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Tenure Track Position in Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience – Carnegie Mellon University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position, preferably at the assistant professor level. This search is associated with the BrainHub (http://www.cmu.edu/research/brain/), a campus-wide initiative to expand brain research across multiple disciplines within the university and with significant investment in facilities for imaging, animal handling, computing and high-throughput technologies. Applications are encouraged from outstanding individuals whose research addresses molecular mechanisms of neural function and disease including, but not limited to, the formation and function of neural circuits, synaptic biology, the molecular basis of neurological disease, and the application of new experimental technologies (e.g., imaging or sequencing tools for real-time analysis of neural function, protein localization, or gene expression in discrete neural subsets or individual cells). The Department of Biological Sciences provides a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that integrates modern biological research at cellular and sub-cellular levels of organization (see http://www.cmu.edu/bio). Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, an interdisciplinary and collaborative group of neuroscientists from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon University offers highly competitive salaries and start-up funding, and Pittsburgh is an urban environment that provides a high quality of life.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements and copies of no more than 3 relevant papers should be submitted electronically (in PDF format) to https://apps.bio.cmu.edu/facultySearch/view/17. Applicants should also arrange for at least three reference letters (also in PDF format) to be sent directly to: bio-facsearch@andrew.cmu.edu.

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Full-Time Assistant Professor, Teaching Track Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

The department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a Special Faculty Lecturer in genetics and molecular biology starting Fall 2014. The principal teaching obligation will be on our campus in Qatar; however the candidate would be expected to spend up to one semester on our main campus in Pittsburgh. Our campus in Qatar is located in Education City, Doha, along with campuses from several other major US institutions.

The responsibilities include: 75% Teaching, 10% Curriculum development, 15% Conducting independent research.

The successful candidate will be expected to work independently as well as be a part of a new and vibrant teaching team in Doha. The position will involve: teaching basic and advanced genetics and molecular biology courses to undergraduate students with a strong emphasis on research and hypothesis driven learning; new curriculum development; teaching students to read, discuss, and critique primary literature; developing and grading exams and other assessment activities; and setting up projects where students perform hands-on research. Initial teaching responsibilities will include sophomore level genetics and junior/senior level molecular biology. Long-term teaching responsibilities would include introductory biology as well as an additional upper-level biology elective course related to the candidate’s area of expertise.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related biological discipline, with a strong background in genetics and molecular biology. The ideal candidate should have a good publication record, research experience in genetics and molecular biology, undergraduate teaching experience, experience in curriculum development and the implementation of effective teaching methodologies, and the ability to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Applicants will be provided with housing throughout the duration of their contract and a transportation allowance to Doha. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of recommendation via https://apps.bio.cmu.edu/facultySearch/view/16.

Staff Positions

There are no staff positions currently available.

Postdoctoral Positions

There are no postdoctoral positions currently available.

Carnegie Mellon Human Resources

Our department is eager to diversify its faculty; we encourage women and minorities to apply. Carnegie Mellon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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