Job ID: 183215

Professor of Biosciences - Integrative Microbiome Science

University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Apr. 4, 2022
  • Professor of Biosciences - Integrative Microbiome Science
  • Pacific Biosciences Research Center
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Honolulu, HI
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Microbiology
    Biology - Computational
    Biology - Developmental/Evolutionary
    Biology - General
    Sciences - General

The Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC), an Organized Research Unit at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in PBRC. We seek applicants whose research focuses on integrative microbiome science such as the complex interactions of environmental microbial communities, microbes in symbiosis with other microbes, protists, plants or animals. Research foci should be viewed as inclusive of a wide range of fields and study systems such as: microbial ecology, marine biology, molecular and cellular biology, computational biology, theoretical ecology, biogeochemistry, physiology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, -omics, model organisms and/or natural study systems. Ideally the candidate’s research will straddle multiple disciplines and engage a range of approaches to address pressing questions in microbiome science.

The successful candidate will join a faculty with diverse research interests spanning cellular and molecular biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, host-environment-microbe interactions, evolutionary biology, and ecology, with an emphasis on the terrestrial and marine biota of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field, a record of outstanding research productivity, evidenced by publications in major international journals and extramural federal funding, and have a minimum of four years university experience at the rank of associate professor or equivalent.

Components of this position will include a leadership role in the UHM Integrative Center for Environmental Microbiomes and Human Health (ICEMHH), an NIH P-20-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), inclusive of scientific and administrative oversight to the Junior Investigators and Core Facilities supported by the COBRE P-20, as well as seeking extramural funding to expand/complement the ICEMHH. Teaching responsibilities will include a minimum of one course per year.

Desirable qualifications include a collaborative research program that would take advantage of the department’s focus on the Hawaiian biota and integrate with researchers in the ICEMHH COBRE and the Center for Microbiome Analysis through Island Knowledge and Investigation (C-MĀIKI). Additional details can be found under position no. 82743 at:

To apply, please submit a concatenated .pdf through NeoGov that includes: a cover letter indicating your research and teaching interests and how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; a detailed resumé; three publications; and the names and contact information (including email address) for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 16, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

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Contact Information

  • Nicole Hynson
    Pacific Biosciences Research Center
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    1993 East West Road
    Honolulu, HI 96822
  • 808-956-9490

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