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  • Assistant/Associate Professor Plant-insect interactions/Crop IPM Dept. Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens. http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3392 posting number 2018_00598F, posted Feb 2, 2018.

    Two postdoctorial research positions in the laboritory of Dr. Alain Goossens at the VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology in Ghent, Belgium (http://www.vib.be/en/jobs/Pages/default.aspx) posted December 6, 2017.

    Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Björn Hamberger, at Michigan State University. (Careers.msu.edu, Posting #474256) posted Nov 3, 2017

    Assistant Professor Position in Plant Biochemistry, Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis (posting JPF01813) posted October 245, 2017.

  • Postdoctoral Associate Position in Plant Quantitative Genetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( http://employment.unl.edu, position F_170115), posted October 11, 2017.
  • Faculty Position in Biological Mass Spectrometry, Michigan State University, Posted Sept 21, 2017 http://careers.msu.edu/ (posting #466964).
  • Tenure track faculty position in the Dept. of Food Science & Human Nutrition at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, posted Sept 19, 2017 http://www.fshn.chhs.colostate.edu/

Posted February 2, 2018

Assistant/Associate Professor: Plant-insect interactions/Crop IPM
University of Georgia

Position: Twelve month, tenure-track Assistant Professor with responsibilities in row crop production systems.  The position is budgeted at 80% research, and 20% instruction.

Location: Department of Entomology, UGA-Athens Campus.

Position Responsibilities: The appointee will develop a strong, extramurally funded research and teaching program with responsibilities in the study of plant-insect interactions with emphasis on agroecosystems. The position also has strong funding potential from Georgia’s Commodity Commissions. The successful applicant will provide research expertise at the interface of applied and basic research programs in Entomology.  Opportunities for collaboration on plant improvement programs with personnel in other departments including Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture and Plant Pathology are also available.  Demonstrated expertise in plant-insect interactions from either an ecological and/or molecular perspective will be considered.  Instructional activities will include a course in the successful applicant’s area of expertise, contributions to a course in Integrated Pest Management, and mentoring graduate students. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology or related field.

The Department: The Department of Entomology at UGA consists of 35 faculty members situated in a stimulating, multi-campus environment with an excellent reputation in research, extension and teaching. The three campuses of the University of Georgia (Athens, Tifton and Griffin) are multidisciplinary, multi-agency facilities with access to well-equipped research farms throughout the state. Opportunities for collaboration within the UGA Commodity Teams and with colleagues in other departments and institutions are plentiful and encouraged. 

Application: Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae (25-page limit), a one-page statement of research philosophy and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Further, the candidate needs to arrange for three letters of reference that address his or her qualifications for the position.  All application materials and independent letters of reference should be submitted electronically via FacultyJobs at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3392 posting number 2018_00598F. Complete applications received by April 15, 2018 will be assured of full consideration.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

 

Posted December 6, 2017

POSITION FOR 2 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERs

The VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology (PSB) is a world-leading plant science institute located at the heart of a renowned Plant Biotech campus in Ghent, Belgium. Please visit us at www.psb.ugent.be for more information.

The group of Specialized Metabolism (https://www.psb.ugent.be/specialized-metabolism), led by Prof. Alain Goossens at PSB, is looking to recruit 1 highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher. The Goossens lab focuses on the characterization of plant signalling pathways that steer the biosynthesis of high-value bioactive metabolites in crop, medicinal and model plants. Simultaneously, this group aims to generate new tools for the engineering of plant metabolic circuits towards the production of bioactive metabolites that can be exploited by humans as drugs, therapeutics, nutraceuticals, pesticides, flavours, fragrances, cosmetics, etc.

Position 1
Developing multipurpose Nicotiana crops for molecular farming through metabolic engineering with new plant breeding techniques


For this position the candidate will be involved in a project that aims to identify and characterise the genes that encode for enzymes catalysing missing steps in Nicotiana alkaloid biosynthesis. This knowledge will be used to engineer Nicotiana prototypes with altered alkaloid profiles and the capacity to deliver valuable speciality chemicals. The latter will also involve ‘organelle engineering’ to increase the biochemical potential of Nicotiana plants. This will be achieved with the use of the CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology. This project forms an integral part of the EU Horizon 2020 large-scale collaborative project Newcotiana that comprises research partners from all over Europe.


For this challenging position, we are looking for a talented and motivated candidate with a PhD degree in bio-engineering, biochemistry/biotechnology or molecular biology. A publication record in peer- reviewed journals, expertise in the areas of plant molecular biology, plant biotechnology, plant biochemistry, functional genomics, metabolic engineering and/or synthetic biology, as well as experience in guidance of master and/or PhD students are assets.
We offer a 3-years position, an internationally competitive package and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and services.


Please submit your application with your CV, a one-page summary of your past research activities, a one-page motivation letter, and the names and contact details of 2 to 3 references on the VIB jobs website (http://www.vib.be/en/jobs/Pages/default.aspx or https://vibvzw.jobsoid.com/j/10764/postdoctoral-researcher-metabolic-engineering-of-multipurpose- nicotiana-crops-with-genome-editing).

