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Assistant Professor: Bioflms
The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) of the University System of Maryland
seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) taking modern “omic”
(transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic) approaches to the study of bioflms in the environment
and/or of signifcance to pathogenicity. The successful candidate will have a track-record of outstanding
research of basic biological processes involved in bioflm establishment, maintenance, and control.
Candidates with an interest in practical and biomedical application of their fundamental research,
including interactions with industry, are encouraged to apply. Candidates should also be interested
in utilizing state-of-the-art techniques for bioflm analyses that will translate into environmental and/
or human health applications.
A demonstrated ability to establish a well-funded research program in a dynamic and very collaborative
setting is expected of the successful candidate. Primary appointment is in the Dept. of Microbial
Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore, with a secondary
appointment at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The primary focus of
the appointee will be research; teaching at the graduate level is also strongly encouraged. Candidates
should explicitly outline the links of their research to human health and/or environmental applications.
IMET’s mission is to study the biology of coastal marine biosystems and ensure their sustainable use,
as well as exploit marine-derived systems to improve human health ( www.imet.usmd.edu). IMET
is a collaboration of three major USM research institutions - the University of Maryland Baltimore
(UMB), the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and the University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) - in an integrated state-of-the-art research facility located
at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry,
bioengineering or related felds. Postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record are expected.
Applicants should send the following in a single PDF fle to Russell Hill, Director, IMET; email to
firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) detailed curriculum vitae, (2) statement of research interests and
goals and (3) names and contact details of three to five references. The position remains open until
filled; to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by August 31, 2017.
The USM is an Equal Opportunity, Affrmative Action Employer. The University of Maryland,
Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affrmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals
with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
United States Department of Agriculture
Offce of the Chief Scientist
The OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SCIEN TIST in the
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE is seeking
to fll the position of Departmental Scientifc
USDA’s Scientific Integrity Officer serves
as the principal science policy advisor to the
Department’s Chief Scientist and Under Secretary
for Research, Education, and Economics (REE)
and senior USDA leadership on science policy
and scientifc and research integrity. This position
is located within USDA’s Offce of the Chief
Scientist (OCS). The incumbent develops USDA-wide science policy and provides policy direction
and guidance that supports the integrity and
bioethics of research that benefts U. S. agriculture
and consumers. This position also leads and
provides direction to USDA’s Agency Scientifc
and Research Integrity Offcers. The position is
located in Washington, DC. Recruitment is at
the GS-15 grade level; salary range $131,767 to
$161,900 per year. More information on OCS
can be found at: www.usda.gov/our-agency/staff-of:ces/of:ce-chief-scientist-ocs.
A copy of job announcement (AG-01-2017-0144)
and application procedures are available at: www.
Applications must be received by Friday, August
U.S. CITIZENSHP REQUIRED. USDA IS AN
EQUAL OPPROTUNITY PROVIDER AND
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