Location: Newport, RI Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Fri Jul 19 2019 Job Description:
The Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Salve Regina University encourages student learning through innovative pedagogy and mentored research experiences at the undergraduate level. Many courses in the curriculum include original research experiences. Most students take on an independent research project for at least one semester or summer. The department is housed in a newly-renovated science wing and maintains a diverse offering of state of the art laboratory equipment. 85% of Biology graduates are in professional school, graduate school or a job in the field within 9 months of graduation.
A grant-funded teaching postdoctoral associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Belinda Barbagallo in the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. The candidate will conduct research aimed to understand the link between developmental exposure to the environmental toxin PFOS and the prevalence of type II diabetes and metabolic disease using the Drosophila melanogaster model system. The candidate will also receive pedagogical mentoring while teaching six contact hours a semester within the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences in the sophomore level cell biology course and their areas of expertise.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct independent research projects in line with the overarching research focus of the principle investigator.
Present research findings at meetings and assist in writing manuscripts.
Mentor undergraduate research students in the laboratory.
Contributes to the Biology department teaching mission (12 contact hours per year).
Teaches courses both at the introductory and advanced level.
Earned terminal degree in the field (doctorate in a related area of biology by time of hire).
Experience addressing research questions using the Drosophila melanogaster model system. Experience with the C. elegans system is a plus.
A strong background in genetics, molecular biology and/or biochemistry
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Internal Number: 113359
About Salve Regina University
Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, R.I., Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student's individual talents.Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.Salve Regina's 80-acre campus is set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates and features 21 st...ructures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.