Faculty/Academic StaffMajor Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Natural ScienceDepartment:
Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674Sub Area:
FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary:
Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation:
Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
The PRL engages in interdisciplinary research broadly aimed at improving the mechanistic understanding of photosynthetic organisms, as well as efforts to improve photosynthetic performance and productivity. PRL faculty aspire to contribute to interdisciplinary questions that are broader than those that can be addressed by a single research team, including but not limited to: “How do plants respond across dynamic environments, including changes in global climate?”; “How are photosynthetic processes coordinated over multiple scales (e.g., subcompartments, cells, tissues) to efficiently allocate resources for organism growth and development?”; and, “How can forward-looking bioengineering strategies be leveraged to elucidate fundamental mechanistic principles, to enhance plant performance, and enable sustainable technologies?” More information on the breadth of the PRL mission is available at https://prl.natsci.msu.edu/research-tech/research-projects/.
The PRL is a highly collaborative environment for conducting creative and rigorous research. Our ideal future colleague will expand the expertise at the PRL through their leadership of an independent research program contributing to the understanding of the biology of photosynthetic organisms - and which may extend more broadly beyond photosynthetic organisms. We seek a colleague who will engage in our tradition of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, participate in ongoing PRL-wide research supported by the DOE, and contribute their unique perspective to PRL’s community. PRL faculty have twelve-month, continuing appointments and are full members of the MSU tenure-stream faculty and jointly appointed in an academic department.
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.
Doctorate -Biochemistry, Plant Biology, Molecular
Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience.
Experience and an understanding of the biology of photosynthetic organisms - and which may extend more broadly beyond photosynthetic organisms.
Required Application Materials
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of past research accomplishments and future research plans totaling up to 5 pages. A statement of teaching and mentoring experience and philosophy (up to 2 pages) should also be provided. Applicants should include expressions of their interests and/or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion within the context of both their research and teaching statements (e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, outreach, etc.).
Contact information for three referees should also be provided. Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file through the MSU applicant page at https://jobs.msu.edu (posting 722357).
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Daniel Ducat ([email protected]). Consideration of applications will begin on October 1, 2021.
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Advertised: Aug 11, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 11, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time