Job Opportunity: Data Scientist for Genia Technologies

Genia’s mission is to make genetic information universally available. Our proprietary integrated circuits and NanoTag chemistry enable massively parallel single-molecule DNA sequencing. This versatile nanopore-based platform allows for single molecule, electrical, real-time analysis without the need for complicated optics, labels or amplification. By developing a true integrated circuit on standard semiconductor technology, Genia’s platform enables the use of molecular diagnostics in everyday clinical care. Genia Technologies was founded in March of 2009 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Genia was acquired by Roche in June of 2014.

At Genia, we are developing a novel polymerase for a nano pore sequencing system designed and built in-house from the ground up. As a Principal Scientist, you will be performing experiments and analysis to drive development of our polymerase towards better sequencing performance. The successful candidate must be excited about single molecule enzyme kinetics and learning new concepts from chemistry, physics, algorithm development and electrical engineering and applying them to an interdisciplinary project. The majority of your time will be spent aggregating, analyzing and summarizing the output of DNA sequencing experiments.

Responsibilities Include:
Design; analysis of single molecule experiments utilizing Genia’s proprietary sequencing platform to answer polymerase related questions that affect accuracy and sequencing rate
Working alongside research assistants and other groups to troubleshoot experiments and their associated analyses
Using command line tools to perform data conversion and analysis
Quickly writing scripts to automate routine analysis tasks
Creating insightful, simple graphics to represent complex trends
Skills
Must have scientific programming experience (Matlab, R, Python, etc)
Experience with enzymology or enzyme engineering projects is a strong plus
Experience managing junior staff is a plus
Need to be comfortable working in a Unix environment
Background
MS or PhD in biochemistry, biophysics or bioinformatics
2-5 years of industry experience
Experience working on a long-term, lab-based project (academic experience acceptable)

Job Opportunity: Physics Professor at NC State

The Physics Department at NC State has just announced an opening for an endowed faculty position at either the associate or full level. (The other science departments, including math and statistics, have positions as well — this is a new initiative across the College of Sciences: http://sciences.ncsu.edu/)

The Physics Department at North Carolina State University invites applicants for an Endowed, Tenured Professorship in Physics. We are seeking exceptionally well-qualified, world-renowned individuals with research interests compatible with those in the department. All areas of computational, theoretical, and experimental physics will be considered. Candidates must have a PhD in the physical sciences, and qualifications for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor. The successful applicant must have an internationally recognized research program, demonstrated ability to attract external funding, a strong record of mentoring PhD students and post-docs, and a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of physics has strong research programs ranging from basic to applied; from the nano scale to the cosmic scale; from table-top experiments to monumental team efforts; and from pure theory to concrete experiment. Additional information about the department can be found at https://www.physics.ncsu.edu/.

To submit your application and materials, go to and https://jobs.ncsu.edu and designate position number 00104147. For consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, research statement and teaching statement. Please have at least three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to physicsjobs@ncsu.edu.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

PS: To toot the NCSU Physics horn:
* We have 8 women on the physics faculty, with one more joining in 2017, and we’re 50% of the soft/bio faculty!
* NC State is a research “rising star”, according to Nature:

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor at Emory

The Department of Chemistry at Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Specifically we seek candidates with research interests in Catalysis and/or Drug Discovery.

The appointee will be expected to establish a vigorous original research program, teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Chemistry, and participate in faculty governance of the department and university.

Selection will be based on the applicants record of accomplishment and potential for outstanding future contributions in research and education. The appointee will join the department during an exciting period as we grow into 70,000 sq. ft. of new space and rethink how we foster excellence in both the classroom and laboratory.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, specific research plans, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Application review will begin on October 1; to ensure full consideration all materials should be received by this date.

Diversity Programming at 2016 ACS Fall National Meeting Philadelphia

CMA-organized symposium:

Mon, Aug 22, 1:15pm – 4:10pm
Social and Chemical Science of Diversity Equity, oral session
Cosponsored by CHED and PROF
R. Hernandez, Organizer
S. Iyer, D. Stallings, Organizers, Presiding
1:15 . Inclusive education at Stony Brook University.N.S. Sampson
1:35 . Enabling diversity conversations with department chairs through OXIDE.S. Iyer, D. Stallings, R. Hernandez
1:55 . Getting to Lake Wobegon: The role of departments in diversifying PhD chemistry graduates.S.L. Laursen
2:15 . Unconscious bias against women in STEM.K.G. Fleming
2:35 Intermission.
2:50 . Learning from OXIDE: Experiences of a department chair.W.B. Tolman
3:10 . Diversity matters.S. Prince
3:30 . Model(ing) chemistry departments: A computational exploration of diversity and discovery.M.M. Francl
3:50 . Pipeline for students with disabilities in post-secondary education. Where are the doctorates?.K.S. Booksh, S. Rozovsky, J. Smith

