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Professional Positions


🔵 Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (3 posts), School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Posting Date: 28 March 2017
Closing Date: 30 April 2017

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointments as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (3 posts) in the School of Biological Sciences, preferably to commence on October 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts will initially be made on a three-year term basis with consideration for tenure during the second three-year appointment.

The Faculty of Science is one of the larger faculties with 123 academic staff in five departments (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics and Actuarial Science) and one school (Biological Sciences, with 40 academic staff). The Faculty provides a supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and to invest in areas of internationally competitive activity. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/. In addition, the Faculty is committed to gender equality and is looking to promote women in science as such the Faculty and the School will particularly welcome applications from women who are currently under-represented at these levels. They will also be happy to consider applications from individuals with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions.

Applicants must have a substantial record of quality research, and should be able to enhance the School's international reputation. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.sbs.hku.hk/. The appointees are expected to strengthen at least one of the three research clusters in the School of Biological Sciences, viz. Endocrinology, Plant Science, or Ecology & Biodiversity (which includes activities at the Swire Institute of Marine Science). They will also be encouraged to develop interdisciplinary collaborations between these three clusters and other departments within the Faculty. It is anticipated that the appointees will have a light teaching load during the first contract.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor D. Dudgeon, Director of the School (e-mail: biosch@hku.hk). Applicants should indicate which research cluster they intend to align with and send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter setting out how they would contribute to at least one of the School's three research clusters, and three reference letters to scsbs@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Interviews are expected to be held between June 19 and 23, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.


🔵 Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (3 posts), School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Posting Date: 28 March 2017
Closing Date: 30 April 2017

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointments as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (3 posts) in the School of Biological Sciences, preferably to commence on October 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts will initially be made on a three-year term basis with consideration for tenure during the second three-year appointment.

The Faculty of Science is one of the larger faculties with 123 academic staff in five departments (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics and Actuarial Science) and one school (Biological Sciences, with 40 academic staff). The Faculty provides a supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and to invest in areas of internationally competitive activity. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/. In addition, the Faculty is committed to gender equality and is looking to promote women in science as such the Faculty and the School will particularly welcome applications from women who are currently under-represented at these levels. They will also be happy to consider applications from individuals with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions.

Applicants must have a substantial record of quality research, and should be able to enhance the School's international reputation. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.sbs.hku.hk/. The appointees are expected to strengthen at least one of the three research clusters in the School of Biological Sciences, viz. Endocrinology, Plant Science, or Ecology & Biodiversity (which includes activities at the Swire Institute of Marine Science). They will also be encouraged to develop interdisciplinary collaborations between these three clusters and other departments within the Faculty. It is anticipated that the appointees will have a light teaching load during the first contract.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor D. Dudgeon, Director of the School (e-mail: biosch@hku.hk). Applicants should indicate which research cluster they intend to align with and send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter setting out how they would contribute to at least one of the School's three research clusters, and three reference letters to scsbs@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Interviews are expected to be held between June 19 and 23, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.


🔵 Preparator (Vertebrate Paleontology), The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM), Los Angeles, California, USA

Posting Date: 14 April 2017
Closing Date: 15 May 2017

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) seeks a Preparator to oversee the fossil preparation program for its vertebrate fossil collections.

The successful candidate will manage the daily operations of the Preparation Lab in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology. Preparation will be based on priorities set by the curatorial staff including new projects and existing collections. Work will involve preparation and conservation of both micro- and macro-fossil specimens. In addition to mechanical preparation, experience with acid preparation is desirable. The candidate will supervise and train volunteers and students in fossil preparation. He/she will be responsible for documenting and archiving all preparation activities in conjunction with collections staff and order supplies accordingly. He/she will manage the lab’s safety including chemical storage and personnel equipment. The successful candidate will be experienced in using and caring for all necessary lab tools including specialized ones, such as air scribes and air abraders. He/she will be knowledgeable about and capable of overseeing the use of consolidants, the handling of large specimens, building support cradles, and making molds and casts. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digitization techniques that help inform preparation and conservation of specimens, but those willing to experiment with novel techniques and tools will also be considered.

