General Resources

The UCSC STEM Postdoc Association (USPA) is a postdoctoral-led organization that organizes a variety of events, including career training, symposia, and social gatherings in Santa Cruz and Bay Area.

UCSC Division of Graduate Studies - Postdoctoral Scholars website

National Postdoc Association (NPA) - Graduate Division institutional membership for postdocs and grad students: UC Santa Cruz is a sustaining and an institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), NPA resources and benefits are available to all members of the UCSC community, including faculty, administrators, postdocs and graduate students; register as an affiliate member using your ucsc.edu email address to access member benefits.

The searchable grant database Pivot is supported by UCSC's Office of Research and can be accessed using a UCSC email address.

Resources For Trainees and Mentees

AAAS - Individual Development Plan (IDP) tool

National Research Mentoring Network - NIH funded resource to pair mentors and mentees

SABER (IRACDA program at San Antonio) resources collection

Beyond the Professoriate - Graduate Division institutional membership for grad students and postdocs. Career exploration and development for both academic and alternative-to-academic careers

Imagine PhD - Graduate Division institutional membership for grad students and postdocs, aimed at those in Humanities and Social Sciences Career assessment tool

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) - UCSC institutional membership for grad students, postdocs, and faculty

Entrepreneurship

UCSC’s Center For Innovation and Entreprenurial Development (CIED) offers the NSF Innovation Corps summer program "Summer & Startup Enrepreneurship Academy (SEA)." This 8-week program involves two day-long classes, followed by online webinars, and weekly office hours with faculty mentors.

Santa Cruz Startup Sandbox hosts a variety of events of interest to novice entrepreneurs.

QB3 Entrepreneurship seminars are held on the UCSF campus (currently online), are open to UCSC postdocs, and cover a large variety of topics important to life science entrepreneurs.

Leadership and Management training

Scientific Leadership and Management training (UCSF) offers a 16-hour training course for people who are about to lead research groups in an academic environment. Acceptance into this course requires a competitive application.

SLAM (UCB) offers a set of three workshops in spring that are open to UCSC postdocs. Three different sessions can be attended according to interest.

Teaching and Mentorship Training Resources

UCSC's Center for Innovation and Teaching (CITL) offers a large variety of evidence-based mentoring training, including a workshop targeted for postdocs in the summer.

Job Search Tips

InterSECT Job Simulations: An online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options.

Bill Lindstaedt (UCSF): Job Hunting in Industry: Searching, Applying, Interviewing, and Negotiating for a Scientist Position in Biotech and Pharma


DEI Focused JobBoards:

(1) https://www.blackstem.org/job-board
(2) https://careers.ostem.org/
(3) http://womenforhire.com/
(4) https://breezy.hr/blog/top-20-job-boards-diversity-hiring

Postdoctoral Guide for Self Care and Caring for Others

UCSF has provided a PDF guide that provides useful tips for identifying issues impacting your well being as you progress through your postdoctoral training.

Selected Job Postings

Career opportunities forwarded to the IBSC from other universities are compiled here. If you have any questions about a specific opportunity, please reach out to the job posting contact directly.

Utah Valley University - Tenure Track Position - Plant Breeding/Horticulture
(Application Deadline - 11/11/22)

The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position, to begin in August 2023. We seek an outstanding candidate with a background in plant breeding, horticulture and/or plant biotechnology.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching utilizing inclusive, data-driven pedagogies. Teaching responsibilities for this position include: BOT 3340 Plant Biology, courses in the horticultural program, developing a plant breeding course, as well as contributing to teaching undergraduate core courses which may include: General Biology (BIOL 1010) and College Biology I (BIOL 1610). Additionally, candidates may be asked to teach other courses as needed by the department and may develop new courses within their area of expertise. Applicants with experience and interest in teaching hybrid and/or online instruction are especially encouraged to apply.

In addition, the candidate should demonstrate their ability to establish an active and welcoming research program that centers around the mentoring of diverse undergraduates and leads to peer-reviewed publications. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, plant breeding systems, plant biotechnology, and/or agronomic or horticultural practices. The successful candidate is expected to enhance and complement existing expertise in the Department of Biology The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to engage in professional development, collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to promote the university’s mission and values, and serve on department, college, and university committees as fitting a tenure-track position.

Utah Valley University - Tenure Track Position - Biology
(Application Deadline - 11/11/22)

The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position, to begin in August 2023. We seek an outstanding candidate with a background in undergraduate biology education.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching utilizing inclusive, data-driven pedagogies. Responsibilities for this position include: teaching Introduction to Biology for non-majors (BIOL 1010) and acting as coordinator for the course with reassigned time for the coordination. The candidate will hold a leadership role in guiding the improvement of BIOL 1010 and other general education life science courses through curricular design, assessment, and collaboration with faculty teaching the courses. Additionally, candidates may be asked to teach other courses as needed by the department and may develop new courses within their area of expertise. Applicants with experience and interest in teaching hybrid and/or online instruction are especially encouraged to apply.

