Van Andel Institute Graduate School PhD Program

September 28, 2015

Dear colleagues,

Do you know young scientists with a real passion for harnessing the tools of molecular and genetic biology for improving human health?  The doctoral program of Van Andel Institute Graduate School provides an innovative developmental path for students with the capacity and motivation for careers in biomedical research.  I would be grateful if you would bring this opportunity to the attention of outstanding students in your program.

Van Andel Research Institute, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, conducts biomedical research with an emphasis on translating scientific results into clinical applications.  Van Andel Institute Graduate School trains Ph.D. scientists to be research leaders in cellular, molecular and genetic studies relevant to human diseases.  This unique doctoral program prepares researchers for effective careers linking the discoveries of basic science with the applications needed for improved human health.

o   Problem-based learning courses guide students to read, think, discuss, and write as scientists

o   Peer-based support group of graduate students from VAIGS and other institutions

  • Development of professional skills, experiences and networks

o   Writing and reviewing grants and manuscripts; oral and poster presentation skills

o   Training in responsible and effective conduct of research

o   Laboratory leadership and management

o   Travel funds for scientific conferences and retreats

  • Distinguished faculty and a low student: faculty ratio

o   Small classes enable personal attention from faculty instructors

o   Weekly seminars bring world renowned scientists to the institute

o   Careful and caring faculty mentorship

  • Exceptional facilities with extensive core technology support

o   Environment that is interactive, integrative, intense and inspiring

  • Institutional fellowships provide generous stipends, insurance, and research support

Our innovative curriculum leads students to explore fundamental concepts in genetics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology through highly integrated, problem-based courses based on current research questions, in preparation for their dissertation research as they take on their professional status as scientists.

For the entering class of Fall 2016, we seek effective independent learners who work capably in a collaborative team environment.  A solid foundation in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics will be important, but more essential is an understanding of and passion for the life of a scientist and the exploration of cutting-edge scientific questions.  Those with a bold and pioneering spirit will make the most of this opportunity.

More information is available at our website (www.vai.org) or by contacting the graduate school office at gradschool@vai.org or (616) 234-5708.  Thank you in advance for connecting your outstanding students with this outstanding opportunity.

Sincerely,

Steven J. Triezenberg, Ph.D.

President and Dean, Van Andel Institute Graduate School

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Two Tenure-track Asst/Assoc Prof faculty positions available at Ball State University

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

MUNCIE, INDIANA

Two Tenure-track faculty positions available August 19, 2016 will include those in analytical, biochemistry, inorganic or physical chemistry. Responsibilities:  develop an externally-funded research program that complements the department’s existing research, that involves undergraduate and graduate students, and preferably with applications in materials, computational or environmental science; teach undergraduate and graduate classes in specialty as well as teach general chemistry. Minimum qualifications:  Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or closely related area; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching; evidence of potential for excellence in research. Preferred qualifications:  Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; research interests that focus on an area which complements the department’s existing research programs. (www.bsu.edu/chemistry)

Send cover letter, vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy,  three original letters of recommendation, and description of proposed research to:  Dr. Robert E. Sammelson, Chairperson at chemoffice2@bsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

2015 University of Michigan Macro Symposium Information & Deadlines

We are pleased to announce that the 39th Annual Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium will be held at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on October 22nd, 2015. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Polymers and Their Biomedical Applications.” This is a one-day symposium with several invited speakers, a poster session, networking events, and a banquet. Here are the invited speakers:

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski from Carnegie Mellon University;

Arthur J. Coury from Northeastern University;

Tatiana K. Bronich from University of Nebraska;

Guilermo Ameer from Northwestern University;

Hai-Quan Mao  from Johns Hopkins University

Kristopher Kilian from The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

This is a call for poster presentations. The poster session is open to students and post-doctoral researchers and covers research in all areas of polymer science and engineering. There is no registration fee for any faculty or students with university affiliation. For those students whose research is closely aligned with the theme of the symposium “Polymers and Their Biomedical Applications”, we will elevate two of the poster submissions to invited talks.

Below are the Symposium deadlines:

Monday, October 5th –  Oral Presentation Poster Deadline

Friday, October 16th – Symposium Registration Deadline

More Information for the symposium can be found at http://www.macromolecular.umich.edu/symposium

Thank you for your time. If you have any questions, please call or email me.
Sincerely,

Ming Dang

Student Representative for the 2015 Macro Symposium

Macromolecular Science and Engineering

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Member of the 39th Annual Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium Planning Committee