CMA-cosponsored symposia:

Mon, Aug 22, 9:30am-12:10pm
All the People, All the Paths in the Chemical Sciences
Organizers: Mary Shultz, WCC
Presiders: Mary Shultz, Laura Sremaniak
Cosponsored by: CMA, MPPG, PROF and YCC

Mon, Aug 22, 1-5 pm
Diversity & Inclusion in STEM: LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training for the Chemistry Community
Garden Room – Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
Organized by: PROF Cosponsored by: CHED, CMA, D&I, LSAC, SCHB and YCC

Tues, Aug 23, 1-5pm
New Trends in Organometallic Chemistry Leading to Organic Synthesis
Organizers: Reni Joseph
Presiders: Madeleine Jacobs, Reni Joseph, Jerry Sarquis
Cosponsored by: CMA and INOR

Additional programming of interest to the broadening participation community, not sponsored by CMA:

Mon, Aug 22, 1:30-4:55pm
ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences: Symposium in honor of Luis A. Colon
Organizers: Diana Aga, ANYL
Presiders: Diana Aga
Cosponsored by: MPPG

Mon, Aug 22, 2-5pm
Broadening Participation in Global Chemistry Experiences: Why Engaging Diverse Chemistry Communities in Global Research is Critical
Organizers: Christopher LaPrade, PRES
Presiders: Gloria Thomas
Cosponsored by: IAC and PROF

Tuesday, Aug 23, 9:15-10:45am
Increasing Successful Awards Nominations from Underrepresented Groups – TICKETED

Diversity Road Map:

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Job Posting: Skidmore College Biochemistry Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemistry at Skidmore College invites applications from qualified individuals at any rank for a tenure-track position in biochemistry to begin Fall 2017. Skidmore is a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York with a student population of 2,400, 22% of whom are domestic students of color and 11% are from outside the United States. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching, scholarship, and service. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of students is essential.

A Ph.D. in biochemistry or closely related field is required and post-doctoral experience is beneficial, although not required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general chemistry and biochemistry courses, including laboratories, in our ACS certified chemistry program, contribute every few years to the College’s interdisciplinary first-year seminar program (topic open), and develop a vibrant research program with undergraduate collaborators. The average teaching load is nine contact hours per semester. Start-up funds for research will be available. Skidmore offers support for faculty development in many ways, including pre-tenure sabbaticals and internal grants for collaborative research with undergraduates. Additional responsibilities include advising students and service activities at the College.

We encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations who can contribute to the growing excellence of the inclusive academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Successful applicants should highlight any specific knowledge, skills, experiences, and or abilities related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials.

Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

A complete application includes the following materials: (1) a cover letter that includes how you will effectively engage with a diverse student population in teaching, research, and or service; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research plans including the role of undergraduates in the project(s), potential journals to publish the work in and conferences to present at, and potential external sources of funding; (4) a list of major equipment needs (upload under “other”); (5) a statement of teaching philosophy that explains how you will effectively engage students in the classroom and laboratory, informed by your teaching experience and or training, as well as denotes courses you are interested in teaching; (6) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts scanned into one pdf file. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you’ve completed the application process. If possible, please use personal email addresses for your referee’s to ensure delivery of the automated email.

Interfolio Users: visit the link below for instructions to acquire email addresses from Interfoilio to enter into our application system for your recommenders. http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System

This system can support Word and PDF file attachments up to 1.9MB. All “required” documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Skidmore College searching for a Geosciences Assistant Professor

The Department of Geosciences invites applications for a tenure track position in solid earth geosciences at the level of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. We seek candidates who will contribute to our ongoing efforts to engage and support students from diverse backgrounds. The Department seeks a candidate with strong teaching skills who will build and maintain an active research program with undergraduate students. The candidate’s field of expertise will focus on solid earth processes and deep time, and should be distinct from existing departmental strengths in surface processes, hydrology, climatology, and oceanography. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses that support the mission of the department, and will also contribute to teaching the College’s interdisciplinary, open-topic seminar courses for first year students. Nearby field opportunities include the Appalachian Basin and Mesozoic rift basins, Adirondack Highlands, and Taconic Mountains.
The College offers start-up funds, pre-tenure sabbaticals, and internal grants. Skidmore College is a liberal arts institution located in upstate New York with approximately 200 full-time faculty and 2,400 students, of whom 22% are domestic students of color, 14% are first-generation college students, and 11% are from outside the United States. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and individuals who will contribute to an increasingly diverse campus community.

o be considered for this position, please complete an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: cv, a statement of teaching interests, experience, and methods (1-2 pages); a statement of research interests and plans, including the role of undergraduates (1-2 pages); a statement describing how the candidate will contribute to making the Department and College welcoming to students of diverse backgrounds (up to 1 page). In addition, the application system will prompt you to submit three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All recommenders will be emailed once you’ve completed the application process. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 17th. Recommendation letters are strongly preferred by Oct. 15th, but will be accepted until October 23rd.

