Worm Breeder's Gazette 16(4): 2b (October 1, 2000)

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Faculty position in sensory physiology

Department of Nematology

University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

The Department of Nematology, University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for an 11-month tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be available July 1, 2001 and carries a 75% research appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station and a 25% teaching appointment in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative and highly competitive internationally recognized research program with emphasis on nematode sensory physiology. Potential approaches include characterization of chemical signals in the soil environment and the nematode response systems involved in chemo- and thermotaxes. Opportunities in basic research include characterization of attractant/repellent substances from hosts, pheromones in nematode mating behavior, sensory perception, and molecular genetics of the sensory system. It is expected that in addition to whole organismal work, the program will employ electrophysiological and molecular tools. The appointee will have the opportunity to interact with one or more campus units in Biology, Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology, Ecology/Evolution, Entomology, Genetics, Microbiology, Neurosciences, and Plant Pathology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or closely related fields and must possess a strong commitment to teaching and a high research potential. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a complete list and selected reprints of publications, and three letters of reference should be sent to: Dr. E. G. Platzer, Department of Nematology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0415. Additional information about the department is available at http://cnas.ucr.edu/~nem/index.html. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2001, and continue until the position is filled. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.