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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.

Please read ASU's employment website to search current job openings.

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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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Employment Opportunities

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor JOB #14078

The Center for Evolution and Medicine seeks a researcher who will advance our Precision Medicine 2.0 vision and build the evidence that evolutionary approaches produce better health outcomes. We value equity and inclusion in our research, teaching, and outreach.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop or maintain an innovative, independent, extramurally funded research program, provide inclusive classroom instruction, contribute to curriculum development, mentor students and postdoctoral fellows, interact with a transdisciplinary group of colleagues, and provide service to the department, college and university.

Minimum Qualifications: a doctoral degree or an MD by the time of appointment, a track record of successful research, and an interest in using evolutionary biology to address questions about health and disease. Candidates for rank of Associate or Full Professor must have a demonstrated record of extramural funding.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2019, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor JOB #14079

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, tenure-track, open rank faculty position with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2020. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. This is the third of six anticipated new Center faculty positions, focused on the mechanistic processes underlying evolutionary change. The CME occupies a floor in a new building in the Biodesign Institute, which itself supports a diversity of other interdisciplinary centers and is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: November 16, 2019, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor JOB #14080

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 tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2020. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. We are particularly interested in applicants with a research focus in the area of immunology as it relates to viral innate immunity 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: November 17, 2019, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor JOB #14084

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full time, open‐rank, tenured or tenure‐track faculty position in the area of microbiome research in collaboration with the Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics of the Biodesign Institute (biodesign.asu.edu/cfam). Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2020.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: November 17, 2019, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar #12929

The postdoctoral opportunity will conduct research on university knowledge partnerships with industry and government organizations. The primary work will relate to conducting case studies of existing knowledge partnerships as they related to Center of Biodiversity Outcomes and Arizona State University. The work will involve collecting data through interviews, coding and managing interview-based data sets, writing research reports, research papers and research grants. This postdoctoral research opportunity is part of a collaborative effort with a research team including faculty and students. Candidates should welcome collaboration and working with students is not required to teach. 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar #12643

This is a postdoctoral position in biodiversity informatics and data publishing. The position is part of a new Biodiversity Data Science Initiative launched at ASU and led by Beckett Sterner and Nico Franz. The initiative will develop a next-generation solution to overcome the performance limits of taxonomic names as fundamental categories for grouping all forms of data about living things into scientifically meaningful units. Prevalent existing solutions bundle data by names alone, without accounting for changes in their scientific meanings, which causes incorrect data packaging and decision-making.

This postdoctoral position will focus on connecting the taxonomic intelligence platform to users through designing high-impact use cases and front-end services for data discovery and integration. The position will also involve customer discovery to understand market demand and user specifications for taxonomic intelligence in order to validate and inform the underlying platform design. 

The successful candidate must have A Ph.D. (doctoral degree) in biology, computer science, information science, or related field is preferred OR comparable qualifications (for instance a lower degree but six years or more experience in designing front-end services). 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 26, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions #12537

The Biology Education Research Lab in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University seeks applicants for 3 postdoctoral research scholars in biology education.  These postdoctoral scholars will join a vibrant community of science education research scholars as part of the Research for Inclusive Science Education (RISE) Center. There are multiple opportunities for professional development and to develop individual interests and projects in biology education research.  Candidates must have: a Ph.D. in biology, science education, or a closely related field,  a research record, and demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 30, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week

Postdoctoral Research Associate JOB #11557

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University invites applications from talented researchers with a recently awarded M.D. or Ph.D. to develop and extend their own independent research agendas in conjunction with CEM faculty and their labs. Fellows will work with mentors to develop skills in the areas of outreach, education and grant writing. The proposed research project is expected to potentially demonstrate the utility of evolutionary sciences for medicine or public health.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week