FEN EDEBİYAT FAKÜLTESİBİYOLOJİK BİLİMLER BÖLÜMÜ: BİYOLOJİ/MOLEKÜLER BİYOLOJİ ve GENETİK


OPEN FACULTY POSITION IN POPULATION BIOLOGY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES of METU, TURKEY

Applications are invited for open faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor.
Application deadline: February 14, 2018
The Department of Biological Sciences at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey is inviting applications for Assistant Professor in Population Biology. For inquiries and the application package, please contact both Dr. Can Bilgin (cbilgin@metu.edu.tr) and Dr. Mehmet Somel (msomel@metu.edu.tr).
Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in the relevant field with appropriate postdoctoral experience, a good publication record, and be committed to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The medium of teaching in METU is English. The successful applicant is expected to establish an independent research group and will be responsible for procuring extramural funding. These include TUBITAK reintegration fellowships (2232), TUBITAK young investigator grants (3501), TUBITAK research grants (1001/1002), Marie Curie Reintegration Grants, EMBO Installation Grants, ERC Starting Grants and Horizon 2020 grants. A dedicated Project Support Office (http://pdo.metu.edu.tr/) is available to assist applicants. Additionally, the University has a dedicated Technology Transfer Office that can assist with intellectual property issues and liaisons with industrial partners (https://bto.metu.edu.tr/).
The successful applicant will receive lab and office spaces, free access to the Department's common research infrastructure and the animal house, access to Central Laboratories of METU and be eligible for start-up funds from METU. Accommodation on campus is provided to eligible candidates.
Applications will be accepted until February 14, 2018. The selected applicants will be invited for a seminar by February 28, 2018. Decision regarding the position is expected to be announced by March 30, 2018. Applicants should send a cover letter that includes (i) CV, (ii) publication record, (iii) a summary of research experience, (iv) a research and teaching statement, (v) full contact information for three references.
METU is a public university and has consistently been ranked as the highest research and teaching institution in Turkey. For further information regarding the University and the Department of Biological Sciences, please visit http://www.metu.edu.tr/ and http://bio.metu.edu.tr