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FACULTY POSITIONS IN INSECT VECTORED DISEASES AND MOSQUITO ECOLOGY

(posted March 2017)

The University of California, Riverside seeks outstanding candidates for four faculty positions in various aspects of insect-vectored diseases and mosquito ecology to be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. This cluster hire currently seeks collaborative scientists examining issues related to (1) human pathogen-insect vector interactions (Assistant rank), (2) mosquito ecology/evolution (Assistant rank), (3) infection and immunity in a mammalian system against vector-borne diseases (Assistant or Associate rank) and (4) bioinformatics and computational biology of human vector-borne diseases and their insect hosts (Assistant rank). Despite recent progress for understanding the biology and for the control of insect-vectored pathogens, vector-borne diseases continue to exert a major toll on humanity. In tropical countries, insect-borne diseases claim more than a million lives per year and impart a huge cost on often fragile economies. Recent outbreaks of vector-borne diseases illustrate that no nation is immune to potentially serious consequences from emerging and re-emerging pathogens. The Center for Disease Vector Research and the School of Medicine at U.C. Riverside include faculty utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to study vectors and their associated pathogens, and to ameliorate suffering from diseases caused by the insect-vectored pathogens. We seek to add highly motivated and talented faculty to synergize ongoing research activities and promote the development of innovative control strategies for both vectors and diseases they cause. These individuals will build on existing strengths in fundamental and applied research in disease vector research. We plan to hire four positions in this cluster over the next two years.

 The University of California at Riverside is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work.  This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative, please visit (clusterhiring.ucr.edu) or (academicpersonnel.ucr.edu).

 The successful candidates will hold an academic appointment in a department selected during the recruitment, with the option of a secondary cooperating faculty appointment if appropriate. Depending upon the department of appointment, the position may include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station, which includes the responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/aes/).

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. William Walton, Chair of the Insect Vectored Diseases and Mosquito Ecology Cluster Hire Search Committee at william.walton@ucr.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled with an anticipated start date of either July 1, 2017 or July 1, 2018.  Assistant level applicants should apply through: (https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00699). Senior applicants for the infection and immunity in a mammalian system against vector-borne diseases position should apply through   (https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00705). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (6 pages maximum), statements of research interests (3 pages maximum), teaching interests and philosophy (2 pages maximum), a statement of contributions to diversity (1 page maximum), copies of recent significant publications and names and contact information for four references.  Candidates applying for the Assistant Professor position will need to provide four names for letters of reference. Individuals applying for a position above the Assistant level will be required to provide names and contact details for confidential references.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

For additional information, including application instructions, please visit here.

FACULTY POSITIONS IN TRANSLATIONAL PLANT SCIENCES 

(posted October 26, 2015)

The University of California, Riverside seeks outstanding candidates for five faculty positions in Translational Plant Sciences to be filled at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. These individuals will build on existing strengths in plant biology and engineering to foster translation of basic research to applications in agriculture and biotechnology with the goal of
enhancing global food and fuel security, benefiting human health, and training the scientific workforce of the 21st century.

Targeted areas include synthetic biology, agricultural genomics, sensing technology, and bioprocessing. Individuals with competency in genome-scale systems biology, computational and quantitative biology, high-throughput phenotyping, metabolism, chemical biology, and synthetic biology platforms are suitable. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a record of excellence in research is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Qualified applicants should have a research program that is poised to contribute to the translation of discovery to real-world application. An additional requirement is a strong commitment to educational initiatives that prepare a diverse student body for the technological workforce.

This is part of a major new hiring initiative at UC Riverside that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in key areas and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster exciting cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation.

UC Riverside is internationally recognized for its excellence in plant biology and biological engineering. A goal of the cluster hire in Translational Plant Sciences will be to facilitate collaborative, cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial research that will incubate and propel basic studies into valuable products for society. The new faculty will join UC Riverside faculty, including
plant biologists, pathologists, nematologists, entomologists, chemists, chemical engineers and biological engineers, with research programs that interface with the agriculture and biotechnology sectors. These new faculty will also enhance the preparation of UC Riversides highly diverse student population for jobs in agriculture, biotechnology and engineering.

The successful candidates will hold an academic appointment in a department selected during the recruitment, with the option of a secondary cooperating faculty appointment if appropriate. Successful candidates will select an appropriate department and join a vibrant community of convergent discipline researchers in the Center for Plant Cell Biology  of the Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, which connects theoretical and experimental researchers from different departments. The IIGB is organized around facilities that serve as a centralized, shared use resource offering advanced tools and infrastructure for
genomic, bioinformatic, imaging and proteomic research

Depending upon the department of appointment, the position may include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station, which includes the responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. Application materials for the Assistant Professor position should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00438. Senior applicants should apply through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00441

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

ACADEMIC PERSONNEL POSITIONS

(Posted November 27, 2017)

 

Academic Coordinator – Bioinformatics

 

The INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE GENOME BIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE invites applications for a career-level Academic Coordinator position in our Bioinformatics Core Facility. Successful candidates will join the multidisciplinary Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) which bridges theoretical and experimental researchers in the Life Sciences and other campus based Centers. The IIGB is organized around an 11,000 sq. ft. suite of Instrumentation Facilities that serve as a centralized, shared-use resource for faculty, staff and students, offering advanced tools in bioinformatics, genomics, microscopy, proteomics, and metabolomics/lipidomics. The appropriate level for this position will be determined according to the candidate’s professional and academic experience at the time of hire.  

Competitive candidates will have an in-depth understanding of statistical methods and algorithms used in computational biology and genomics to model complex data sets from high-throughput Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) experiments, including development of scientific software. The position requires an understanding of biological research concepts and in-depth knowledge in extracting relevant conclusions from large datasets.  

The incumbent will manage the service operations of the Bioinformatics Core. The position will work with bioinformatics programming professionals, supervise team members and students, and provide support to faculty, students and postdocs in data analysis. The position will also develop, present, and teach training workshops (e.g., a state-of-the-art workshop program in large-scale data analysis) to on- and off-campus researchers and participate in training-related outreach.  

In addition to the essential service and teaching components, the position may engage in collaborative research activities, contribute as a team member to scientific publications, and participate in the preparation of joint grant applications.

Required:

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 three years professional hands-on experience with next generation sequence data analysis, such as RNASeq, de novo assembly, and genotyping, as well as basic knowledge of high-performance computing and cloud computing technologies.  Another requirement is three years of professional experience with common programming languages/environments used in scientific data analysis, specifically R and Bioconductor packages, but also Python and C++.

Strongly Preferred:

Experience with web development and relational database design is preferred.  Experience with proteomic and/or metabolomics datasets would be a plus.

Applicants are required to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three to five references. All materials should be submitted through AP Recruit online at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00870. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the Academic Coordinator/non-Senate Academic Staff ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

 

 


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