The successful candidate will have a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of two years of demonstrated professional experience in a fossil preparation lab and with fieldwork. He/she will demonstrate a high level of professional skill, innovation, and cooperativeness. Exceptional manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, attention to detail and interpersonal relations, as well as outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills are required. The position requires a California (or other valid) driver’s license, the ability to lift heavy objects, and to operate in non-office conditions. Experience with collection databases, particularly Emu software, is highly desirable. This is not a research position.

The NHM’s mission is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. Our strategic intent – “To be the best at communicating how our planet and life on it changes overtime and why this matters”- guides our priorities for the next decade. The ability to communicate effectively and engage with a wide variety of audiences, including the public and the NHM’s various stakeholders is paramount. The Preparator will actively participate in a broad range of museum activities, such as training educators, public communications, media interactions, fundraising, and citizen science initiatives. The candidate must possess a positive attitude and be proactive with regards to public engagement.

This is a full-time hourly position with an initial two-year appointment amendable for additional years depending on availability of funding. Work may include occasional weekends. Application deadline is May 15th 2017. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary history, and the full contact information of at least three professional references to thayden@nhm.org. Natural History Museum Preparator Search, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


🔵 Human Anatomy Instructor/Coordinator, Department of Biology at California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, USA

Posting Date: 15 February 2017
Closing Date: 1 June 2017

The Department of Biology at California State University San Bernardino seeks an instructor and coordinator for it's human anatomy and physiology courses for allied health science students. The official ad is copied below. It is open broadly to qualified applicants with teaching experience in these areas. Whereas it is not restricted to VP types, I would anticipate many would be qualified to apply.

Please note, the position is not a tenure track position, but it does offer a position in a department with strong paleobiological and functional morphological interests. Folks on the ground at CSUSB include: Angela Horner (mammal biomechanics), Tomasz Owerkowitz (archosaur cardiovascular function and paleobiology), Stuart Sumida (Late Paleozoic tetrapods), Eric Scott (Adjunct, Pleistocene mammals), and a host of graduate students. Opportunities exist for collaboration with vertebrate paleontologists at the nearby Alf Museum of Paleontology and Western University of Health Sciences.

Please see the ad below:
California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of:
Biology/Anatomy and Physiology ­Full­Time Lecturer
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Opening date: 02/10/17; Closing Date: Continuous OVERVIEW:
Department: Biology
Appointment: Full­Time Lecturer
Effective Date: September 2017

Area of Specialization: Anatomy and Physiology
The Department of Biology at California State University San Bernardino invites applications for the position of Full­Time Lecturer effective September 13, 2017 for non­majors human anatomy & physiology, and as Academic Coordinator for majors and non­majors laboratory courses with large enrollments.

California State University, San Bernardino is a comprehensive regional university that serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate, one doctoral degree and 13 academic programs with national accreditation. CSUSB actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES:
As Lecturer, the incumbent will teach multiple lecture sections of non­majors human anatomy & physiology and will work with the faculty to keep the lecture and laboratory curriculum up to date. They will be expected to participate in intramural and extramural professional development both in terms of content knowledge and science pedagogy, and to engage in pedagogical and course innovation. Other teaching duties such as general biology courses for the non­majors general education program may be assigned as appropriate. Furthermore, as Academic Coordinator for the Department, the incumbent will coordinate and oversee the conduct and/or content of laboratory sections for several majors and non­majors biology courses with large enrollments, including but not limited to human anatomy & physiology, microbiology, and general biology. The ideal candidate will have experience in coordinating a group of graduate student teaching assistants and part­time instructors and will handle personnel scheduling, coordinate with instructional support staff for lab supply purchases and lab set up, coordinate with faculty for course content and exam scheduling, coordinate with administrative staff to handle enrollment issues, and other related duties as appropriate. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A MS degree in Biology or related discipline is required, with a Ph.D. and research/teaching experience in anatomy & physiology desired, especially for allied health programs such as nursing, health sciences and kinesiology.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copy of transcripts and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references. Please have each referee send a confidential letter of recommendation to facultyrecruitment@csusb.edu.

