University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center, Great Lakes Genetics/Genomics Lab Position Code: 20803 Closing Date: 10/01/2014 Salary: $35,000 or higher Annually, Great Benefits and Raises Location: Lake Erie Center, Toledo, Ohio
We are seeking a professional career-oriented individual to be our new DNA research technician in the Great Lakes Genetics/Genomics laboratory, at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center, located on the shores of Lake Erie about 20-30 minutes from our main campus. The job involves DNA sequencing (Sanger, MiSeq, HiSeq preps), RT-PCR, micro satellites, and genetics/genomics analyses. The position also entails training and supervising graduate and undergraduate students, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment. Beautiful location, view, great working conditions.
Qualifications: • 4 year university degree in science (Master’s degree preferred) • 1 year or more professional laboratory research experience • Genetics/genomics research experience • Computer Database Skills/Experience • Superior Communication & People Skills • Knowledge of Nature, Fish, & the Great Lakes is a plus.
The OBFS Human Diversity Award recognizes unique activities, program, or approaches (funded or unfunded) that increase the involvement, engagement and sustainability of underrepresented groups in field science.
Congratulations to Harvard Forest, the 2014 Human Diversity Award winner. Strengths of the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program included targeting partnerships and outreach methods to diversify the summer research applicant pool, creating an inclusive and nurturing environment for program participants, and a commitment to track program outcomes with the aim to improve program diversity, sensitivity and effectiveness. Harvard Forest provides a strong platform to attract and foster a diversity of summer research program participants and mentors.
SEEDS student Tiffany Carey and mentor
The OBFS Human Diversity Award includes a permanent plaque for the winning station; a second traveling OBFS plaque recording current and previous winners to be housed at the facility for one year; an official announcement at the annual meeting in September; and recognition on the OBFS website. The award may include a travel reimbursement of up to $1,000 for the awardee to attend the annual OBFS meeting if travel funds are limiting.
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (tenured) to serve as the Director of the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (PLE), pending budgetary approval. PLE is a thriving field station in Northwestern Pennsylvania that has experienced tremendous growth in its missions of education, research, and outreach. We seek an outstanding scientist to continue an exciting research program in Ecology and Evolution working alongside of faculty in our broad-based Biology department, and to fulfill responsibilities of PLE Director, which will also include:
Strategic planning to enhance the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the field station
Oversight of research facilities, coordination of summer field courses as part of an educational consortium of regional universities, continued growth of outreach, and organization of conferences and retreats
Development of proposals for extramural funding
Supervision of staff and budget
The successful candidate will have a strong national/international scientific reputation, a distinguished record of publications and research funding, and demonstrated teaching excellence. Experience with biological field station operations is desirable.
To ensure full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by November 1, 2014.
Applicants should email a single PDF document, with “PLE Director Search” in the subject line, containing a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their interest, a 2-3 page statement of research accomplishments and future plans, and a brief description of teaching interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to email@example.com.