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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.
  • Please visit Title IX Statement for additional information on ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement.
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Employment Opportunities

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Lecturer in Cell/Genetics Biology

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible lecturer position beginning August 16, 2020.  Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: January 24, 2020, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Lecturer in General Biology

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible lecturer position beginning August 16, 2020.  Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: January 24, 2020, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Lecturer in Bioethics

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible lecturer position beginning  August 16, 2020.  Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: January 24, 2020, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Lecturer in Neurosciences

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible lecturer position beginning August 16, 2020. Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon performance, availability of re-sources, and the needs of the unit.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: January 19, 2020, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Assistant Professor in Inclusive Science Education

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of biology education research with a focus on research that impacts diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek to expand the group of discipline-based education researchers focused specifically on biology education research at the undergraduate level. Anticipated start date is August 2020.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelors or master’s degree in a natural-science discipline and a doctoral degree, by the time of appointment, in a field relevant to biology education research. Also, candidates must have a proven track record of novel research and evidence of potential to develop funded research and generate scholarly articles in biology education.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: January 19, 2020, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Assistant Professor in Neurobiology

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Neurobiology to begin in August 2020. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms underlying nervous system function and plasticity, social behaviors, memory, reward, sensory or motor processing, and neural development. Candidates studying neural injury/regeneration or neuropsychiatric disorders are also encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants using innovative gene-editing technologies, single cell-omics, connectomics, multi-neuron recording, optical physiology, and/or chemo/optogenetic modulation of neural activity.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: January 3, 2020, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor

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

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

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

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 #16335

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead the development of a prioritization-based decision support framework for assessing potential risk from exposure to pesticides for species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is a full-time, benefits eligible, grant-funded, fiscal-year position for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar located on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. The postdoctoral fellow will work with the stakeholders to bring a decision theoretic approach to the problem and identify potential bottlenecks that can be enhanced by explicitly incorporating efficiency and developing robust and transparent decision support techniques to achieve efficiency both now and into the future. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: March 10, 2020 at 3 p.m.
  • 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