The position is available from April 1, 2018 on. Applications are welcome until the position is filled. The Department of Plant Systems Biology belongs to the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and the Ghent University (UGent), both equal opportunity employers.

Position 2
Understanding biotic stresses in tomato roots through molecular interactomics


For this position the candidate will be involved in a project that aims at developing a platform to visualise and map the protein-protein interaction network that determines the response of tomato roots to beneficial and parasitic organisms living in its rhizosphere. More particularly, the candidate will take an active and leading role in the installation of a versatile and complementary tomato interactomics platform that will be based on affinity-purification-mass-spectrometry and yeast-two-hybrid-Seq. These two techniques will be applied to study the response of tomato roots to organisms in its rhizosphere and identify key players therein. The hypothesis is that we will identify “hub” proteins in tomato roots being targeted by effectors of different interacting rhizosphere organisms. Ultimately, this platform will also serve the whole tomato research community.


This project is a collaborative project together with the research groups of Prof. Sofie Goormachtig (https://www.psb.ugent.be/rhizosphere) and Prof. Lieve Gheysen (http://www.molecularbiotechnology.ugent.be/group-research-4.html), both also located at VIB and/or Ghent University, and with which the candidate will also closely interact.
For this challenging position, we are looking for a talented and motivated candidate with a PhD degree in bio-engineering, biochemistry/biotechnology or molecular biology. A publication record in peer- reviewed journals and/or expertise in the areas of plant molecular biology, plant biotechnology, functional genomics and/or plant-microbe interactions, as well as experience in guidance of master and/or PhD students is an asset.
We offer an internationally competitive package and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and services.

Please submit your application with your CV, a one-page summary of your past research activities, a one-page motivation letter, and the names and contact details of 2 to 3 references on the VIB jobs website (http://www.vib.be/en/jobs/Pages/default.aspx or https://vibvzw.jobsoid.com/j/10765/postdoc-researcher-understanding-biotic-stresses-in-tomato- roots-through-molecular-interactomics). Applications by email will not be considered.
The position is available from January 1, 2018 on. A first review of applications begins December 20th, 2017. A short list of applicants will be selected on the basis of CV and motivation letter. Short listed applicants will be invited for interviews. Applications are welcome until the position in filled.
The Department of Plant Systems Biology belongs to the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and the Ghent University (UGent), both equal opportunity employers.

Posted November 3, 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Björn Hamberger, at Michigan State University. Research will be conducted, in Plant Synthetic Biology, on behalf of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (www.glbrc.org). Desired start date for the position is December 1, 2017.

The research project will focus on engineering of terpene biosynthetic pathways in plants. The candidate should have a background in plant molecular biology and/or plant biochemistry. Strong interest in metabolic engineering, heterologous expression, or terpene biochemistry is preferred. The successful candidate will join a diverse and highly collaborative research team. Therefore, excellent communication skills are required.

Some duties of the position will include: Generation of constructs for transient heterologous expression and evaluation of simple terpene biosynthetic pathways; in collaboration with the GLBRC transformation facility, generation of stably transformed plant lines with engineered terpene metabolism; and analysis of transgenic lines by GC- and LC-MS.

Applicants should have received their PhD degree within the past three years. This position will be for one year and will be renewed, contingent upon funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field. Excellent communication; strong molecular biology or plant biochemistry skills.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter stating research interests, CV, and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Review of application will begin November 7, 2017, and continue until position is filled.

Please apply through Careers.msu.edu, Posting #474256 or at

http://careers.msu.edu/ci/en-us/job/498057/research-associatefixed-term

Posted October 24, 2017

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY

Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis

The Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Plant Biochemistry. This position is intended for early career scientists who have and will continue to leverage modern technological advances in biochemistry or closely aligned disciplines. The Department seeks a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary scientist who will capitalize on our collective pursuit of research questions at a variety of scales (from the molecular and cellular to the whole plant and ecosystem level).

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Plant Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline, and have an outstanding record of research achievement. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent program with emphasis on biochemistry-enabled interdisciplinary approaches. In addition, the Department of Plant Biology places a high priority on teaching and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Department and the College.

Candidates should provide names and addresses of three to five references and submit the following materials, online, at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01813 (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) summary of research accomplishments (up to 2 pages), (d) clearly focused description of future research plans (up to 3 pages), (e) copies of major publications, (f) a one page statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and/or interest, and g) a one page diversity statement (see for guidelines: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/diversity_statements_writin g.html).

Closing date: Open until filled; to assure full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2017.

Administrative contact: Lisa Blake (lmblake@ucdavis.edu).

The University of California, Davis, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department encourages women and minorities to apply. UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas (http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/). Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty, staff and students.

UC Davis supports Family -friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and dean’s offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited, for full program details please visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/partner-opp/index.html

For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact: Lisa Brodkey, Director Faculty Relations and Development, (530) 752-7643

UC Davis and UC Davis Health System are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis and/or UC Davis Health System -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots, industrial and residential space.