Four New Faculty Positions at UC Riverside

The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside seeks outstanding applicants for four new faculty positions in 2016.  Attached are ads for the first two positions scheduled to appear in the Oct 5 issue of C&E News.  The list below also includes direct links to the specific iRecruit application portals.  We would appreciate your help in distributing this information to potential applicants.  Advertisements for the ETOX and Atmospheric chemistry positions will appear soon.
1) Analytical Chemistry (Open Level) – Oct 23 application date
        [Junior Applicants – https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00375]
        [Senior Applicants – https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00382]
2) Teaching Faculty position specializing in Organic Chemistry – Oct 23 application date
3) Assistant Professor in Environmental Toxicology.
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4) Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry.  
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The four new chemistry hires will augment the recent and continuing growth in the size and reputation of the UCR Chemistry program.  New faculty will be able to contribute to and benefit from the enhance visibility and reputation of the program.  UCR Chemistry is ranked 25th in US in the 2015 Annual Review of World Universities and is ranked 26th in the US in the current Nature Index (http://chem.ucr.edu/).
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Chemistry – tenure track faculty positions – Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry
Faculty Position in the Research Area of Energy and the Environment
The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, in support of the University’s
strategic plan, is expanding its research presence in Energy and the Environment, and thus announces a
tenure-track faculty opening in this broad research area. Candidates from a variety of research fields are
encouraged to apply, with areas of particular interest including: Development/characterization of
materials for energy conversion, transmission and storage, catalysis, spectroscopy, photochemistry, and
polymer or soft materials chemistry. Appointments at the assistant professor level are preferred but senior
candidates will be considered. This position will start in Fall 2016 at our Blacksburg, VA campus.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and 1 year of postdoctoral experience by time
of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research
program and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications must be submitted
online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu (reference posting # TR0150105) and should include a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, detailed research plan and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange
for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Applications will receive full consideration
when all three letters have been received. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and
continue until the position is filled. Occasional travel to attend professional conferences may be required.
University policy requires that a conviction check be conducted for all non-student hires. All questions
about the position should be directed to chem.jobs@vt.edu, with the job posting # included in the subject.
Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development
opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color,
disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic
information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Chemistry and Integrated Science Curriculum Search
Virginia Tech has a tenure-track opening in Chemistry at the assistant professor level in support of its Integrated
Science Curriculum (ISC) (www.science.vt.edu/ais/isc), to start Fall 2016 at our Blacksburg, VA campus. Job
requirements include a Ph.D. in chemistry; a research focus in any subfield of chemistry; and teaching experience
with a dedication to interdisciplinary education.
The ISC program, a multi-department effort including biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics,
physics, and statistics, resides within the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science
(http://www.science.vt.edu/ais). As the college’s home for interdisciplinary degrees, the Academy works with
academic departments campus-wide to develop and support new directions in scientific research and education.
Applications from researchers whose work and goals straddle traditional academic boundaries are especially
encouraged. The tenure line for this appointment will be located in the Department of Chemistry.
Responsibilities
Expectations for this position include: development of a vigorous, well-funded and internationally-recognized
research program; effective and enthusiastic instruction in Chemistry, the Integrated Science Curriculum and the
Academy of Integrated Science; working with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students;
continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; participation in department, academy,
college, and university governance; and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at
http://www.provost.vt.edu) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities at Virginia Tech.
Required qualifications:
Applicants must have a strong record of accomplishments and creativity in chemistry research; experience with and
commitment to interdisciplinary research; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; willingness to cross disciplinary
boundaries to tackle complex scientific challenges; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with
respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in
the university community. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline at the time of
appointment.
Preferred qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral or similar experience, for example in government, industry
or in a previous faculty appointment.
How to apply:
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Gordon Yee (gyee@vt.edu). Applications must be
submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (reference posting #TR0150113) and should include a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, a research plan and a statement of teaching philosophy that describes an integrated vision for
science education. Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendations to be submitted online.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Occasional travel to
attend professional conferences may be required. University policy requires that a conviction check be conducted
for all non-student hires.
Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to
women and minorities in science and engineering.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability,
gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or
any other basis protected by law.

Biochemistry Recruitments

FACULTY POSITION in Biomedical Epigenetics
Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside
The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a new tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of epigenetics but with an emphasis in understanding epigenetic mechanisms in vivo and their roles in human diseases. Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) epigenetic modifications in cancer, the intersection of metabolism and epigenetics, epigenetic mechanisms in stem cell biology, mammalian development, and/or aging. The position will build on existing campus strengths in genomics and epigenetics in different model organisms, including faculty with expertise in structural, molecular, and cellular biology who study epigenetic coregulators and modifications of chromatin structure, non-coding RNAs, transcription regulation, or DNA repair in the context of metabolism, stem cell biology, cancer, neuroscience and aging.

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OPEN-RANK FACULTY POSITION in Biomolecular Catalysis
Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside
The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a new faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the general area of Biomolecular Catalysis, specifically including (but not limited to) areas of Enzyme Dynamics, Metalloenzymology, RNA Catalysis, and the Enzymology of One-Carbon Compounds. The position is part of a continuing interdisciplinary effort at UCR to expand biomolecular catalysis and molecular biophysics on campus, particularly in areas with biomedical relevance.

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Teaching Faculty Position (LPSOE) in Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside
The Department of Biochemistry invites applications for a Teaching Faculty Position in Biochemistry at the LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) level that will become available July 1, 2016. The LPSOE track parallels the Assistant Professor track at the University of California and teaching faculty are full members of UC’s Academic Senate. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two-three years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

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Instructor and Inorganic Assistant Professor searches at Kansas State

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Inorganic Chemistry – Kansas State University

 The Department of Chemistry (www.ksu.edu/chem) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2016. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a creative and vibrant research program that attracts extramural funding and capable co-workers; s/he will also be expected to excel in teaching to a diverse population at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, descriptions of proposed research, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Christer Aakeröy (aakeroy@ksu.edu), Department of Chemistry, 213 CBC Building, 1212 Mid-Campus Dr North, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506. Screening of applications will begin on 10/31/2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Instructor – Kansas State University

The Department of Chemistry (www.ksu.edu/chem) invites applications for a position at the rank of Instructor to begin in August 2016. An M.S. in chemistry or chemical education is required; a Ph.D. degree is desirable. This is a regular position with opportunities for promotion in rank. The successful candidate will be expected to excel in teaching to a diverse population in our first-year courses. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Yasmin Patell (yasmin@ksu.edu), Department of Chemistry, 213 CBC Building, 1212 Mid-Campus Dr North, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506. Screening of applications will begin on 10/31/2015 and will continue until the position is filled.