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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 590973
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Non-Union, Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty

Position Summary

 

Successful applicants should complement and extend areas of expertise and research at the PRL. Individuals are expected to employ innovative and state-of-the art approaches, which may include, but are not limited to, advanced molecular and structural biology, cell biology, computational biology, genetics and genomics, metabolomics, synthetic biology, biophysics, phenomics, or modeling.

 

The PRL, with long-standing funding from U.S. DOE-BES, provides a highly collaborative environment for conducting creative, fundamental research on photosynthetic organisms, with a research core focused on energy-related science aimed at improving photosynthetic robustness and productivity. This research core is complemented by interdisciplinary research on photosynthetic organisms and their interactions with the environment. More information on the breadth of PRL research is available at https://prl.natsci.msu.edu/research/. PRL faculty are full members of the MSU tenure-stream faculty and jointly appointed in an academic department. Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience with evidence of productivity and potential for independent research that contributes to the DOE-BES priorities at the PRL but also expands the breadth of the PRL research portfolio.

 

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular B

Minimum Requirements

 

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience with evidence of productivity and potential for independent research.

 

Desired Qualifications

 Experience with research that contributes to the DOE-BES priorities at the PRL but also expands the breadth of the PRL research portfolio.

Required Application Materials

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments, a 3-5 page plan for future research that details specifically how the candidate envisions their research will fit within and complement the PRL core research as well as how they will establish independent research directions. A statement of teaching, mentoring experience and philosophy, and summary of experience or philosophy fostering diversity and inclusion in your professional career should be provided. Contact information for three referees should also be provided.

Special Instructions

Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file through the MSU applicant page at https://jobs.msu.edu (position # 590973). Questions regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Federica Brandizzi (fb@msu.edu). Consideration of applicants will begin on November 1, 2019.

Review of Applications Begins On

11/01/2019

Website

https://www.prl.msu.edu/

Department Statement

 

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

MSU Statement

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