To learn more about the Biology department, visit our website at http://biology.csusb.edu/

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/1658722/biology­anatomy­and­physiology­full­time­lecturer?pagetype=transferJobs

Stuart S. Sumida; 苏多让
Professor of Biology
California State University San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, California 92407
USA
909-537-7338
909-537-7038 (FAX)
ssumida@csusb.edu


Postdoctoral, PhD & Technical Positions


🔶 PhD Opportunity (Rhizaria: an unexpected role in oceanic ecosystems and in the silica biogeochemical cycle - SILIRAD), Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO)-Accueil, Brest, France

Posting Date: 18 March 2017
Closing Date: 15 April 2017

This PhD thesis is funded for 3 years, starting October 2017, by U Brest (Allocation doctorale) and ARED ‐ Région_Bretagne (Labex Mer).

Candidates should email a detailed Curriculum Vitae and Statement of Interest to Aude Leynaert Aude.Leynaert@univ‐brest.fr and Fabrice Not not@sb‐roscoff.fr (More information about PhD applications can be find at https://theses.u‐ bretagneloire.fr/sml/theses‐2017)

Thesis supervisors:

Aude Leynaert & Paul Treguer
LEMAR IUEM Technopole Brest Iroise
29280 Plouzané France
Tel. Office :+33 (0) 298 498 657
e‐mail: Aude.Leynaert@univ‐brest.fr

Fabrice Not
Plankton Group
UMR 7144 ‐ CNRS &UPMC
Station Biologique de Roscoff ‐ Place George Teissier 29682
ROSCOFF, France
Tel: +33 (0)2 98 29 25 37
e‐mail: not@sb‐roscoff.fr

PhD research topic
Organisms with silicified structures are extremely important for oceanic ecosystems. There are able to biomineralized silica, the second most abundant element in terrestrial crust, to build skeleton providing key functions such as protection against predator, enhancement of light and nutrient capture, etc...Among them the diatom microalgae are important members of food webs in pelagic ecosystems and have been well studied in the last decades. Recently, researcher from the Roscoff Plankton group, have demonstrated that another group of silicified organisms, the Rhizaria (among which belong the Radiolaria, best known from their excellent fossil record), have been largely underestimated (Biard et al. 2016). They represent 33% of large zooplankton (size > 600um) and at least 5% of total oceanic carbon standing stock. This discovery opens new avenues for a better understanding of these silicifying plankton in the ecosystems.

The objectives of the thesis is to better understand the role of silicifying Rhizaria in oceanic ecosystems and the silica biogeochemical cycle through the development of a multidisciplinary approach merging marine ecology, ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, in situ imaging and genomic. Based primarily in Brest, the PhD candidate will work on samples from nearby marine environment (Brest bay and Iroise sea) first and follow up with analysis of samples from contrasted environment (e.g. Mediterranean sea, Canadian Arctic, Micronesia) in order to achieve a global perspective on the topic of research.

PhD candidate profile
The successful PhD candidate should have a good oceanography, marine biology and ecology background. She/he will be familiar with basic ecophysiology and molecular biology techniques and present an interest on image analyses. Together with strong interest for marine microbial ecology and field campaigns, working in a team, good oral and written communication skills in English are necessary.

