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FACULTY POSITIONS IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY Department of Biology and Biocomplexity Institute Indiana University, Bloomington

The Department of Biology and the Biocomplexity Institute invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in experimental and/or computational Systems Biology. We anticipate an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding senior-level candidates will also be considered. We will be especially interested in individuals whose research will enhance our current strengths in: 1) Mechanisms of bacterial cell function, 2) Cell differentiation and developmental biology, and 3) Biomolecular networks, including signaling, gene regulatory and metabolic networks.

The successful candidate will have strong interdisciplinary interests and will benefit from opportunities to collaborate with scientists in the Departments of Biology, Medical Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, the School of Informatics, the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and the Biocomplexity Institute. While his/her primary appointment will be in the Department of Biology, joint appointments with other departments are possible.

This position is part of a major expansion of IU-Bloomington's research efforts in the life sciences. That expansion includes construction of two research buildings, a new NSF IGERT program in genomics, evolution and development, new program initiatives including METACyt, a $53 million dollar project in molecular and cellular life sciences, a program in human biology, and new hiring in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, molecular evolution, and ecology.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. For information about the Biology Department and the Biocomplexity Institute, and for links to the campus and the Bloomington community, see: http://www.bio.indiana.edu and http://biocomplexity.indiana.edu/.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research (past, present, and planned) and teaching interests, and representative publications, and arrange to have at least four letters of recommendation sent to: Yves Brun, Systems Biology/Microbiology Faculty Search, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Jordan Hall 142, 1001 E 3rd St, Bloomington IN 47405-7005. Review of applications will begin as soon as possible, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Position – Imaging Live Malarial Parasites

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to join an interdisciplinary team of scientists studying red blood cells infected with the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. We use a variety of interdisciplinary approaches including novel live cell imaging and image processing techniques, fluorescent probe development, and recombinant DNA technologies. We have developed a high-speed, high resolution confocal/DIC microscope with an integrated laser tweezer and capacity for localized photo-release and photo-activation. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop new applications of this instrument to study fundamental biophysical process including invasion of the red blood cell by the malaria parasite, vesicle trafficking, and the phenomenon of endo-reduplication. Intraerythrocytic malarial parasites present a fascinating and profoundly important topic for study.

For more information, see http://bouman.chem.georgetown.edu/roepe/ and http://www.physics.georgetown.edu/~urbach/dil.html

Please send a CV, a description of your research interests, and the names of at least 3 references to urbach@physics.georgetown.edu


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