Chemistry Department is available at www.redlands.edu.

POSITION CRITERIA: A Ph.D. and demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching are required. The successful candidate will also develop and sustain a research program at the interface of biology and chemistry that actively integrates undergraduate students.


TO APPLY: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research plans; also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to ChemSearch@redlands.edu.

In compliance with The Americans with Disability Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call (909) 748-8040.
SUBMISSION OF A RESUME OR APPLICATION INDICATES AGREEMENT THAT THE UNIVERSITY MAY VERIFY


Tenure Track Faculty Position Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Atlanta, GA 30332-0400

Information is available on this website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6003

THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the development of any aspect of chemistry or biochemistry related to feedstocks from renewable and sustainable sources. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, functional biomaterials, catalysis, energy harvesting and storage, efficient syntheses and processes, and plant bioengineering and synthetic biology. Opportunities for significant interaction with and support from the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech (www.bioproducts.gatech.edu) will be available. Candidates with interdisciplinary research programs may be considered for joint appointments with other campus units.

Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. Candidates at advanced levels should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6003

The application deadline is October 15, 2015, with application review continuing until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.


University of Maryland

FACULTY POSITION IN
THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

Information is available on this website: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/35795

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting August, 2016. We seek candidates performing innovative research in organic chemistry, broadly defined. Scientists pursuing research directed toward contemporary application areas at the interface of organic chemistry with biology, materials or analytical chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. The criteria for selection will be proven excellence and outstanding potential for scientific impact through original research and scholarship.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop vigorous externally funded research programs and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. A key department in the College of Computer Science, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty participate in major University and federally-funded Centers, and enjoy close interactions and collaborations with nearby government labs that include NIH, NRL, FDA, and NIST. The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D. C., Baltimore, and Marylandís 270 Technology Corridor.

Applications, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan statements (3 pages per plan), statement of educational interests, and three references, must be submitted electronically to: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/35795


University of Kentucky

Assistant Professor – Biological Chemistry

Details of the position and instructions for submission of applications can be found on this website http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/77774.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 2016. The successful candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology and will have earned a Ph.D. in one of these or a closely related subject. Specific areas of interest include the control and engineering of cellular systems (e.g., in microalgae, cyanobacteria and/or bacteria) for the production of high value chemicals such as carotenoids, enhanced lipid or protein content, etc.

Candidates should have a strong academic record reflecting innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research. The Chemistry Department has close ties to the Center for Applied Energy Research, the Department of Biology, the College of Pharmacy, and a number of research centers focusing on the life sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with relevant research groups in these units and will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in biochemistry and organic chemistry.

Interested applicants should submit five documents: a letter of application (Cover Letter); a curriculum vita (Curriculum Vita); a detailed description of research plans (Specific Request 1 – please visit the website for the Center for Applied Energy Research, http://www.caer.uky.edu, and describe how you could benefit from and support the ongoing research activities at CAER); description of space and facility needs (Specific Request 2 – please describe your research space and major instrument access requirements); and a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests (Specific Request 3 – please list the specific courses that you would be interested in teaching as well as any new courses you would be interested in developing. A complete list of courses currently offered by the department may be viewed at http://www.uky.edu/registrar/sites/www.uky.edu.registrar/files/CHE_12.pdf). Also provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Initial consideration of applications will begin Oct. 14, 2015. The application deadline is November 25, 2015.

Details of the position and instructions for submission of applications can be found on this website http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/77774.