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Jobs we found on Twitter

8/18/2017 3:28:13 PM

If you’re looking for a reason to start using Twitter, job hunting is among the better. Principal investigators frequently post openings in their labs or neighboring labs, and you can get to know companies by observing how they use the platform. Here are some of the jobs we found on Twitter recently.

Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.) is looking to fill a tenure-track position in either microbiology or computational biology. This position, which is in the Department of Biological Sciences, requires a Ph.D. and at least two years of postdoctoral experience. The posting says: “She/he will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program in either Microbiology, including, but not limited to, prokaryotic biology, microbiome, pathogen-host interactions, immunology or viral replication/pathogenesis; or Computational Biology, including, but not limited to, population genetics, ecological or evolutionary genomics, conservation, quantitative genetics, comparative genomics, epidemiology, or computational neuroscience.” Tweeted by Kristen DeAngelis of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst‏ (@kristenobacter).

The University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.) is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in applied bioinformatics. This primarily undergraduate institution expects the assistant professor to “teach undergraduate courses in the areas of molecular biology/genetics from the introductory level through upper-division courses, including a course in applied bioinformatics, and work with faculty to incorporate applied bioinformatics and computational biology into new and existing courses within the biology curriculum.” This person will teach one class and three lab sections (or the equivalent) and start a research program that includes undergraduates. Ph.D. required. Postdoctoral experience preferred. Tweeted by Mark O. Martin of the University of Puget Sound (@markowenmartin).

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, Texas) is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor of biochemistry. The listing says: “The department is strongly research-oriented with major programs in metabolism and metabolic regulation, cancer biology, chemical biology, parasite biology, chemistry and drug discovery. We are particularly interested in strong candidates who wish to study molecular mechanisms of important biological processes and who will complement our existing strengths.” Tweeted by the Kohler Lab at UT Southwestern (@LabKohler).

The University of Minnesota (Twin Cities campus) is seeking postdoctoral researchers for its engineering in oncology laboratory. The posting says: “We actively utilize advanced quantitative imaging, cell and matrix mechanics, tissue engineering and cell/molecular biology/genetics approaches in our interdisciplinary cancer research program.” It lists four “areas of inquiry:” intravital imaging of cell populations, immune mechanobiology studies, stromal re-engineering and microfluidic technologies. The ideal applicant should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, biophysics, quantitative biology immunology or a related field. Plus, it’s “highly desirable that candidates be experienced in essential techniques in molecular and cellular biology such as tissue culture, infection of cells, PCR, Western blotting, IHC, IF, and fluorescent microscopy.” Tweeted by Paolo Provenzano (@ppproven) of the University of Minnesota, the principal investigator whose lab has the openings.

The University of Minnesota (Twin Cities campus) also is seeking postdocs for the lab led by Laurie Parker. The lab studies protein phosphorylation and is developing “multi-omics workflows for cancer biomarker discovery using data-independent mass spectrometry.” Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical biology or a related field. The listing says candidates with experience with “peptide synthesis and analysis, cellular optical imaging techniques and/or protein biophysics” will be prioritized. Tweeted by Matt Yousefzadeh (@MattYousefzadeh) of The Scripps Research Institute in Florida.

Importantly, Chemjobber (@Chemjobber) and Andrew Spaeth (@not_org_chem) have put together a list of more than 100 tenure-track openings in chemistry. See it here.

Finally, if you’re totally burned out from job hunting, give this crazy Craigslist ad a look. Maybe it’ll put things into perspective. Hat tip: Olivia Coonti (@olliegrace).

Shameless plug: In case you missed it, ASBMB Today’s August issue has a special section on careers. Here’s a peek at the contents:

Angela Hopp is ASBMB’s communications director and ASBMB Today’s executive editor. Follow her on Twitter.


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