Fellowships

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Fellowship

(Posted 6/19/2015)

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced an exciting fellowship opportunity to contribute to the work of HHMI’s Educational Media and Outreach group at the Institute’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD. HHMI’s Educational Media and Outreach group provides engaging supplemental science education media for high school and college audiences. The media materials feature animations, short films, virtual laboratories, and print material that exemplify the process of science and the connection between data and understanding of the natural world. The Science Education Fellow will focus on outreach and evaluation targeted at understanding how to increase awareness of HHMI BioInteractive among college instructors, and how to better serve college students and faculty. The work of the fellow within the context of outreach and evaluation will involve extensive interaction with faculty, media developers, and potential partner organizations.

Candidates must have a strong science background and experience in science teaching and/or educational outreach. Candidates should also have excellent time-management skills and a proven track record of prioritizing and handling multiple projects. The Educational Media and Outreach group provides a fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly-collaborative environment. The Fellow will be assigned to specific project areas, but also contribute to many facets of the group’s mission. The tenure of the fellowship is for one year with a possibility for renewal of an additional year. The full job description and requirements can be found on HHMI's job announcement page

Required materials for application:
1) a letter of application that includes a short paragraph explaining the interest in this position and a description of past teaching and/or outreach experience;
2) a resume or curriculum vitae;
3) three professional references; and
4) a written assignment (described below)

Description of Written Assignment: As part of the application process, we are asking candidates to submit a description of which features of the BioInteractive.org website in terms of the content and how it is presented, seems most valuable and useful to professors teaching introductory biology courses, and any suggestions for improvements to better serve that audience (limit 500 words).

To Apply: Submit your application on the Application Page

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


UCSF Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Opportunity

(Posted 6/19/2015)

The 2015-16 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program, sponsored jointly by the Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, is currently seeking applicants for a postdoctoral teaching fellowship position. The purpose of the program is to train postdoctoral scholars to facilitate small group discussions in the School of Medicine curriculum. The program is designed for postdocs who wish to make teaching a priority in their future careers.

Participants in the PTF program have the opportunity to gain teaching experience, work with experienced faculty leaders, learn about and the exciting new medical school curriculum while getting paid.

New fellows receive $500 for teaching in one of the following three blocks:

  • Prologue (early Fall 2015)
  • Mechanisms
  • Methods and Malignancies (late Fall 2015)
  • Metabolism/Nutrition block (Winter/Spring 2015)

To apply, postdocs must complete the application, supply a letter of support from their advisor, and participate in a short interview. Please note that this information has been provided through PFF listserv, and an extension has been granted on the original deadline for PFF listserv recipients. Please indicate you received the announcement through Laurence Clement, in order to submit your application by June 29th.

For more details, please visit PTF's program website.


Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology Education Research and Teaching at University of Northern Colorado

(Posted 5/1/15)

The University of Northern Colorado is seeking a full time Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology Education Research and Teaching. The position runs for nine months with an opportunity to renew for a second year. The hired candidate will work with faculty in the School of Biological Sciences on projects related to educational persistence in STEM, higher education assistant development, and evaluating the impact of research-based introductory biology laboratories. The position also requires the fellow to teach 3 credit hours per semester. Additional opportunities include grant writing, research development, and mentoring.

Minimum Qualifications:

- PhD from an accredited institution in a life sciences discipline or a PhD in the learning sciences, cognitive psychology, or curriculum and instruction with an MS degree in a life sciences discipline.

- Commitment to excellence in teaching and educational research

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience teaching at the university level

- Experience conducting mixed methods discipline-based educational research

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs.

Requested Start Date:

July 1, 2015 (Negotiable)

Application Process:

Application screening begins May 15, 2015 until the position is filled. Applications can be submitted online at: https://careers.unco.edu (Select “Faculty Job Openings” then choose “School of Biological Sciences Hiring Pool)

Please contact Cynthia Budde at cynthia.budde@unco.edu with any questions.


Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program

(Posted 3/6/15)

SMIS is accepting applications for a posdoctoral fellow position at SMIS in Palo Alto, CA.

The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) program is a diverse training program bringing together more than thirteen Departments, predominantly from the Stanford Schools of Medicine and Engineering, in order to train the next generation of interdisciplinary leaders in molecular imaging. Oncologic molecular imaging is a rapidly growing area within molecular imaging which combines the disciplines of chemistry, cell/molecular biology, molecular pharmacology, physics, bioengineering, imaging sciences, and clinical medicine to advance cancer research, diagnosis and management.

The goals of SMIS are to train postdoctoral fellows through a diverse group of over 40 basic science and clinical faculty mentors representing 8 program areas, incorporating formal courses in molecular imaging, molecular pharmacology, cancer biology, cancer immunology, virology, and gene therapy, with a clinical component including hematology/oncology rounds.

Please submit applications here: http://smisprogram.stanford.edu/apply/