In addition, the candidate should demonstrate their ability to establish an active and welcoming research program that centers around the mentoring of diverse undergraduates and leads to peer-reviewed publications. All areas of research will be considered with preference given to candidates with biology education research or similar. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to engage in professional development, collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to promote the university’s mission and values, and serve on department, college, and university committees as fitting a tenure-track position.

Utah Valley University - Tenure Track Position - Anatomy and Physiology
(Application Deadline - 11/11/22)

The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for three open-rank tenure-track faculty positions in human anatomy & physiology, to begin in August 2023. We seek outstanding candidates with backgrounds in one or more of the following: human anatomy, human physiology, pathophysiology, comparative anatomy and/or physiology, developmental biology, histology, pharmacology, zoology, biomedical science, veterinary science, or any other related fields.

The successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching utilizing inclusive, data-driven pedagogies. Teaching responsibilities for these positions include some combination of Human Anatomy (ZOOL 2320), Human Physiology (ZOOL 2420), Intro to Human A&P (ZOOL 1090), and/or Pathophysiology (ZOOL 4400). Preferred candidates will also have the ability to teach general biology (BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1610). Successful candidates will be expected to communicate and collaborate with the lab manager to ensure alignment between lecture and lab curriculum. Additionally, candidates may be asked to teach other courses as needed by the department and may develop new courses within their area of expertise. Applicants with experience and interest in teaching hybrid and/or online instruction are especially encouraged to apply.

In addition, the candidates should demonstrate their ability to establish an active and welcoming research program that centers around the mentoring of diverse undergraduates and leads to peer-reviewed publications. Suggested areas of research for these positions could include science education, comparative anatomy/physiology, biomechanics, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, evolutionary anatomy/physiology, zoology, mammalogy, biomedical science, veterinary science, or related fields. The ideal candidates will demonstrate a willingness to engage in professional development, collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to promote the university’s mission and values, and serve on department, college, and university committees as fitting a tenure-track position.

UC San Diego - Assistant Professor - Cancer, Cardiovascular Sciences, Immunology/Infectious Diseases & Neurosciences
(Application Deadline - 12/4/22)

The Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/vchs/) is committed to academic, scientific, and clinical excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body invites applications for clinicians and researchers.

This position represents a NIH funded Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program faculty hire to UC San Diego. Through the FIRST program, we seek to recruit a cohort of diverse faculty who have a demonstrated strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence in health related fields of cancer, cardiovascular sciences, immunology, infectious diseases and neurosciences.

Through these hires, UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health Sciences aim to enhance our academic and research missions and establish inclusive environments to help new hires succeed. Candidates will present any previous experience having served as a role model in mentoring others. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to promoting inclusive excellence and help shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.eu/).

The selected candidate(s) will receive competitive startup packages to support salary and research start-up costs. Candidates may not have held a prior assistant professor position.

The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Series will include Ladder Rank.

A link to full descriptions of the series is provided for your review:

Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Candidates selected for a Health Sciences appointment: As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

Closed Job Postings

Previous opportunities whose initial review date (IRD) have passed are listed here as positions may still be open to additional applicants. Please contact the listing institution for additional information.

UT Southwestern - Faculty Position - Metabolism
(Application Deadline - 10/15/22)

Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX seeks applications for tenure-track faculty positions in metabolism research. Outstanding investigators at any rank will be considered. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and the ability to direct independently-funded research programs. Areas of specific research interest include human diseases and other processes regulated by cellular metabolism (e.g. development, immune function, cancer and other diseases). Faculty recruited through this mechanism will join CRI’s Genetic and Metabolic Disease Program (GMDP), directed by Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis.

UT Southwestern - Faculty Position - Genetics
(Application Deadline - 10/15/22)

Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX seeks applications for tenure-track faculty positions in genetics. Outstanding investigators at any rank will be considered. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and the ability to direct independently-funded research programs. Areas of research interest include human genetics, genomics and Mendelian disorders. Faculty recruited through this mechanism will join CRI’s Genetic and Metabolic Disease Program (GMDP), directed by Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis.

UT Southwestern - Faculty Position - Stem Cell Biology / Tissue Regeneration (Application Deadline - 10/15/22)

Children’s Research Institute (CRI) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of stem cell biology and tissue regeneration. Outstanding investigators at any rank will be considered. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees and the ability to direct an independently-funded research program exploring any aspect of stem cell biology or tissue regeneration, irrespective of whether it relates to pediatric or adult conditions.

UT Southwestern Medical Center has a long and distinguished history of excellence in disease-related basic science research. CRI is recruiting outstanding individuals dedicated to solving fundamental problems in biology and disease. CRI is a dynamic and highly collaborative scientific environment. Major areas of focus within the CRI will include stem cell biology, cancer biology, and metabolism.

UT Southwestern - Faculty Position - Cancer Biology
(Application Deadline - 10/15/22)

Children’s Research Institute (CRI) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of cancer biology. Outstanding investigators at any rank will be considered. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees and the ability to direct an independently-funded research program exploring any aspect of cancer biology, including pediatric and adult cancers.

