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The School of Life Sciences is a creative hub for research and teaching excellence at Arizona State University. Faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, work together to support an environment of interdisciplinary research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen, to vaccine development and the conservation of whales.

The school is ASU’s first academic unit to reflect ASU President Michael Crow’s vision for the New American University. We offer platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and allow faculty discoveries to be freed from institutional boundaries.

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  • Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Faculty

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Neurodegeneration 

The Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center and School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor or tenured (Associate Professor or Professor) position in Neurodegeneration with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2023. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms underlying nervous system function, especially within the context of aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Other relevant areas of expertise include CNS inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases of cognitive decline. Candidates studying neural injury/regeneration or neuropsychiatric disorders are also encouraged to apply.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Dec. 3, 2022
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: Aug. 16, 2023
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Professor for Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and the Biodesign Institute Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2023. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. We are particularly interested in applicants with a research focus in the areas of immunology and pathogenesis as it relates to viruses and/or cancer. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty working to advance innovative research and excellence in teaching through its work in the diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student population at ASU. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Nov. 18, 2022
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: Aug. 16, 2023
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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor for Microbiome research

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, open‐rank, tenured or tenure‐track, benefits-eligible faculty position in the area of microbiome research in collaboration with the Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics (CFAM) in the Biodesign Institute. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Nov. 15, 2022
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: Aug. 16, 2023
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Faculty position for Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution 

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution (CME) at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track, open-rank faculty position. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. This is the sixth of six anticipated CME faculty positions, focused on the mechanistic processes underlying evolutionary change.

The research focus of the Center is primarily on evolution at the molecular and cellular levels, with the group being populated by scientists from the areas of cell and evolutionary biology, microbiology, biophysics, biochemistry, and population genetics.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Nov. 9, 2022
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: Aug. 16, 2023
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Staff

No positions at this time

Research

Postdoctoral Research: Assessing the biophysical drivers of the CH4 source sink transition in Northern Forests

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be based at ASU and will lead efforts to advance our understanding of microbial physiology and microbial ecology of methanogens and methanotrophs in the soils. 

Terrestrial ecosystems are undergoing a broad range of responses to climate change, and in particular feedbacks leading to ecosystem transitions from greenhouse gas sinks to sources demand immediate attention. Forested ecosystems like transitional subboreal forest provide an important case to study transitions from methanotrophic to methanogenic activities and microbial functioning relevant for large areas of the northern forests.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Dec. 29, 2022
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: Feb. 1, 2023 (but flexible)
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