Interfolio Users: visit the link below for instructions to acquire email addresses from Interfolio to enter into our application system for your recommenders. http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System

This system can support Word and Pdf file up to 1.9MB. All “required” documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

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Excellent Chemistry Through Inclusion: CMA-supported symposia in Philadelphia

Social and Chemical Science of Diversity Equity-Invited,Oral
Cosponsored by CHED and PROF
R. Hernandez, Organizer
S. Iyer, D. Stallings, Organizers, Presiding
1:15 . Inclusive education at Stony Brook University.N.S. Sampson
1:35 . Enabling diversity conversations with department chairs through OXIDE.S. Iyer, D. Stallings, R. Hernandez
1:55 . Getting to Lake Wobegon: The role of departments in diversifying PhD chemistry graduates.S.L. Laursen
2:15 . Unconscious bias against women in STEM.K.G. Fleming
2:35 Intermission.
2:50 . Learning from OXIDE: Experiences of a department chair.W.B. Tolman
3:10 . Diversity matters.S. Prince
3:30 . Model(ing) chemistry departments: A computational exploration of diversity and discovery.M.M. Francl
3:50 . Pipeline for students with disabilities in post-secondary education. Where are the doctorates?.K.S. Booksh, S. Rozovsky, J. Smith

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

New Trends in Organometallic Chemistry Leading to Organic Synthesis-Invited, Oral
Sponsored by ORGN, Cosponsored by CMA‡ and INOR

Tenure-Track/Tenure Eligible Investigator Cryo-Electron Microscopy, NHLBI

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH is seeking an outstanding tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator to initiate and direct an independent research program in basic science on the NIH campus in Bethesda. This position is equivalent to Assistant Professor or Associate/Full Professor level (with the possibility of tenure at appointment) depending on qualifications and experience. We are specifically seeking applicants for the technical development and applications of Cryo-Electron Microscopy.

The DIR environment provides the opportunity to perform creative and innovative science. The existing faculty is an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers covering a wide range of basic and clinical research topics ranging from biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cell biology, developmental biology to genetics, neuroscience, stem cell biology, and virology. More detailed information about the Principal investigators at NHLBI DIR may be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/researchers/pi.

In addition to the current cryo-EM infrastructure (A new FEI Titan Krios with an energy filter and Gatan K2 direct detector), the institute is committed to invest in new instrumentation, long-term operating costs and support personnel to create a state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility. A generous start-up package as well as a fully funded operating and personnel budget for the full duration of the appointment will be offered. In addition, the investigator will have access to many outstanding research core facilities including optical and electron microscopy, biophysics, proteomics, DNA sequencing and genomics, transgenic, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, and pathology. More detailed information may be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/researchers/core. These resources provide a unique research atmosphere unconstrained by traditional support systems at academic or private research institutions.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) with significant experience in many aspects of cryo-electron microscopy and a record of scientific productivity as evidenced by citable publications. Excellent collaborative history is a plus. Salary and appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. More detailed information about the NHLBI DIR may be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and provide a list of three references in PDF or MS Word format only (no paper applications will be accepted) to: Robert S. Balaban, Ph.D. Scientific Director; c/o Dan Fogarty; IAMB, DIR, NHLBI; 3 Center Drive, Room 3W13; Bethesda, MD 20892; ornhlbi_recruit@mail.nih.gov. The review of applications will begin on or around November 14, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigators/Staff Scientist, Biostatistician/

NIH-wide
(deadline: September 30)

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government’s premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise and a component of the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce its eighth annual call for “NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators,” a broad recruitment of tenure-track investigators (assistant professor equivalent) for the NIH intramural research program.

Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a wide range of scientific expertise. A fantastic array of scientists already has been hired through the “Stadtman” recruitment in the last seven years.

A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available, with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to): Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, Chemical Biology, Chromosome Biology, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics (including natural language processing and text mining), Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Genomics, Health Disparities, Hearing & Balance, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neurodevelopment, Neurosciences, Physiology, Sensory Biology, Social Sciences, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Toxicology, Translational and Clinical Research, and Virology.

