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The School of Life Sciences is a creative hub for research and teaching excellence at Arizona State University. Faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, work together to support an environment of interdisciplinary research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen, to vaccine development and the conservation of whales.

The school is ASU’s first academic unit to reflect ASU President Michael Crow’s vision for the New American University. We offer platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and allow faculty discoveries to be freed from institutional boundaries.

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Employment Opportunities

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor JOB #12629 

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) and the School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full time open-rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty position.

Preferred research topics include immunology, inflammation or autoimmune disease. Other possible topics include research on physiological systems, infectious disease, or aging. All approaches are welcome including field, clinical, and/or lab-based research.

Minimum Qualifications: a doctoral degree or an MD by the time of appointment, and a track record of research that uses evolutionary biology to address questions about health and disease. Candidates for rank of Associate or Full Professor must have a demonstrated record of significant extramural funding.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: December 7, 2018, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor JOB #12602 

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full time open‐rank, tenured or tenure‐track faculty position in the area of microbiome research in collaboration with the Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics of the Biodesign Institute. 

We seek to expand a strong group of scientist focused on understanding the functional and structural basis of complex systems of microbes and their relevance for human, animal and plant biology, the environment and man‐made systems. The successful candidate will work to advance the discipline with innovative technologies and approaches to provide an integrated systems understanding of microbiomes, and establish general functional principles that are not only explanatory but also predictive of the behavior of microbial communities.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: November 26, 2018, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor JOB #12583 

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and the Biodesign Institute Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2019. We are particularly interested in applicants with a research focus in the area of immunology as it relates to viral innate immunity and/or cancer. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty working to advance innovative research and excellence in teaching through its work in the diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student population at ASU.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: November 21, 2018, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor JOB #12582

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution (CME) at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full time, tenure-track, open rank faculty position with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2019. This is the second of six anticipated new Center faculty positions, focused on the mechanistic processes underlying evolutionary change. The CME occupies a floor in a new building in the Biodesign Institute, which itself supports a diversity of other interdisciplinary centers and is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: November 21, 2018, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Director / Tenured Professor JOB #12081 

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe Campus, invites applications for Director, with a concurrent appointment as Tenured Professor to start July, 1, 2018. This position will develop and implement a comprehensive plan for SOLS and strategic initiatives related to the faculty, staff, and students, providing leadership, vision, and the capacity to engage faculty across a range of disciplines, while sustaining a culture of collaboration both within and beyond the School, strengthening links with other academic units at ASU, and with the wider community. Minimum qualifications include, a PhD or equivalent in Biology or a closely related field, a distinguished scholarly record commensurate with the rank of Tenured Professor and relevant administrative experience.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 13, 2017, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar #12643

In relation to job 12575 listed below, job 12643 is a postdoctoral position in biodiversity informatics and data publishing. The position is part of a new Biodiversity Data Science Initiative launched at ASU and led by Beckett Sterner and Nico Franz. The initiative will develop a next-generation solution to overcome the performance limits of taxonomic names as fundamental categories for grouping all forms of data about living things into scientifically meaningful units. Prevalent existing solutions bundle data by names alone, without accounting for changes in their scientific meanings, which causes incorrect data packaging and decision-making.

This postdoctoral position will focus on connecting the taxonomic intelligence platform to users through designing high-impact use cases and front-end services for data discovery and integration. The position will also involve customer discovery to understand market demand and user specifications for taxonomic intelligence in order to validate and inform the underlying platform design. 

The successfull candidate must have A Ph.D. (doctoral degree) in biology, computer science, information science, or related field is preferred OR comparable qualifications (for instance a lower degree but six years or more experience in designing front-end services). 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 26, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week

Postdoctoral Research Scholar #12575

The Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position in biodiversity informatics as part of a new Biodiversity Data Science Initiative. The initiative will develop a next-generation solution to overcome the performance limits of taxonomic names as fundamental categories for grouping all forms of data about living things into scientifically meaningful units. The initiative will focus on building an innovative web platform that leverages theoretical advancements and prototype software for taxonomic concept alignment, with the goal to establish a scalable taxonomic intelligence service that will carry value for scientific audiences, science publishers, government agencies, and environmental consulting firms.

This postdoctoral position will focus on connecting the taxonomic intelligence platform to users through designing high-impact use cases and front-end services for data discovery and integration. The position will also involve customer discovery to understand market demand and user specifications for taxonomic intelligence in order to validate and inform the underlying platform design. 

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D.in biology, computer science, or related field, and minimally two years experience in building production-level software. Full-stack programming is critical (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL, as well as NoSQL). A strong record of achievement in biodiversity informatics, linked data/knowledge engineering and Semantic Web technologies are preferred.

 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 26, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions #12537

The Biology Education Research Lab in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University seeks applicants for 3 postdoctoral research scholars in biology education.  These postdoctoral scholars will join a vibrant community of science education research scholars as part of the Research for Inclusive Science Education (RISE) Center. There are multiple opportunities for professional development and to develop individual interests and projects in biology education research.  Candidates must have: a Ph.D. in biology, science education, or a closely related field,  a research record, and demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 30, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week

Postdoctoral Research Associate JOB #11557

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University invites applications from talented researchers with a recently awarded M.D. or Ph.D. to develop and extend their own independent research agendas in conjunction with CEM faculty and their labs. Fellows will work with mentors to develop skills in the areas of outreach, education and grant writing. The proposed research project is expected to potentially demonstrate the utility of evolutionary sciences for medicine or public health.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week