I have an NSF-funded postdoc position to fill this summer that is a bit
unusual in that it involves research with undergraduates and teaching.
I am specifically looking for someone that is interested in a career at
a predominantly undergraduate institution, which means higher teaching
loads and the expectation of doing research with undergraduates. If you
know of someone with those career goals in mind, please let them know
about this opportunity.
*Post-Doctoral Associate -- Biology Department - 0405310*
Applications are being accepted for a Post-Doctoral Associate -- Biology
Department in the Laboratory of Jonathan Monroe at James Madison
University (JMU) beginning August 2013. 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. This work 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. 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.
The position is offered for one year, with the option to extend one
The Biology Department at JMU is housed in a new Bioscience building
that opened fall 2012 (http://www.jmu.edu/biology/mural.shtml). 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.
To apply go to http://JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number
0405310 and submit a cover letter, a list of 3 professional references,
curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and brief a
statement of research in addition to the electronic application. Maximum
starting salary is $40,000. For more information contact Jonathan Monroe
at monroejd from jmu.edu <mailto:monroejd from jmu.edu> or (540) 568-6649 and
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Jonathan Monroe, Professor
Department of Biology
921 Carrier Dr. MSC 7801
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807