Microbiology UniAndes

Universidad de Los Andes Bogota, Colombia
Position: Microbiology assistant or associate professors Permanent Full-time PhD


The Department of Biological Sciences at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogot√°, Colombia) seeks to fill full time positions in Microbiology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Starting on August 2017 (or at the latest January 2018), the successful candidate is expected to teach basic undergraduate courses in cell biology, bacteriology or virology. The candidate will also offer graduate-level courses in her/his area of expertise. Between 4-6 courses are expected to be taught every year, 2-3 during the first year at the University. The successful applicant will advise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students and is expected to develop collaborative research with colleagues or technology transfer with the external sector. The Department of Biological Sciences at the Universidad de los Andes offers one of the top microbiology programs in Latin America, and hosts 27 full-time professors. Internationally recognized research programs include parasitology, bioremediation, microbial genomics, bioinformatics, mycology, human genetics, and molecular systematics. The Department hosts a central sequencing facility and high-performance computing infrastructure. The Biological Sciences faculty is young and growing rapidly.

Skills & Experience

The applicant must possess a PhD, preferably with postdoctoral experience and a successful track record of scientific productivity. Applicants with expertise in any area of microbiology are encouraged to apply, especially those with research interests in microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, medical microbiology, and biotechnology.
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~ Deadline April 21, 2017 ~
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a description of her/his research program, and a brief teaching statement outlining experience and philosophy (preferably all collapsed as a single PDF) to the following email address: svde@uniandes.edu.co. Deadline for receipt of material is April 21, 2017. Top candidates will then be asked to submit letters of recommendation and copies of recent publications.If you need additional information, do not hesitate to contact: Svetlana de Arteaga svde@uniandes.edu.co Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas Universidad de los Andes

p.s. be sure to mention this PeerJ listing when applying.