Faculty Position in Biochemistry

Tenure Track Position

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the NIH supported Alaska IDEA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and the Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) invite applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Infectious Disease, Toxicology or other related areas. The candidate will join a growing group of INBRE sponsored research faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks focused on molecular mechanisms in the thematic area of Environmental Agents of Disease. Current INBRE faculty are actively pursuing research into the emergence, re-emergence and spread of infectious agents, Zoonotic diseases, Contaminants and Molecular Toxicology.  Competitive startup and funding is available.  This position is part of the continuing growth in biomedical research at the University of Alaska and coincides with the construction of a new Biological Science Research and Teaching Facility on the Fairbanks campus.  Duties of this position include the development of a nationally recognized competitive research program, participating in the Alaska INBRE program, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in research projects. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemistry, Membrane Biochemistry, Infectious Disease, Toxicology or related areas.  A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related discipline is required, postdoctoral experience is highly preferred. Please visit   for information on the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,   for information on the Alaska INBRE program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks or   for the Institute of Arctic Biology.

To apply, complete an online application including; a cover letter, at least three references, a CV, a statement of proposed research, and a statement of teaching philosophy and student mentoring.     This online application may be found at   Please send graduate transcripts to Marvin   K. Schulte c/o Margo Griffith, Chair Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757000 Fairbanks, AK  99775.  Review of applications begins on April 22, 2011.  THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Unit Manager for Life Science Informatics

University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks a Unit Manager for the Life Science Informatics/ Epidemiology Biostatistics cores. These cores provide technical computing services, such as database development and management, data dissemination services, optimization of technical software, custom data analysis pipelining, maintenance of computational clusters, and user training workshops to facilitate the growth and maintenance of a diverse user group. This position is jointly supported by campus-wide research groups, including the Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR), the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), the IAB Spatial Ecology Laboratory, and grants to individual researchers.

The position requires significant attention to both substance and detail and a commitment to working collaboratively with faculty and staff involved in the Institute of Arctic Biology, as well as at other UA campuses. The Manager will interact with up to 150 researchers on a regular basis, and oversee the work of programmers and system analysts with an operational budget of approximately $750,000/yr. Experience with computer hardware including networks, clusters and servers, as well as an understanding of programming and scripting are also required. Capability in Red Hat or any Linux is required, while familiarity with SQL, PHP and/or Perl are strong pluses. Additionally, experiences in any field of bioinformatics are pluses.

Also desired are strong communication skills; human resource skills for management of the work flow for a small highly skilled and professional team, including direct supervision, budget authority and planning responsibilities. Typical education should include a graduate degree in bioinformatics, biology, medical science or a related field with strong computational aspects, or information technology/mathematics/statistics or related field with demonstrated biology underpinnings.

To apply, go to UAKJOBS.COM. Select "Staff Jobs", and find posting number: 0061684.

More information about the supporting programs can be found here:

Life Science Informatics

University of Alaska Fairbanks is the flagship university of Alaska with more than 10,000 students. There are active research programs in Biology as well as in Chemistry and Biochemistry. LSI also provides the support to researchers in UA Anchorage.

Additional information about Fairbanks, Alaska: Fairbanks, Alaska is an exciting place for many people. This job offers a life-time opportunity for you to experience a vibrant, diverse, and adventurous life within the comfort of a medium-sized city. It is conveniently located and a direct flight from Seattle WA takes only 3.5 hours. The magnificent Denali National Park, which offers unparalleled wilderness experience, is just a 1.5 hour drive to the south. For more hard core adventure, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park are also nearby. You can enjoy the midnight sun during the summer. Even in the winter, we have a lot of fun things to do, like cross country skiing, snowboarding, snow machining, and dog sledding. The shortest day is about 4 hours, but there is plenty of light before sunrise and after sunset. There is very little wind in winter, so even though the temperature is low, it does not feel as cold as Chicago. Fairbanks also offers lots of cultural activities, such as an active music and arts community and film and music festivals (e.g., Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival).

Most people from outside of Fairbanks have no idea of the excellent quality of life here. Many of us have fallen in love with the "Last Frontier" State. I hope you'll take this opportunity to join us.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Naoki Takebayashi,
Search committee chair for LSI/EB core manager.

Faculty Position in Immunology

Tenure Track Position

The Institute of Arctic Biology ( and the Department of Biology and Wildlife ( at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seek applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in immunology at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must possess a doctorate degree in immunology or related field. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience are preferred. Appointment at the Associate Professor level requires a demonstrated record of extramural funding and supervision of graduate students.
Responsibilities will include advising graduate students and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in immunology, as well as specialized offerings to support the graduate program. The successful candidate will also be an Alaska IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) ( investigator, and is expected to contribute to the INBRE research focus areas of infectious disease, toxicology or basic cell biology. The Alaska INBRE program offers an attractive research startup package and other forms of support for research and outreach.
Applications must be completed online ( Review of applications will begin after May 30, 2011 Questions can be addressed to Dr. Jonathan Runstadler (
The University of Alaska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply
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