Available Positions in Biology
The Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology. We seek an outstanding individual with research interests in Microbial Ecology/Microbiology. We seek individuals whose biological research addresses interactions between environmental factors and microbial systems. The successful applicant will be expected to participate fully in our doctoral program in Environmental Health Science. Our broadly based doctoral program addresses environmental concerns that directly or indirectly affect human health and well-being from the global to the molecular levels. Successful applicants will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, train a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students from various backgrounds, make significant contributions to our Ph.D. program and undergraduate curriculum, and teach introductory and specialized upper division courses related to Microbiology. Synergies with faculty in related disciplines both within and across departments are encouraged. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Yash Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair. The evaluation of applications will begin December 5, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The position starts in August 2017. UNCG is especially proud of the diversity of its student body which is 46% ethnic minority (http://admissions.uncg.edu/discover-about.php). UNCG has been designated as a Minority Serving Institution since 2015 by the US Dept. of Education. Therefore, we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. UNCG is an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. EOE AA/M/F/D/V. For information about our Ph.D. program, see http://biology.uncg.edu/gradprograms/PhD_Environ_Health_Sci.html. To apply, visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty” (position #999049).
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ramji Bhandari to study molecular mechanisms underlying transgenerational inheritance of environmentally induced developmental origins of adverse health outcomes in medaka fish, a biomedical model. The project will focus on epigenetic changes (DNA methylation, histone modifications, and miRNAs) in germ cells and soma across many generations caused by developmental exposure to environmental estrogens.
The candidate will lead efforts to link epigenetic changes to transgenerational phenotypes, combining in vivo studies with cell-based molecular analyses. The candidate should be enthusiastic, scientifically rigorous, and able to drive an individual project. A track record of publications in developmental biology and epigenetics and experience with advanced molecular research techniques is required. A part of the project is next generation sequencing of epigenome and transcriptome. Prior experience in next generation sequencing data analysis (RNAseq and RRBS/WGBS) is not required, but is preferred.
The applicant should have a PhD in developmental biology, environmental epigenetics, or closely related biological sciences. Interests in environmental epigenetics and fish models is preferred. Preference will be given to the applicant with at least 1 year of working experience in environmental toxicology, developmental biology, R package, and fish model.
Please visit UNCG’s JobSearch website, https://jobsearch.uncg.edu, to submit a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, and email contacts for three references for position #1474.
The evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The position starts in December 2016.
UNCG is a minority-serving institution and an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing diversity. EOE AA/M/F/D/V