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Oregon Health & Science University: Faculty Recruitment

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) currently has a number
of open faculty positions for junior/mid-career scientists at the
Vollum Institute and is very interested in diversifying the applicant
pool and thereby adding more URM faculty. The subject areas include:
Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Cell, Neuroscience, Cellular and
Molecular Biology, Molecular Biology, Biology, Systems Biology,
Neurobiology, and Structural Biology.

The deadline is quickly approaching on Dec 1, 2016 and qualified
candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to

The job posting is here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7768

You can learn more research at OHSU here: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/
For more about the Vollum Institute visit:

For more information, contact Letisha Wyatt, Ph.D. at wyattl@ohsu.edu

Postdoctoral Opportunity at Stanford University

An exciting postdoctoral training opportunity is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mirna Mustapha in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University.  The Mustapha Lab’s primary research focus is to understand the genetics of deafness at the molecular, cellular and physiological levels.  The selected candidate will study the mechanisms involved in synapse functional maturation during cochlear development.

Candidates must have a PhD in genetics, developmental biology, physiology, neurobiology or a related bioscience discipline.  Applicants within 6 months of completing the PhD degree will also be considered.  The ideal candidate would have prior experience in mouse genetics and microscope imaging, or demonstrate potential interest in this area.

The candidate will be expected to play a key role in an active research team through motivation, collaboration, contribution to the Lab’s current research projects, and publications.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required.  Applicants who contribute to diversity, broadly defined, are encouraged to apply.  Members of the Mustapha Lab greatly benefit from collaborations and interactions with outstanding scientists within and outside the Department.

To apply, send a CV, names of references, and a one-page statement of research interests to Dr. Mirna Mustapha: mirnam@stanford.edu

UCSF’s IRACDA program accepting applications through April 8

The University of California, San Francisco is one of 19 universities in the United States to offer postdoctoral fellowships through the Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA/NIGMS).  Now in our 7th year, our fellows receive an intensive research and teaching experience, and our program alumnae/i have gone on to tenure-track teaching and research positions, as well as research and policy positions in state and federal agencies.

The application deadline is April 8, 2014.

Visit our website at http://postdocs.ucsf.edu/postdoctoral/isis for more information or to download the application.

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Postdoctoral Associate position open

The Macromolecular Diffraction Facility of the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (MacCHESS) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to continue development of the pressure cryocooling method (Kim et al. Acta Cryst. D61, 881-890 (2005), Kim et al. J. Appl. Crystallog. 46, 234-241 (2013)) and to apply pressure cryocooling to areas such as trapping of intermediates in biochemical reactions, preparation of samples for diffraction and imaging experiments, and elucidation of the effects of pressure on macromolecular structure.

A Ph.D. degree in structural biology, biophysics, or a related field is required.  Experience in hands-on development of sample-handling methods is desirable, and experience working at a synchrotron source is a plus.  In addition to pursuing his/her own study of pressure effects, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with research groups wishing to apply pressure cryocooling to their samples.

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Appointments are for one year at a time and can be renewed for up to 3 years total, contingent upon availability of funds and employee performance.

The Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) serves a world-wide user base of structural biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers.   MacCHESS is an NIH-supported National Resource providing support for structural biology at CHESS.   MacCHESS is a heavily team-oriented environment. Good clear communication skills are a must, including fluency in the English language.

Applications should be submitted at http://academicjobsonline.org/ (posting #3850) and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, a detailed summary of research experience and interests.  Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded, as per instruction on the academicjobsonline website.

For information about the position, contact Dr. Marian Szebenyi  at dms35@cornell.edu.

Cornell is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.