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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 686379
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Biology Cns 10032114
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 60000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Research Associate

Position Summary

Conduct research in plant resilience including experiment design, execution, analysis, and communication.

The initial appointment is for one year and renewable for up to three years of total support. The positions must begin no later than September 1st, 2021. Fellows will have a starting annual salary of $60,000 plus benefits, as well as a research stipend of $10,000 per year. We encourage applications from candidates at any early-career stage, from finishing PhD students to current postdoctoral scholars.

The Plant Resilience Institute Fellow will be expected to develop a cutting-edge research program in the area of plant resilience that bridges the interests of two or more PRI faculty members. A list of possible faculty mentors can be found here: Candidates should contact potential faculty mentors before applying, as sponsoring faculty will need to submit letters of support. We would expect the candidate to be engaged within the broader PRI community by participation in organizing the annual symposium, seminar series, and facilitating career development activities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -A Ph.D. in biology, ecology, genomics

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. with experience in biological research with demonstrated productivity in the form of publications.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in plant resilience with demonstrated ability to cross disciplines. Demonstrated productivity in the form of publications. Experience in outreach and diversity activities.

Required Application Materials

For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) should be received by January 21st, 2021, and include: cover letter, CV, past and future research statement, DEI statement, and up to 2 publications, preprints, or manuscripts representative of the applicant’s work. Additionally, applicants should have letters of support from 2 references and a single joint letter from the proposed PRI faculty sponsors.

Special Instructions

The application package should be submitted through  E-mail questions to committee co-chairs: Hatem Rouached (rouached “at” and David Lowry (dlowry “at”

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