Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics
Company: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
Posted on: November 5, 2019
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.
General Information Northern Arizona University is a 31,073-student
institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season
community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco
Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its
graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All
faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help
students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to
a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For
information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the
Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
- PhD in biological sciences or a closely related field.
- Minimum one-year post-doctoral research experience as of August
- Demonstrated experience as an effective classroom teacher.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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