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  • Professorship
16 November 2021

Chair of Department Biophysics, Wisconsin

international search for next Chair                                                                                                                          

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is pleased to announce the international search for its next Chair of the Department of Biophysics. We welcome applications from prestigious scientists in the fields of or related to electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional magnetic resonance imaging, redox biology, cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease research, and cryo-EM. The Biophysics Chair will work collaboratively with the Dean of the School of Medicine, fellow department chairs, institute and center directors, and distinguished research faculty and staff to establish and implement a strategic plan that will capitalize on the current strengths and international reputation of the department while propelling the department to lead foundational and translational research, instrumentation development, and technology discovery and advancement.

The Biophysics Chair will lead and oversee all department research efforts, graduate education, and faculty and staff development programs. The chair will serve as the leader for advancements in biophysics across MCW, be a mentor, and promote collaborations within and between departments, institutes and centers, as well as interpret and implement MCW strategic visions as they apply to the department. Additional administrative responsibilities will include financial management of the department infrastructure and the continued recruitment of dynamic faculty, staff, and students. This position will include dedicated time for funded research and a highly competitive lab start-up package.

A successful candidate should possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications:

    A PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree; process qualifications for a MCW faculty appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.
    A distinguished academic and professional career, including significant teaching and/or biomedical or clinical research activities
    National or international stature in the biophysics community
    Extensive experience in graduate program education and research programs
    Demonstrated current and prior funding success
    Demonstrated strategic and implementation skills
    Demonstrated ability to advance scientific goals and manage a diversely focused department
    Effective management and use of authority and resources to advance the Biophysics research mission
    An ability to articulate a compelling vision and implement a strategy that engages faculty, staff, and students, a strong advocate
    The ability to promote collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and other constituencies in making critical decisions on academic priorities and the allocation of resources
    A fierce commitment to diversity and inclusion, including a history of success in building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
    Experience in the recruitment, retention, and development of excellent faculty, staff, and students
    Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
    An entrepreneurial, collaborative, creative, and driven spirit

About the Department of Biophysics

The Department of Biophysics at MCW has a rich history of innovation, unique expertise, and successful collaborations. The research interests of our 13 faculty are broadly based, with strong, innovative research programs in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, protein structure and function, biological membranes, redox biology, instrumentation development as well as novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications and data analysis for the study of cancer biology and Alzheimer’s disease models for translation to clinical practice.

The Department of Biophysics has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment geared toward these programs. The department houses numerous chemical and biochemical labs, two tissue culture labs, an engineering complex, a microwave lab, five EPR spectroscopy labs, and a machine shop.

EPR Research: The National Biomedical EPR Center, housed within the Department of Biophysics, is the most extensive EPR facility in the nation. The research conducted within the EPR Center includes technological innovation and application of new techniques to biological problems.

Redox Research: Scientists in the Department of Biophysics are internationally recognized for their expertise in and contribution to the field of free radical and redox biology.

MR Physics & Brain Imaging Research: MCW Biophysics scientists have been engaged in MRI/functional MRI (fMRI) research for more than 25 years, publishing the first paper on fMRI in 1992 and on resting-state fMRI in 1995.

Biophysics Graduate Program: The Biophysics Graduate Program features two primary areas of research: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Molecular Biophysics.

Centers: The Department of Biophysics is home to the National Biomedical EPR Center, Redox Biology Program and MCW Cancer Center Bioenergetics Shared Resource.

Key Opportunity Highlights:

    Direct the development and implementation of a Biophysics strategic plan that will guide the department into the future regarding technology and discovery.
    Opportunity to build on the strengths of the established biophysics initiatives of fMRI, EPR, and in collaboration with Radiology, Center for Imaging Research, Micro and Biomedical Engineering develop new areas of expertise.
    MCW Biophysics is internationally respected for innovative research in real time fMRI, high-resolution fMRI and functional connectivity mapping, use of multiparametric MRI methods in brain tumor imaging.
    The MCW Biophysics Department is a nationally respected and considered pioneers in the development of electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy instrumentation and applications.
    Faculty are internationally renowned, participating in NIH study sections, as invited speakers at scientific conferences, and reviewers of leading journals.

