The University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas, invites applications from outstanding scientists for an academic-year (9 month) position in structure-based enzyme design at the assistant or associate professor levels in the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI), one of four recently established Institutes of Research Excellence. Candidates addressing important fundamental and applied questions in the synthesis and development of bio-based products for agriculture, materials engineering, bioenergy or health benefits are especially encouraged to apply. The new hire will complement and interact with existing researchers in systems modeling of metabolism, plant biochemistry, and biotechnology. Dedicated, newly renovated research space, competitive start-up packages, and state-of-the-art core facilities in genomics and metabolomics will support new faculty and their colleagues in BDI. The successful candidate will bring an internationally recognized research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students within BDI and across UNT, and contribute to graduate and/or undergraduate training. Two positions are open in BDI: 1) microbial metabolism and synthetic biology and 2) structure-based enzyme design. For best consideration, submit application materials to the correct job posting prior to February 15, 2018. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are closed. Questions may be directed to Brian G. Ayre (bgayre@unt. edu), Search Committee Chair, or Kent D. Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org), BDI Director.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. The successful candidate will bring an internationally recognized research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students within BDI and across UNT, and contribute to graduate and/or undergraduate training. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a biological, computational, physical or engineering sciences discipline, an established record of funding and publications in one of the target areas described above, and a commitment to excellence in research within an interdisciplinary environment.