The Department of Biological Sciences at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, 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.