About MCW

MCW is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school. The core of everything we do at the MCW is academic medicine, which brings together scientists, clinicians, students, and community members to solve challenges in health and society. MCW is a diverse group of thought leaders collaborating to build a healthier world. Every study we conduct, and every patient we see, leads to new learning and a continuous cycle of life-changing knowledge.

To Apply

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications, including current curriculum vitae and a cover letter stating qualifications and reasons for interest in the role, may be submitted to Wesley Millican, MBA, CEO and Physician Talent Officer, CareerPhysician, C/O Kerry Henry at Kerry@careerphysician.com. All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant. We are dedicated to the principles of equity and diversity and particularly encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment whose qualifications are commensurate with anticipated job responsibilities and position requirements will be considered and treated equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.

https://biophysics-jobs.careerwebsite.com/job/chair-department-of-biophysics/59360319/

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    16 November 2021

    2 post-docotral Jobs in France

    I am urgently looking for two new people to join my team. The positions I am looking to fill are very good positions in France, described below (including links to full PDF descriptions). They deal with immersive scientific visualization of membrane proteins, their assembly and omic data. Could you please forward this email to anyone you know who might be considered for this position?

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    I am seeking two post-doctoral fellows to start immediately in my lab. My lab is focused on the development of novel approaches for interactive visualization of molecular structures, including using UnityMol to create 3D user interfaces and Virtual Reality applications. The positions will involve the development of novel software components for high throughput molecular visualization, as well as challenging biological applications. We are looking for someone that is passionate about Molecular Biology who also has skills in computer programming and graphics design. See more details at the following links:

    https://github.com/bam93/job-offers/tree/main/2021-postdoc-cofund

    https://github.com/bam93/job-offers/tree/main/2021-postdoc-minomics

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB_u_mFVNM2mbbyUj7rwKmw

    More information about the institute and work environment is described through a series of short videos with testimonials and overviews.

    I hope you will be interested in joining our team!

    Marc Baaden

     

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      16 November 2021

      Postdoctoral Associate, Slovenia

      Jožef Stefan Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia


      Jožef Stefan Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia
      The Jožef Stefan Institute (www.ijs.si) is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences, and engineering. Soft condensed matter is among the main areas pursued at the Institute, engaging several experimental laboratories and theoretical groups in close collaboration with the Department of Physics and the Institute of Biophysics at the University of Ljubljana.
      The Theoretical biophysics group is headed by Prof. Primož Ziherl and currently includes 6 senior
      researchers and several PhD students and postdocs. The group offers a competitive scientific
      environment with strong international collaborations.

      Full address
      Institut "Jožef Stefan”
      Jamova cesta 39
      1000 Ljubljana
      Slovenia


      The theoretical biophysics group at the Department of Theoretical Physics, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE (M/F) to work on topics in the areas of theoretical and computational soft-matter physics and biophysics.

      Your qualifications

      • PhD in physics, applied mathematics, computer science, or a related area
      • proven track record of publications §strong interest in soft condensed matter and/or biophysics
      • good communication and organizational skills as well as the ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary research
      • prior basic skills with computer simulations are welcome, but not required.

      Job description
      The successful candidate will collaborate with Dr. Matej Krajnc (https://matejkrajnc.splet.arnes.si) on topics related to the mechanics of biological tissues and their tumors. The work will rely on computational approaches, such as the vertex model, as well as on analytical approaches including the theory of dynamical systems, graph theory, theory of elasticity, and fluid dynamics. The position
      also offers opportunities to collaborate with other researchers both within the group and internationally.
      What we offer The position is available immediately until the end of 2023. The salary will be based on the Collective Agreement for the Slovenian Public Service and will depend on the researcher's experience level.

      How to apply
      Please send the application including curriculum vitae, publication list, 2–3 letters of reference, and a statement of research interests to Matej Krajnc (matej.krajnc@ijs.si). Applications will be considered
      until the position is filled but candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.
      Research associate position at the Jožef Stefan Institute
       

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        16 November 2021

        Post-doc Positon, TU Graz

        Univeristy of Technology seeks

         

        Graz University of Technology seeks:

        University Assistant / Postdoc Position (m/f/d) in the field of Molecular Biology▪ At the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
        ▪ 40 hours per week, available from February 2022, for 5 years
        ▪ Application Deadline: December 8th, 2021

        Graz University of Technology is the longest-established university of technology in Austria. Here, successful teams of students, talented up-and-coming scientists, ambitious researchers and a lively start-up scene enjoy an inspirational environment as well as access to top-quality equipment. And all this in one of the most innovative and livable regions in Europe. TU Graz offers an inspiring working environment with outstanding infrastructure and service-oriented university management.

