[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Research-Teaching position

Jon Monroe via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by monroejd from jmu.edu)
Tue Oct 30 12:10:58 EST 2012

Hi all,

Please share this ad with anyone you think might be interested in a 
career at a predominantly undergraduate institution.



Postdoctoral research-teaching position*

The Biology Department at James Madison University (JMU) is seeking 
applications for a Postdoctoral Research-Teaching position in the 
laboratory of Jonathan Monroe at James Madison University beginning 
January 2013. This position is funded through a Research at 
Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the NSF. Candidates should 
have a Ph.D. degree in plant molecular biology and be seeking a career 
at a predominantly undergraduate institution. The research involves 
investigating the functions of a family of beta-amylases in Arabidopsis 
using expressed proteins, T-DNA insertion mutants and measurements of 
starch metabolism. Experience with protein-protein interactions is 
desirable. In addition to gaining experience in mentoring undergraduate 
researchers, the postdoc will also undertake some classroom and 
laboratory teaching in a sophomore-level Cell and Molecular Biology 
course and in an upper-level course fitting the background of the 
postdoc. Travel support is available to attend the national conferences 
of ASPB and the Council on Undergraduate Research. This position is 
offered for one year, with the option to extend one additional year.

The Biology Department at JMU is housed in a new Bioscience building 
that opened Fall 2012. JMU is located in Harrisonburg, VA, in the heart 
of the Shenandoah Valley and is about a two-hour drive from Washington, 
D.C. The area affords many opportunities for outdoor recreation, with 
the George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park 
located nearby.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, list of three professional 
references, curriculum vitae, and brief statements of research and 
teaching experiences as part of an electronic application created at 
https://joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0404966. Salary: 
$40,000. James Madison University is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action/equal access employer and does not discriminate on the basis of 
age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, parental 
status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation 
or veteran status.   For more information contact Jonathan Monroe at 
monroejd from jmu.edu or (540) 568-6649, and visit: 

Jonathan Monroe, Professor
Department of Biology
3028-B Bioscience
921 Carrier Dr.  MSC 7801
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-6649, http://www.jmu.edu/biology/

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