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laboratory instructor

Swarthmore College Biology Department seeks a full time Laboratory Instructor beginning Fall semester 2021.  Responsibilities include assisting faculty in the instruction and preparation of laboratories and field trips for introductory and intermediate classes as well as attending lectures, interacting with students, and grading. Our curriculum is student centered and Laboratory Instructors mentor and support students in their learning. 

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Qualifications
We seek an individual with broad training in biology with lab and/or field experience, enthusiasm for learning new skills, an ability to work well with a variety of colleagues, and who is able to carry out instructions in an independent, self-driven manner.  In addition to a Bachelor's or Master’s degree, adaptability, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, strong writing skills and comfort driving a full-size van as well as working with a wide range of instrumentation and animals are required. 

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references using this link apply.interfolio.com/88725. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please address any questions you may have to biology@swarthmore.edu.

 

Post Doctoral Fellow- Neurotoxicology

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The Biology department at Swarthmore College is accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher who will conduct research under the supervision of Associate Prof. Eva-Maria Collins in the field of neurotoxicology. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with excellent communication skills and a PhD in toxicology, pharmacology, computational biology, neurobiology, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, or closely related field. Training in toxicology is preferred but not required. Applicants with strong computational skills and/or an interest in instrumentation are especially encouraged to apply.

This NIH-funded position is for a research project aimed at using freshwater planarians as a New Approach Methodology (NAM) for developmental neurotoxicity studies of organophosphorus pesticides (OPs). The Collins group has pioneered the planarian system for high-throughput neurotoxicology (Zhang et al., Tox. Sci 2019; Hagstrom et al., Tox. Sci 2019). The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting a medium-size screen testing individual OPs, binary mixtures, and control compounds using our custom screening platform. Candidates will perform computational image and data analysis and statistics, and thus the candidate should ideally demonstrate extensive experience with computational analyses and bioinformatics. Interest in instrumentation is preferred but not required.

The successful candidate will work closely with undergraduate students at Swarthmore College. Therefore, demonstrated team work ability and a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate students is preferred. The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to lead the project, collaborate with the PI and undergraduate students on high-impact publications, and present at key conferences in the field.

To apply, candidates should submit their application materials, including a Cover letter, CV, most relevant publication, and email addresses of three references through the Swarthmore College Job Portal.

This is a limited term position and is on an annual renewal basis, with a maximum duration of 3 years. This position offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off. 

Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Please feel free to contact Eva-Maria directly with any questions.

Required Qualifications:
PhD in toxicology, pharmacology, computational biology, neurobiology, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with training in toxicology and strong computational skills and/or an interest in instrumentation are especially encouraged to apply.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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