Posted October 11, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Plant Quantitative Genetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska is seeking to fill a post-doctoral research associate – statistical and computational methods position. This is a 12-month, non-tenure leading, 100% research position in the Department of Animal Science. The incumbent will develop and implement statistical and computational methods in quantitative genetics to study the genetic and physiological architecture of high nighttime temperature stress in crops (rice and wheat) Additional project information is available at: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1736192&HistoricalAwards=false

Responsibilities will be oriented toward quantitative genetic analysis of longitudinal high-throughput plant phenomic image data combined with high-dimensional genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic data. The projects include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) theoretical development and application of genome-wide association analysis using phenotypic, RNA-seq, and metabolomic data, 2) omics-based phenotypic prediction, and 3) software development in R, Julia, and C++.
 
Candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team and will be mentored by Dr. Gota Morota (Quantitative Genetics), Dr. Harkamal Walia (Plant Molecular Physiology), and Dr. Qi Zhang (Statistics) at UNL. In addition, candidates are expected to work closely with other collaborators at UNL, Arkansas State University, and Kansas State University.

A Ph.D. in quantitative genetics, statistical genetics, animal breeding, plant breeding or related field, with the degree completed before employment begins, is required. Candidates with a strong background in statistics and statistical computing are preferred.

To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, position F_170115. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. In addition, email the identical documents to <morota@unl.edu>. Review of applications to begin on 10/23/2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. Seehttp://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Gota Morota
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Science
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
www.morotalab.org

Posted Sept 21, 2017

Faculty position in Biological Mass Spectrometry Michigan State University

This position is part of Michigan State University’s Global Impact Initiative, which aims to recruit 100 top-level researchers to MSU over five years (see http://research.msu.edu/global-impact).


Michigan State University invites application for an academic year tenure stream faculty position, targeting the Assistant Professor level, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for individuals who use mass spectrometry to investigate important biological questions at the molecular level.  Competitive candidates will lead research that complements one or more university initiatives in biomedicine, plant sciences, and environmental sciences, as well as departmental focus areas: genes and regulation, plant bioscience, and protein structure and biophysics. Applications are particularly encouraged from researchers whose interests include, but are not limited to: application of Metabolomics/Lipidomics/Fluxomics/Exposomics in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, precision medicine, microbiomes, regulation of signaling in disease, and development of strategies that accelerate identification of novel biologically active metabolites including lipids.
Michigan State University offers a vibrant, collegial, and collaborative environment, with strengths in metabolic biochemistry research that span multiple disciplines, world-class core facilities, and a history of leadership in mass spectrometry.


A Ph.D. or equivalent degree and ≥2 years of postdoctoral research experience in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or closely related discipline and a strong record of peer-reviewed publication involving mass spectrometry are required.  We encourage applications from individuals with potential to be leaders in their field. Candidates will be expected to establish a research program that attracts extramural funding and generates innovative research results of high significance. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record of academic achievement, commitment to research and teaching, provide evidence of potential to provide visionary intellectual leadership, engage in collaborative research, and inspire students to learn.   Evidence of level-appropriate funding for applicants at the assistant professor level is desirable, and an active, extramurally funded research program is required for applicants at more senior levels. Salary, laboratory space, and start-up funds will be competitive and consistent with academic rank and experience.


To apply, applicants should provide curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, copies of 2-3 most significant publications, one-page statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and a list of three references in a single PDF document to the MSU Human Resources site at http://careers.msu.edu/ (posting #466964). Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee chair, Professor Dan Jones (jonesar4@msu.edu). Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. 


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

Posted Sept. 21, 2017

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY

Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis

The Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Plant Biochemistry. This position is intended for early career scientists who have and will continue to leverage modern technological advances in biochemistry or closely aligned disciplines. The Department seeks a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary scientist who will capitalize on our collective pursuit of research questions at a variety of scales (from the molecular and cellular to the whole plant and ecosystem level).
 
Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Plant Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline, and have an outstanding record of research achievement. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent program with emphasis on biochemistry-enabled interdisciplinary approaches. In addition, the Department of Plant Biology places a high priority on teaching and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Department and the College.

Candidates should provide names and addresses of three to five references and submit the following materials, online, at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01813 (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) summary of research accomplishments (up to 2 pages), (d) clearly focused description of future research plans (up to 3 pages), (e) copies of major publications, (f) a one page statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and/or interest, and g) a one page diversity statement (see for guidelines: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/diversity_statements_writing.html).

Closing date: Open until filled; to assure full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2017. 

Administrative contact: Lisa Blake (lmblake@ucdavis.edu).

The University of California, Davis, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department encourages women and minorities to apply. UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas (http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/). Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty, staff and students.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and dean’s offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited, for full program details please visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/partner-opp/index.html

Posted Sept. 19, 2017

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. The 9-month appointment will begin on August 15, 2018. PhD-level applicants are sought who have expertise in food safety, food microbiology, food science, fermentation science, and/or links among the microbiome, food and health. Independent and shared laboratory space and equipment are available to support this position.


Applicants are encouraged to view the complete position announcement on the department’s website http://www.fshn.chhs.colostate.edu/. Applications must be submitted in PDF format by November 1, 2017 for full consideration; incomplete applications will not be considered. The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Inquiries can be made to: Tiffany Weir, Associate Professor, 970- 491-4631, tiffany.weir@colostate.edu . Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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