Molecular Biologist at the University of Maine in the Department of Molecular & Biomedical Sciences

University of Maine
Orono, Maine
Starting at $67,000/9 month appointment+benefits+negotiable start-up package
March 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Position: The Department of Molecular & Biomedical Sciences seeks to fill a 50%-research, 50%-teaching, tenure-track, academic year Assistant Professor position in Molecular Biology to be available September 2021. Molecular biologists conducting research in a wide range of biomedical topic areas will be considered. The University has established zebrafish and small animal facilities and has a core of investigators applying molecular and genomics approaches to biomedical research. The specific research emphasis of this position is flexible and may include, but is not limited to, the use of molecular approaches responsible in cancer, pathogenic infection, cellular and molecular genetics. The department currently has strengths in molecular genetics, cell signaling, aging, toxicology, microbiology, immunology, as well as regulatory RNA. The successful applicant will have opportunities for appointments in the UMaine Institute of Medicine and the state-wide Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (GSBSE).

A Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a relevant field and postdoctoral research experience is required. Initial teaching will include Molecular Genetics and an upper level course in molecular biology. The successful candidate will also teach a graduate course in their area of expertise on an alternate year basis. The candidate’s research should incorporate research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and the candidate will engage in student advising. Faculty with 50/50 teaching/research appointments are expected to average 9 credits per year. Teaching assignments may change with considerable notice based on department needs and the candidate’s expertise.

Applicants are asked to create a profile and application at and to there upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae that fully describes their qualifications and experiences. In addition, applicants are required to submit a research prospectus (1-2 pages) and teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); and provide contact information for three professional references. The application material should demonstrate the potential to establish an externally-funded research program, publish scholarly work, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, contribute to an environment that supports diversity and inclusion, and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

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