Endowed Chair-Plt.Molecular Bio.

Kathy Werrell werrell at UDel.Edu
Tue Apr 11 10:25:28 EST 2000

Position:	Endowed Professor in Plant Molecular Biology

Position Description:

The University of Delaware seeks nominations and applications for an endowed
professorship in plant molecular biology, which will be a tenured
appointment in the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and within one or
more academic departments at the University of Delaware.  This will be one
of three endowed positions in biotechnology, with the other two specializing
in proteomics and bioinformatics. Together these individuals will provide
academic leadership and enhance partnerships with life sciences industries.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., possess a national and
international record of scientific accomplishments in plant molecular
biology/genetics and be recognized in the field as broadly based and
visionary.  Applications in all areas of plant molecular biology will be
considered including development, transformation, gene expression, and
plant-microbe interactions. The successful candidate will join recently
hired plant molecular biologists/geneticists and play a pivotal role in
hiring additional plant biologists.  The candidate will provide energetic
leadership and creative direction in building a world-class research and
educational program in plant biology at the University of Delaware and in
furthering the DBI's position at the forefront of life sciences research and
education.  Demonstrated experience is essential in leading
interdisciplinary research teams, developing a strong externally-funded
research program (comprised of both independent and collaborative research),
and stimulating the work of colleagues and students. A strong commitment to
advising and teaching undergraduate and graduate students is important.

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a partnership involving State
government, the Delaware institutions of higher education, and area
industry.  The mission of the Institute is to engage in leading-edge
scientific discovery in the life sciences, provide biotechnology-based
education, and promote economic development and the creation of high-quality
jobs.  A new 70,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art research facility is under
construction to house interdisciplinary DBI research staff encompassing
plant/cell molecular biology, animal genetics, gene discovery and
alteration, computational biology/computer science, proteomics/biochemistry,
bioprocessing and biomaterials. The DBI research staff will be considered
integral components of comparable disciplines in the University departments.
For more information on the DBI, see www.udel.edu/DBI.  The University of
Delaware, founded in 1743, is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in
the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions and one of only 13 space-grant
institutions.  Located in the heart of key life sciences industries such as
DuPont, Astra-Zeneca and Hercules, it is a major state-assisted, private
university, with nationally and internationally recognized research and
educational programs supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, an
expansive library, and existing and expanding infrastructure for
biotechnology research.  For more information on the University of Delaware,
see www.udel.edu.

CONTACT: Candidate reviews will continue until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, full
curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for four references

David S. Weir, Chair, DBI Search
c/o Engineering Outreach
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-1301

Kathleen C. Werrell, Assistant Dean
Engineering Outreach
University of Delaware
Newark, DE  19716-3101
Phone:  (302) 831-4863
Fax:      (302) 831-8179
Email:   enggoutreach at udel.edu

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