Postdoctoral Fellow

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7088113 (Ref.No. 2596805)
Posted: October 29, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Oct 28, 2021
Deadline: Mar 01, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Position Description

The Pesavento Lab invites applications for a one-year teaching-intensive Postdoctoral Fellow position starting in July 2022.

Postdoctoral Responsibilities:

The postdoctoral position will comprise of mentored research (65%) and teaching (35%) for the 2022 - 2023 academic year at Saint Mary's College (SMC) under the supervision of Prof. Jim Pesavento. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute research on projects undertaken in Prof Pesavento's lab, specifically investigating the role of histone-modifying enzymes in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in co-instructing and developing a new, graduate-level course focused on advanced molecular biology lecture and laboratory, refinement of an existing introductory cell and molecular biology course, and refinement of an existing upper division molecular biology lecture and laboratory.

Institutional Description/Background: Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and coeducational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The de La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary's heritage to life. Located on a stunning 420- acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and its high-quality graduate programs, including business, education, counseling, leadership, and the arts. Saint Mary's has a diverse student body of approximately 4,000 students, and the College's practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected and supported. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or related field by July 1, 2022 and a strong record or potential in both teaching and research. A demonstrated ability in the field of proteomics will be considered a plus.

The College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution; many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.

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