After Graduation


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Davidson College Biology Department

Davidson College invites applications for three two-year visiting assistant professors to teach Genetics, Biochemistry, or Microbiology, beginning 01 July 2020. The area of specialization should be in one of those three fields or a related field. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in cellular/molecular biology (or related field) by June 2020, ability and interest in teaching introductory and one of these three upper-level biology laboratory courses. Each position seeks an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. The annual teaching load is five courses over two semesters, typically two courses with lab and one course without lab per year, which will be met through a combination of introductory biology with lab (BIO113), an upper-level seminar or lecture course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and then either genetics with lab (BIO201), microbiology with lab (BIO202), or biochemistry with lab (BIO303). Candidates with demonstrated ability to teach biostatistics, bioinformatics, or nutrition are particularly sought.

Apply online only at The position is open until filled, with review of applications beginning on January 3, 2020. Application materials include a detailed cover letter with discrete sections describing: 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests, and 3) how teaching, research, and/or service will contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, a CV, and names and contact information of references.

 Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding research facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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Post-doctoral position available at UNC Greensboro Nanoscience 

July 2019: An NIH-funded postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Josephs laboratory. The Josephs lab incorporates ideas and approaches from molecular bioengineering and molecular biophysics (single-molecule + in vivo + computational) to address critical challenges related to DNA damage repair and genetic engineering of clinically-, industrially-, and agriculturally- important organisms.) We are seeking highly-motivated individuals to work on a number of potential projects, including investigating unusual mutational mechanisms that drive antibiotic resistance in M. tuberculosis-like organisms by using novel gene engineering approaches; development of nascent/exotic biotechnologies capable of gene editing and DNA manipulation; and engineering new molecular tools to deconstruct and modulate native DNA damage repair processes as they occur in living cells. [Nature Biotechnol. 2019, 37 (6), 657; Nucleic Acids Res. 2017, 45 (8), e63; Nucleic Acids Res. 2015, 43 (18), 8924-8941] Successful candidates will be highly motivated, have excellent communication skills, and have a recent Ph.D. in a field related to biophysics, biomedical engineering, or biochemistry/molecular biology. Prior research experience with cell culture, microbiology, and/or genetic engineering will be a plus. Programming experience highly desirable. Postdocs will be encouraged to lead independent, high-impact projects in preparation for long-term careers in academia or industry. Competitive salary/benefits offered. Interested applicants should email Dr. Eric Josephs at with a short description of your past research experiences and a resume/CV.

Queens University here in Charlotte NC has multiple open positions.
July 2019: Please contact Dr. Patricia Koplas ( for additional information and instructions on the application process.

1) One Year Visiting Assistant Professor starting in August 2019, There is a mentoring system so the person will have a strong bio faculty member assisting with planning out/talking through logistics for each course to make it less overwhelming. Fall:The writing intensive course for the majors:  works on oral and written communication skills for 2nd year majors. Gen Ed Lab course: this will have a sustainability theme. The gen ed director will help the new hire plan out this new course.  This is great experience for how to develop a new course/syllabus. The fall is lighter load if that helps with any final writing/defense issues for the student.

Spring: 2 sections of  introductory course for first year majors, includes ecology, evolution. Gen ed lab course: this course is developed already and gen ed director will assist

2) Tenure track position is for someone in the ecology side of science and starts August 2020.

3) Adjunct Position this Fall 2019 to teach one section of an intro microbiology course. The adjunct would have a faculty member here to mentor/assist and the lab is set-up for the instructor.  It is a pretty nice course to do for someone with micro experience. MW 8:00 AM-9:10 AM; MAIN CAMPUS, Rogers Science Hall, Biology Lab 104 and T 8:00 AM-10:30 AM; MAIN CAMPUS, Rogers Science Hall, Microbiology Lab 207


Where do our graduates go? 

Bushra Khan, PhD 2015

National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI

Tiffany Williams, PhD 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow Duke University Marine Laboratory, NC

Michelle Coleman, PhD 2014

Medical Residency, Baylor Medical Center, TX

Eric Hastie, PhD 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow Gene Therapy Center UNC Chapel Hill, NC

Bhawana Bariar, PhD 2013

Research Scientist Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences UNC Chapel Hill, NC

Kaveh Daneshar, PhD 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard Medical School, MASS

Brett Froelich, PhD 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Marine Science, UNC Morehead City NC

Abid Khan, PhD 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL

Mahnaz Manouchehrabadi, PhD 2011

Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University, CT


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