The 2017 (33rd)
International Prize for Biology
This year’s research feld:
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Deadline: April 21, 2017
The International Prize for Biology was established in 1985 to •
commemorate the 60-year reign of Emperor Showa and his
longtime devotion to biological research.
The Prize is awarded each year to an individual who has •
made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of basic
research in a feld of biology.
The Prize shall consist of a medal and a prize of 10 million •
Recent Years Prize Winners
Calling for Nominations
Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi
Prof. Sir Peter Crane FRS
(Systematic Biology and
Dr. Stephen P. Hubbell
(Biology of Biodiversity)
Faculty Position in Immunology
Department of Microbiology-Immunology
The Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine, invites applications for a tenure-track
position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level within the broad
feld of immunology. ALL areas of immunology are of interest. Applicants
in the felds of mucosal immunity, autoimmunity, cancer immunology,
transplantation, and infectious disease are encouraged to apply.
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree as
well as postdoctoral training. The successful candidate will be expected
to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research
program and to participate in our strong graduate and medical student
training programs. All applicants should have substantial peer-reviewed
publications that demonstrate productivity and the ability to perform
cutting edge research. Candidates for an Assistant Professor position should
have current or pending external funding, which could include an NIH K
level award. Candidates at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level
should have substantial research productivity, current grant support and
academic service. The primary criteria for selection will be excellence
and creativity in research and scholarship. We offer a highly interactive
collegial research environment with state-of-the-art research facilities.
Starting date is negotiable.
Application materials will be reviewed as received, but to receive full
consideration, should be received by April 15, 2017. Please send a
complete CV, a one page research plan along with the name and contact
information of at least three references by email to: immunologysearch@
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affrmative Action
Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals
with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent
upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC, www.uthsc.edu) College of Medicine
seeks a diverse pool of nominees and applicants for the position of the Thomas A. Gerwin Professor
and Chair of the Department of Physiology on the main campus of the Health Science Center in
Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree and meet the criteria for the rank
of Professor with tenure. Required qualities are documented accomplishments in teaching, proven
mentoring ability of junior faculty, and a national recognition in research with a history of a strong
independent research program and current externally funded grant awards. The successful candidate
will also have a record of administrative and management abilities, and previous leadership experience.
The Chair has oversight of the research and education missions, and leads the faculty and staff of
the Department of Physiology. Salary, startup funds, and laboratory space will be commensurate
with qualifcations and experience. We seek a recognized leader with vision, a superb academic
background, and strong research credentials. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment
to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affrmative action.
The UTHSC Department of Physiology ( http://www.uthsc.edu/physiology/) is currently composed
of 16 tenured or tenure track faculty and approximately 100 employees including faculty, staff, and
trainees. The department has consistently been ranked in the upper third of Departments of Physiology
in NIH funding. In FY2016, UTHSC generated more than $225 million in sponsored programs, all
source nonclinical grants and contracts. Further, an investment of over $250 million in buildings
and renovations has occurred over the last four years on the Memphis campus. The Department and
UTHSC offer state of the art research and core facilities.
The search will remain open until the position is flled. For best consideration applications should
be submitted by March 1, 2018. Interested applicants should submit by email a letter of interest and
qualifcations, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, in a single Word or
PDF document to: Rosalind Jackson,
For questions about this position contact: Matthew Ennis, PhD, Physiology Chair Search Committee,
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX, Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in
the provision of its education and employment programs and services.
PRIZES POSITIONS OPEN