[Arabidopsis] Research-Teaching postdoc

Jon Monroe via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by monroejd from jmu.edu)
Thu May 9 15:17:06 EST 2013

Hi all,

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 
additional year.

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 
visit: http://www.jmu.edu/biology/employment.shtml.

James Madison University is committed to a diverse and inclusive 
community and to maintaining a work and educational environment that is 
free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate 
discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, 
genetic information, national origin, parental status, political 
affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. 
Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the 
Office for Equal Opportunity: _(540) 568-6991_.

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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