September 07, 2012
BioFrontiers is hiring
And, in more hiring news, the BioFrontiers Institute here at the University of Colorado Boulder is hiring new tenure-track faculty this year. One of the great things about this hiring line is that the candidate basically gets to select which of nine departments (including Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math., and a variety of biology departments) they want to call home. Another is that there are genuinely interesting and exciting things happening in research and education within it. In short: it's a great place to work.
We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position from candidates seeking to develop an innovative research program that addresses significant problems in biology or medicine at the interface with the physical sciences, mathematics, and/or computer science. Researchers in the area of biological engineering are asked to look for an advertisement next year, when we anticipate searching for faculty in that area.
September 06, 2012
Be an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute
Having spent four years at SFI as an Omidyar Fellow before coming to the University of Colorado, Boulder, I feel comfortable asserting that this fellowship is one of the best in higher education: it provides several years of full funding to work on your own big ideas about complex systems and to collaborate with other SFI researchers.
I also feel comfortable saying that SFI tends to prefer young scholars who are already fairly independent, as being an Omidyar Fellow is a lot like being a junior faculty member, except without the teaching responsibilities. No one tells you what to work on. If you have your own interests and your own ideas, this is ideal. SFI also tends to prefer young scholars with a strong quantitative background. If you plan to apply, I recommend writing a fresh research statement (rather than recycling the one you send to university positions) that focuses on your ideas about complex systems and your independent research plans for the next few years.
To help explain just how great a position it is, SFI recently put together a series of short videos, which you can find here.
Deadline: November 1