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Job Description: The Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY) https://www.binghamton.edu/anthropology/ seeks qualified applicants for a full-time three-year Research Assistant Professor position, with duties split between teaching and laboratory support. The teaching requirement includes three courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Biological and Biomedical Anthropology. The successful applicant will be prepared to develop or adapt existing graduate courses in at least two of the following areas: molecular anthropology methods, ancient DNA, paleogenomics, human biology and bioinformatics. The laboratory support requirement includes up to 20 hours per week providing instructional support for laboratory courses (e.g. preparing materials, maintaining and running sequencing equipment, providing safety training, and supervising student research) and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the department's wet laboratories. Applicants will be expected to teach, supervise and demonstrate laboratory techniques utilized in anthropology. Applicants are also expected to write and submit grants to external funding agencies and help support faculty and student grant writing as it relates to using and supporting the lab equipment.
PhD in biological anthropology or closely related field. Teaching experience in undergraduate and/or graduate biological anthropology courses. Experience running and maintaining Sanger ABI and Illumina next gen sequencing equipment. Preferred
Demonstrated experience teaching or assisting in teaching laboratory courses in anthropology. Demonstrated experience in laboratory methods (PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing/prep, DNA extraction, purification and quantification, enzyme immunoassay, etc.). Experience in the bioinformatics of handling and analyzing data from those sequencing platforms. Evidence of grant writing and grant submission to external funding agencies.
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Application Instructions: All applicants must apply via the university applicant tracking system Interview Exchange: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=158880.
Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing their preparation for the position. Applicants should specifically state what lab skills they possess relating to the position, courses they are prepared to teach, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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