Tenure track Bioinformatics position

Nancy Pokrywka napokrywka at vassar.edu
Sun Oct 6 13:34:50 EST 2002


BIOINFORMATICS
Tenure-Track  Position at Vassar College


The Department of Biology at Vassar College invites applications for 
a tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor. 
We
seek a biologist whose research and teaching interests include 
bioinformatic approaches.  Areas of expertise may include but are not 
limited to
the following: evolution, functional or comparative genomics, 
microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, physiological systems, 
or protein
biochemistry/proteomics.  The successful candidate should expect to 
develop an upper-level course on bioinformatics as well as teach at 
the
introductory and intermediate levels. Development of a research 
program with student participation is expected and start-up funding is
provided. A Ph.D. in biological science is required and postdoctoral 
experience is preferred.  This position is funded in part by a grant 
from
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Vassar College.

Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational 
liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts 
colleges in the
country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, 
for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of 
its
campus.  Vassar is located in the scenic Hudson Valley, 70 miles 
north of New York City.

The Department  of Biology (http://biology.vassar.edu/) consists of 
15 faculty and eight administrative/technical support staff.  Faculty
research interests span the breadth of modern biology. Resources 
include the department's own building with an epiflourescent and 
confocal
microscopy laboratory, a phytotron facility, an attached greenhouse, 
an animal vivarium, computing facilities, and a field station on a 
500-acre
ecological preserve.  The department offers programs in Biology, 
Biochemistry and Biopsychology, and actively participates in
multidisciplinary programs such as Cognitive Science, Environmental 
Science, Environmental Studies, and Science, Technology and Society.
The department is proud of its long?standing tradition of involving 
undergraduates in research, and it's strong record of securing funding
from external sources, including NIH, NSF, ONR, HHMI, the American 
Heart Association, and the Research Corporation.

Send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, representative 
reprints, a statement of research interests and goals, a statement on 
teaching
interests, and three letters of reference  to Mark Schlessman, Chair, 
Department of Biology, Box 731, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
12604; schlessman at vassar.edu.  Review of applications will begin on 8 
November 2002 and continue until the position is filled.




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