PONCE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SEEKING BASIC SCIENCE CANCER RESEARCHER AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH CANCER RESEARCHER

The Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences (PSMHS) is a fully accredited (Middle States, Liaison Committee Medical Education, Council of Higher Education), private, bilingual center of higher education located in the southern coastal city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. PSMHS has a thriving and dynamic research program that is currently undergoing a period of aggressive growth, especially in cancer research. PSMHS currently has a U54 NCI-funded partnership with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. This U54 PSMHS/Moffitt Partnership encompasses several collaborative activities between both institutions, including the development of cancer research projects, student and faculty exchanges, career development programs and community outreach activities. PSMHS has a Ph.D. program in Biomedical Sciences, and state-of-the-art Animal Research Facilities, as well as Imaging, Molecular, Cell Culture, Tissue Biobanking and Cancer Core facilities. PSMHS was founded 35 years ago. It is located in Ponce, a historical city on the southern coast of the island of Puerto Rico. Ponce is approximately 70 miles/100 kilometers from the capital city of San Juan. It it is the tropical island’s second largest urban center with many cultural activities and close to important natural/ecological reserves.

POSITION # 1: BASIC SCIENCE CANCER RESEARCHER

The Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences (PSMHS) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking individuals with a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D., Ph.D. degrees and postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a basic or translational, independent, multidisciplinary research program with focus on cancer. She/he will also be expected to develop research collaborations with our clinical faculty and with basic cancer researchers from PSMHS and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

POSITION #2: COMMUNITY OUTREACH CANCER RESEARCHER

The Clinical Psychology and Basic Sciences Programs at the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences (PSMHS) invite applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking individuals with a Ph.D., DrPH, or equivalent degree, and postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate should be experienced in public health, health education, and basic epidemiology, and will be expected to develop close research collaborations with the Community/Outreach component under the U54 PSMHS/Moffitt Partnership. He or she is expected to develop a basic or translational, independent, multidisciplinary research program with focus on cancer. She/he will also be expected to develop research collaborations with our clinical faculty and with basic cancer researchers from PSMHS and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Applicants for both position’s should have a publication record and grant funding commensurate with their level of academic experience, and will be expected to teach in departmental team-taught courses, as well as participate in U54-sponsored Mentoring and Career Development programs for junior faculty. A competitive
start-up package is offered.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae, including names and addresses of three references, and a statement of research and career goals to: Mrs. Hannia Delgado, Program Manager, U54 Cancer Partnership, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, P.O. Box 7004, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00732-7004, e-mail: hdelgado@psm.edu

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University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus (UPRMSC) Seeking Research Faculty in Bioinformatics (Tenure Track)

Candidates are invited to apply for a tenure track faculty position at associate or full professor level. The recruited investigator must have independent research support, and is expected to serve as a leader in the development of the bioinformatics field at the UPRMSC. The candidate is also expected to recruit and supervise a masters level investigator who will provide bioinformatics support to UPRMSC faculty currently performing studies at the molecular level that generate large amounts of heterogeneous data.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computational Biology, or related field. Experience analyzing and interpreting high-throughput genomics and/or proteomics data is required. Strong leadership skills; superior publication records in both collaborative and independent, research and evidence of successful fundraising, are essential. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to develop research collaborations and be able to independently and successfully initiate and develop research projects. The preferred candidate will have completed research involving next-generation sequencing data. Qualifying degree confirmation must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Spanish language capabilities or willingness to learn is desirable.

The UPRMSC offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, pension and retirement plan, paid parental leave, savings program, as well as differed compensation plan. The recruitment package includes funds for recruitment one post-doctoral trainee, one technical assistant, moving expenses, and remodeling of laboratory space. Computational resources available from the Bioinformatics Resource Center (BiRC) include linux cluster with 1500 cores, 3.5 TB RAM, and 60 TB parallel file systems. The University of Puerto Rico System is a full member of Internet2.

Candidates should submit applications, in PDF format, to rcmi.rcm@upr.edu. The applications should include 1) a letter of application, 2) CV/resume, and 3) statement of scholarly interests. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Candidates should also arrange for three current letters of reference to be e-mailed (in PDF form only, directly from recommender) to rcmi.rcm@upr.edu.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM Atlantic.

The University of Puerto Rico is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/W/V/H

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The University of Texas at El Paso Is Seeking a Chair for the Department of Physics and Chair for the Department of Geological Sciences

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair. The Chair will join a rapidly growing, research-intensive department that is housed within a national research university. Successful candidates should provide evidence of academic and organizational leadership, a distinguished record of scholarship and competitive research funding, an established reputation among scholars, and teaching excellence. The selected finalist will be expected to lead a successful externally-funded research program; to facilitate faculty development through mentoring, advocacy, and building collaborations with intramural and extramural partners; and to strengthen the department’s research and teaching efforts as they reflect the mission and goals of the university.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Physics at UTEP is a diverse, vibrant department of 12 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 6 full-time lecturers, who contribute to programs including the B.S. and M.S. in Physics, M.S. tracks in Geophysics and Medical Physics, and a 5-year B.S.-M.S. pathway. In addition, the department participates in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Materials Science and Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Computational Science, and Biomedical Engineering. The department boasts rapidly growing research programs in theoretical, computational, and experimental physics. Annual research expenditures over the last five years have averaged nearly $1M, supporting efforts in diverse fields and interdisciplinary efforts linking Physics with Geology, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering. The department has access to outstanding computational capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities for optical, microscopic, and structural material characterizations. In addition, the Physics Department is strongly dedicated to undergraduate research, education and outreach, and serves as the home to a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, and have internationally-recognized accomplishments in research, a history of securing extramural funding, a record of outstanding scientific leadership, and a commitment to teaching and education commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor. Applicants with administrative and budget management experience in an academic setting, a national lab, or industry are strongly encouraged to apply.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous administrative and faculty governance experience, excellent interpersonal skills, strong leadership ability, and experience in curricular development, academic advising, and departmental assessment are all highly desirable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit the following: a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of research interest; brief outline of their administrative vision, leadership experience, goals, and accomplishments; and complete contact information for at least three references.

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kristin Gosselink, with the subject line: UTEP Physics Chair Search. Email: kgosselink@utep.edu.

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CHAIR, DEPARMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), the first national research university serving a 21st-century student demographic, seeks a Chair at the tenured Professor level to lead the Department into the University’s second century. The Chair will be expected to build upon existing strengths, add new capabilities, facilitate the development of multidisciplinary research, lead his or her own externally-funded research program, and help fulfill the Department’s teaching mission.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Geological Sciences has a faculty of 15 and more than 150 M.S., Ph.D. and undergraduate students. More information about the activities and facilities in the Department can be found at: http://www.geo.utep.edu. The Department also participates in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs with Engineering and Computational Science.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a discipline appropriate for the Department of Geological Sciences. Candidates should have attained the rank of tenured Professor or tenured Associate Professor at an academic institution or Manager of a successful geosciences technology program in an industry or government research organization.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates who wish to be considered are asked to electronically submit (in PDF format) a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Aaron A. Velasco, aavelasco@utep.edu , with the subject line: “UTEP Geological Sciences Chair Search.” Nominations are also welcomed. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.