Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Track Associate Faculty position in Quantitative Cell and Developmental Biology
The Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology (MCDB) Department at UCLA, and UCLA’s Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences, seek to hire an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured track Associate Professor position with a research program that uses imaging, quantitative reasoning and/or computational approaches to address fundamental questions in cell or developmental biology.
The ideal candidate will lead a creative and impactful research program at the intersection of cell and developmental biology, microscopy, image analysis, and quantitative modeling. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: Systems analyses of developmental processes using live image data; reconstruction and analysis of cell lineages or cellular circuits; implementation of new approaches to visualize and study subcellular processes at high temporal or spatial resolution; computational modeling of biological phenomena in conjunction with experimental image data.
UCLA hosts thriving communities of cell and developmental biologists, computational biologists, and a growing group of scientists at their intersection. The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching missions in cell/developmental and quantitative/computational biology. Successful applicants should convey their commitment to excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and contributions to diversity and inclusion. A PhD or equivalent degree in molecular, cell, or developmental biology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering, physics, mathematics, or computer science or related fields.
Questions regarding the position should be sent to Alvaro Sagasti at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following materials should be submitted online: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement, including past accomplishments and future plans, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a statement describing the applicant’s accomplishments and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion (6) up to 3 key papers exemplifying the applicant’s research accomplishments, and (7) three reference letters. Submit materials to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03298 Application review will begin on
October 31, 2017.
As UCLA is California’s largest university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from backgrounds traditionally under- represented in the sciences.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).
Faculty position in Quantitative Microbial Ecology
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the new Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio) at the University of California, Los Angeles are searching for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor.
We seek quantitative and computational biologists who study the ecology or evolution of microbes, at the level of populations or communities, including microbiomes, free-living microbes, microbial symbionts and pathogens. The competitive applicant will apply fundamental principles of ecology or evolutionary biology, in conjunction with quantitative approaches, to understand the dynamics of microbial systems. Research on naturally-occurring (terrestrial, aquatic or marine) or laboratory systems will be considered, and research with implications for health is welcome but not essential. Quantitative empirical approaches (including experiments) and use of cutting edge technologies are encouraged, as is potential to synergize with UCLA’s strong biomedical research community via connections across disciplines and spatial scales.
UCLA boasts thriving research communities in ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as in genomics, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling and computational systems biology. There is a strong and growing community of microbiology and microbiome researchers on campus (http://www.microbiome.ucla.edu/), and excellent opportunities to interface with biomedical or environmental science programs. UCLA has outstanding resources, including the UC Natural Reserve System, the NSF Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Molecular Biology Institute, the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health. This joint position will support the new faculty member to contribute to educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level associated with the missions of QCBio and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit materials online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03251 . Please include (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement covering both past accomplishments and future plans, (4) teaching statement, (5) statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (6) 2-3 significant and relevant publications, and (7) names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates must have a PhD within the field of Biology, Microbiology, Computational Sciences or other relevant discipline and an established track record of productivity and innovative research in microbial ecology and/or evolution, and should convey their commitment to excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and contributions to diversity. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Jamie Lloyd-Smith (email@example.com).
As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under- represented minorities in the sciences. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website (https://www.apo.ucla.edu/) or the UC Office of the President’s website (http://www.ucop.edu/).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).
RESEARCHER POSITION IN BIOINFORMATICS
UCLA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) is seeking a full-time Professional Researcher in Bioinformatics. The David Geffen School of Medicine is undertaking several large systems biology and genomics studies involving cohorts of patients and mouse models of immune related diseases; these represent a fertile ecosystem for collaborative studies involving data analysis, data driven modeling, and knowledge–based mechanistic models. The position is a 12-month Non-Senate position appointment with all responsibilities of a non-teaching faculty and is governed by the Faculty Code of Conduct. The successful incumbent may function as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on intramural and extramural grants and as a research mentor for staff, postdoctoral and/or student researchers and will receive intellectual and administrative support from the department of MIMG as well as the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio) and the QCB Collaboratory (http://qcb.ucla.edu).
Interested candidates should apply on-line by Dec 31, 2017 on this site:
Start date: March 1, 2018 or as mutually agreeable.
Specific responsibilities and required qualifications:
- Lead the bioinformatics and data analysis research of current collaborative projects.
- Summarize and Present findings for in person or phone/skype discussions within the collaborative consortia.
- Interface with other NIH-funded project consortia
- Lead or assist in the development of manuscripts
- Lead or assist in the development of other collaborative or independent projects supported by extra-mural funding
Competitive applicants will have PhD degree in a bioscience discipline, and a minimum of 3 years’ of research experience in computational biology or bioinformatics. Rank and salary will be commensurate with expertise and prior experience.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws.
The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. It is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body as it responds to the changing population and education needs of California and the nation.