Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics, Northern Arizona University, Department of Biological Sciences

Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Molecular Genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences, with an expected start date of August 2020.

The position is broadly defined and candidates may include researchers that leverage human cells/tissue or model organisms as a research focus to address developmental, physiological, genetic, epigenetic and environmental interactions in generating phenotypes, de novo pathway construction, and mechanisms of regulation across levels of biological organization. Candidates that employ wet bench, bioinformatic, and evolutionary approaches (e.g., cellular and molecular techniques, transcriptomics, genomics, metagenomics, metabolomics, comparative organismal evolution) to explore the molecular mechanisms of organism health and development are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will: (1) contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Biological Sciences to educate students and trainees in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, including through mentoring of undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral fellows; (2) maintain an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; and (3) perform service for the department, university, and profession.

Priority will be given to candidates who are able to work within a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that includes active researchers in the Department of Biological Sciences as well as the research centers of CHER (Center for Health Equity Research), PMI (The Pathogen & Microbiome Institute), ECOSS (The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society), MPCER (The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research), and TGen (The Translational Genomics Research Institute), as well as with NAU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and SICCS (School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems).

Minimum Qualifications

• PhD in biological sciences or a closely related field.
• Minimum one-year post-doctoral research experience as of August 2020.
• Demonstrated experience as an effective classroom teacher.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to contribute to the Bachelor of Science Degree program in the Biomedical Sciences through teaching of upper division (300/400 level) in disciplines such as molecular genetics, genomics, and developmental biology, as well as the enthusiasm to develop new courses to support Biomedical Sciences’ undergraduate degree progression.
• Experience utilizing cutting-edge molecular biology techniques (e.g., gene manipulation, genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, metabolomics, epigenetics, etc.) and integrating data to elucidate fundamental mechanisms and solve biological challenges with implications for human and environmental health.
• Demonstrated research expertise as evidenced by an outstanding scholarly record (i.e., publications and grants).
• Demonstrated effectiveness as a research mentor of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral research associates.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Experience and approaches that complement existing NAU Biology faculty areas of expertise.
• Demonstrated success in collaborative, interdisciplinary, integrative, and translational research.
• Experience with or commitment to working with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Job ID: 604694

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona

For more details, see the official job posting here.

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