        University Assistant / Postdoc Position (m/f/d) in the field of Molecular Biology▪ At the Institute of Molecular Biotechnolog
        ▪ 40 hours per week, available from February 2022, for 5 years
        ▪ Application Deadline: December 8th, 2021

        Apply now >
        We look forward to your complete application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, references, further documents) quoting the reference number 6550/21/022 at jobs.tcvb@tugraz.at.
        We offer a minimum annual gross salary based on full-time of € 55.242,60, overpayment possible depending on qualification and experience. Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. People wit h
        disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

        Contact
        Graz University of Technology
        Dean of the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering and Biotechnology
        Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr.rer.nat. Frank Uhlig
        Stremayrgasse 9/IV, 8010 Graz

        Information on the data processing of your application can be found at www.tugraz.at/go/datenschutzinformation-pa.
        > www.tugraz.at
        Interesting area of responsibility Subsidy for public transport Collegial and friendly working atmosphere University Sports Program Safe and stable working environment Workplace Health Management
        Flexible working schedule Shopping discounts Opportunities for professional and personal
        development Most family-friendly company in Styria 2018.

        DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

        • Management and preparation of laboratory tests in the molecular biology course, as well as participation in the supervision of students in internships
        • Courses and correction of written examination papers and examination supervision
        • Co-supervision of students during their theses ▪ Studies on enzyme engineering and biocatalysis in research and teaching
        • Documentation of results and presentations in the form of reports, specialist publications and conference contributions
        • Support for general institute operations as well as guidance of technical staff in general institute tasks

        ▪ Support in the management of the working group Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering

        W E  O F F E R  D U T I E S / R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S   R E Q U I R E D   S K I L L S   A N D  
        E X P E R I E N C E

        • Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology or a comparable field of life sciences.
        • Advanced knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology as well as microbiology and chemistry, in particular enzyme catalysis, multi-enzyme cascade reactions, enzyme engineering and directed evolution.

        WE OFFER

        • interesting area of responsibility Subsidy for public transport
        • Collegial and friendly working atmosphere University Sports Program
        • Safe and stable working environment Workplace Health Management
        • Flexible working schedule Shopping discounts
        • Opportunities for professional and personal
        • development Most family-friendly company in Styria 2018
           

        Apply now >
        We look forward to your complete application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, references, further documents) quoting the reference number 6550/21/022 at jobs.tcvb@tugraz.at
         

        We offer a minimum annual gross salary based on full-time of € 55.242,60, overpayment possible depending on qualification and experience. Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. People with  disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.


        Contact
        Graz University of Technology
        Dean of the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering and Biotechnology
        Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr.rer.nat. Frank Uhlig
        Stremayrgasse 9/IV, 8010 Graz

         

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        • PostDoc
        28 September 2021

        Post Doc Job Böhringer Ingelheim, BRD

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        Aufgaben und Zuständigkeiten
        • In Ihrer neuen Rolle als Post Doc im Bereich der Pharmazeutischen Entwicklung von Biologika, unterstützen Sie die Weiterentwicklung und Charakterisierung des Einflusses von Hilfsstoffen und Surfactant auf die Stabilität von Proteinformulierungen sowie bei der Identifizierung neuer
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        • Dies beinhaltet unter anderem die Hilfsstoff-degradation und deren Einfluss auf die Produktstabilität (Aufbau von entsprechender Hilfsstoff bzw. Protein-Analytik, Identifikation von Markermolekülen, sowie Untersuchungen zum Degradationsmechanismus).
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        und sub-visuellen Partikel in Biologika vor.
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        dem Gebiet der „Pharmazeutischen Technologie“ von Biologika obliegt
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        • Als Post Doc nehmen Sie unserem Post Doc Management Programm teil.
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