Reference : Biard, Tristan; Stemmann, Lars; Picheral, Marc; Mayot, Nicolas; Vandromme, Pieter; Hauss, Helena; Gorsky, Gabriel; Guidi, Lionel; Kiko, Rainer; Not, Fabrice (2016): In situ imaging reveals the biomass of giant protists in the global ocean. Nature, 532(7600), 504‐507, doi:10.1038/nature17652


🔶 Postdoc Opportunity (Arthropod Evolution Research Project Manager), Faculty of Geosciences and Environment / Institute of Earth Science, The University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Posting Date: 14 April 2017
Closing Date: 30 April 2017

Introduction
The University of Lausanne (UNIL) promotes learning, research and living and hosts 14'100 students and nearly 3'800 collaborators, professors, and researchers. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.

Presentation
In order to complete our team, the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment / Institute of Earth Science is looking for an Arthropod Evolution Research Project Manager to join the lab of Allison Daley.

Job information
Expected start date in position : 01.06.2017 or to be agreed
Contract length : 1 year, renewable 1 year
Activity rate : 100%
Workplace : University of Lausanne, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, Institute of Earth Science

Your responsibilities
A post doctoral researcher is sought to join the lab of Allison Daley. This person will act as the project manager for an arthropod project on Fezouata Biota fossils (50%), which includes:
  • Being responsible for the acquisition, shipping, curation, and initial taxon survey of the collection;
  • Preparation of fossil material;
  • Liaising with project partners;
  • Managing the associated social media, crowdsourcing resources and public outreach endeavors;
  • Planning and leading fieldwork in Morocco.

The post also includes being responsible for arthropod decay experimentation in the Aquarium Lab (20%), with the following duties:
  • Design and implementation of decay experimentation on modern arhthropods;
  • Management of experimental lines
  • Collection of data and data analysis;
  • Preparation of figures, photographs and images for research publications.

The successful candidate will also contribute to laboratory installation, maintenance and user management (10%) of the newly developed Aquarium Lab, Macro-imaging Llab, and Fossil Preparation Lab. This includes contributions to regular maintenance of equipment, ordering of supplies, aquarium water changes, animal care and training of users. This post also includes 20% of time dedicated to the development of the candidate's personal research profile, with expectations to publish research papers, attend scientific congresses, assist teaching, and undertake training to develop technical skills.

Your qualifications
In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills:
  • Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or Biological Sciences, with a specialisation in Paleontology
  • Experience working with arthropod fossil or extant material (preferably)
  • Expertise in preparing, photographing and analyzing fossil material (required)
  • Experience working with data analysis programs (PAST, Paup, TNT, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills are essential, as is a willingness to plan and lead field excursions to Morocco
  • Candidates with no more than two years of postdoctoral experience are preferred.

Your benefits
We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training. Possibilities of continuous training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

At your disposal for further information
Allison Daley, Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Lausanne.
Géopolis building
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Email: allison.daley@unil.ch

Your application
Deadline for applications : 30.04.2017

Please, send your full application in Word or PDF.
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

Applications should include: a CV, Cover Letter, and a 1-page Statement of Research Interests, as well as the names of two persons who can be contacted for references.

We thank you for your understanding.

Job advertisement

Job description

Complementary information
Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.


🔶 Postdoc Opportunity (Marine Geology), Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Posting Date: 14 April 2017
Closing Date: 1 May 2017

The Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, has a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within marine geology. The position is for a period of four years and is associated with the project “Reconstructing Quaternary basin configuration and evolution in the central/northern North Sea” (REQUBE), which is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2017-2021).

The project/work tasks include:
  • Selecting material for, preparing for and overseeing dating of foraminiferal samples from the Quaternary sediments in the North Sea by the Sr and amino acid method.
  • Combining Sr and amino acid data with results based on paleomagnetics and biostratigraphy to develop optimal chronologies for the thick Quaternary deposits in the North Sea.
  • From sediment samples and acoustic data contribute to the development of a framework for the changing sedimentary environment within the North Sea through the Quaternary.
  • Interacting with project partners to develop an optimal knowledge base for conducting backstripping modelling of the North Sea Quaternary package.

For more information please see:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/136410/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-marine-geology

Berit O. Hjelstuen
Department of Earth Science
University of Bergen

Please contact Dr. Hjelstuen directly using the website above.



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