UT Southwestern Medical Center has a long and distinguished history of excellence in disease-related basic science research. CRI is recruiting outstanding individuals dedicated to solving fundamental problems in biology and disease. CRI is a dynamic and highly collaborative scientific environment. Major areas of focus within CRI include stem cell biology, cancer biology, and metabolism.

University of Washington - Assistant Teaching Professor in Physiology (2 positions)
(Application Deadline - 10/16/22)

The UW Department of Biology is a large collaborative and integrative department that provides a supportive research and teaching environment, actively engages with faculty and students on topics of diversity and equity, has a long-term strategic hiring plan, and now is equipped with classrooms designed for active learning in the new Life Sciences Building. The UW Department of Biology is also a nationwide leader in biology education research, integrated with a broad biological research and teaching program stretching from molecules to ecosystems.

The Department of Biology is currently searching for two 100%-FTE, non-tenured 9 month teaching track Assistant Teaching Professor in Physiology. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2023. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to teaching efforts in the area of Physiology, broadly defined. This position will be expected to use modern techniques to probe physiological systems in models including animals, plants, fungi and/or microorganisms, and to study these models using quantitative and modeling approaches.

Teaching experience in these areas and postdoctoral experience are positive factors. We welcome candidates from any background who can articulate how their academic experience fits into this theme. Although this position is broadly for physiologists.

Successful candidates will teach Physiology classes in large-classroom introductory courses as well as upper division courses including laboratory courses. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University is the 2006 recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Our NSF-supported ADVANCE program http://advance.washington.edu/ is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in STEM disciplines.

Stony Brook University - IDEA Fellow - 2year Full Time Lecturer
(Application Deadline - 10/17/22)

Stony Brook University seeks to hire, engage, and mentor up to 8 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Fellows through research and education.


IDEA Fellows are 2-year full-time 12-month lecturer positions appointed at an annual salary of $80,000 with comprehensive state benefits, to commence Fall 2023.

Once the position is completed, those fellows who have demonstrated contribution to

inclusion, diversity, and equity will be invited to join the tenure-track faculty at Stony Brook University through an internal promotion process.


Topic Areas:

IDEA Fellows are asked to be committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) in the following academic areas. Additional information and how to apply are found in each special area link.


Qualifications:

Required: PhD or relevant terminal degree from an accredited institution prior to a start date between 6/1/2023 and 9/1/2023 with specialization in one of the possible appointing departments or related field. A record of research related to one of the possible appointing departments or related fields. Work VISA’s not accepted.

Preferred: Evidence of or potential for excellence in research and service; undergraduate and graduate teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; and community outreach.

Application Instructions:

  1. Cover letter that addresses the criteria for each position and that discusses disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests as well as career goals,

  2. CV

  3. Sample of representative scholarly work (no more than three publications)

  4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement

  5. Research statement

  6. Teaching statement.

Additionally, the candidate should submit up to three letters of reference and identify up to three potential departmental affiliations from a list of participating departments through the Interfolio portal.

Deadline to Apply: October 17, 2022 by 5:00pm EDT

For Additional Information Visit, The IDEA Fellows Program Page


Texas A&M University - Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology
(Application Deadline - 10/21/22)

Job Description

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Texas A&M International University seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track, 9-month position) in the area of developmental biology to begin Fall 2023. Primary duties include teaching introductory, upper level and graduate courses for the biology program.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in Biology. ABDs will also be considered but must have earned a doctorate before appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must have a strong commitment both to teaching and to developing a research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to acquire extramural funding is desirable. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Experience as a teaching assistant will be considered.

Texas A&M University - Assistant Professor of Physiology
(Application Deadline - 10/21/22)

Job Description

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Texas A&M International University seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track, 9-month position) in the area of physiology to begin Fall 2023. Primary duties include teaching introductory and upper level courses for the biology program, including Human Physiology.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in Biology with a specialization in physiology. ABDs will also be considered but must have earned a doctorate before appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must have a strong commitment both to teaching and to developing a research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to acquire extramural funding is desirable. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Experience as a teaching assistant will be considered.

Pomona College - Tenure Track Position - Animal Physiologist
(Application Deadline - 11/01/22)

Children’s Research Institute (CRI) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of cancer biology. Outstanding investigators at any rank will be considered. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees and the ability to direct an independently-funded research program exploring any aspect of cancer biology, including pediatric and adult cancers.

UT Southwestern Medical Center has a long and distinguished history of excellence in disease-related basic science research. CRI is recruiting outstanding individuals dedicated to solving fundamental problems in biology and disease. CRI is a dynamic and highly collaborative scientific environment. Major areas of focus within CRI include stem cell biology, cancer biology, and metabolism.

Pomona College - Tenure Track Position - Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Genomics
(Application Deadline - 11/01/22)

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at the University of Kansas seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Evolutionary Genomics to begin 8/18/2023. This position is a full-time, academic-year appointment. The department is interested in candidates applying cutting edge genomic approaches to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. KU’s EEB Department, with its close ties to the Biodiversity Institute, Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, and Center for Genomics, provides many opportunities for cross-disciplinary, integrative research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, internationally recognized research program in Evolutionary Genomics and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring and service.