Who we are: Among our approximately 1,100 principal investigators and 4,000 trainees in the NIH intramural research program are world-renowned experts in basic, translational, population-based, and clinical research. Similar to academia, we offer our scientists the opportunity to mentor outstanding trainees at all levels (e.g., graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) in a research setting.

Whom we seek: We seek a diverse cadre of creative thinkers eager to take on innovative, high-impact research.

Qualifications/eligibility: Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M., D.O., R.N./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced by high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should be non-tenured scientists. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

How to apply: Applicants must submit four items (the first three items must be in a PDF format): (1) a CV, which should include a list of publications, and mentoring and leadership activities; (2) a three-page proposal titled Research Goals, i.e., the research you hope to perform at the NIH; (3) a one-page statement titled Long-term Research Vision and Impact, i.e., what you hope to achieve for yourself, your field, and society; and (4) contact information for three professional references. Submit these through our online application system at http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/applybetween August 1 and September 30, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EDT). You will be asked to designate up to two scientific areas of expertise to aid in assigning your application to the appropriate review committee. Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent to your references when you submit your application. Reference letters will be accepted via upload to the website until October 7, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Reference letters must also be submitted in a PDF format. We cannot accept paper applications.

What to expect: Search committees, composed of experts in various fields, will review and evaluate applicants based on criteria which include publication record, mentoring experience, scientific vision, potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, awards, and references. Select applicants will be invited to the NIH for interviews and will be considered candidates. These candidates will also present seminars open to the public. Some applicants not selected as Earl Stadtman Investigator candidates may be considered for other open NIH research positions. Please find answers to frequently asked questions at http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply/faq/stadtman.html.

More information about our program is at http://irp.nih.gov. The inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman’s research at the NIH is at http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/stadtman. Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research, atowensrol@mail.nih.gov. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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biostatistician

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking an experienced biostatistician at the rank of Staff Scientist in the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB) of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The incumbent will collaborate extensively with researchers in the DIR and the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP). As the principal statistician for the National Toxicology Program (NTP), he/she will provide statistical leadership and ensure the statistical integrity of its research program. In addition, the position involves management and oversight of statistical support service contracts. Development of new statistical methods is encouraged, but will not be a major component of the job.

The scientific environment at NIEHS provides exciting opportunities for a collaborating statistician. The DIR conducts a broad range of basic, clinical and population-based biomedical research to advance the science on environment and human health. The NTP serves a vital national interest by improving our knowledge about potential hazardous chemicals in our environment. It uses a broad range of toxicological approaches including large-scale rodent studies and cell-based assays to evaluate a variety of adverse outcomes. Increasingly, research in both the DIR and the NTP incorporates high-dimensional data such as high-throughput screening, gene-expression, microbiome, DNA methylation, and genome sequencing.

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is a lively and world-renowned research center. Major nearby universities and institutes include the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Duke University, the Research Triangle Institute, and the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute. The RTP region, known for its diversity and cultural amenities, is widely regarded as an outstanding place to live and work.

The successful candidate will have both strong communication skills (written and oral) and proven experience working productively with multidisciplinary teams of biologists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and/or clinical scientists. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a closely related field. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. For additional information, contact Dr. Shyamal Peddada, Acting Chief, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, at 919-541-1122 (peddada@niehs.nih.gov).

Interested persons should email a combined single PDF of their curriculum vitae and a two-page statement of research and collaboration experience. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference in PDF format sent directly to dir-appls@niehs.nih.gov. As there are other recruitments currently running, please instruct your referees to include your name and BCBB-SS in the subject line of their email. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

Job Opportunity: Tribal Health Research Office Director

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

This position is located in the Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), OD, NIH.

The Tribal Health Research Office: (1) coordinates tribal health research-related activities across NIH; (2) through the position of Tribal Affairs Advisor serves as a liaison to and NIH representative on tribal health related committees or working groups; (3) coordinates and convenes the NIH Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee; (4) collaborates with NIH Institutes and Centers on the development of reports on tribal health topics; (5) manages information dissemination related to tribal health research coordination and the Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee; (6) convenes trans-NIH committees, workshops, meetings and other activities related to tribal health research and scientific priorities; and (7) works with NIH Institutes and Centers to leverage resources or develop initiatives to support tribal health research.

The Tribal Health Research Office is expected to engage American Indian and Alaska Native communities, seeking their input into the ongoing work of the Office. To accomplish this, the THRO Director is expected to have knowledge of appropriate strategies for conducting tribal health research, fostering community engagement, and partnering with tribes and tribal organizations.

For more information, please visit https://dpcpsi.nih.gov/thro.