Fwd: Faculty & Research positions at UCR

Natasha Raikhel nraikhel at pilot.msu.edu
Wed Aug 15 14:39:41 EST 2001


THE CENTER FOR PLANT CELL BIOLOGY IN THE UCR GENOMICS INSTITUTE

The University of California is launching a new center for Plant Cell 
Biology in the Genomics Institute.  Recruitment of the following 
positions is part of this new initiative, and continued growth in 
this area is expected with additional faculty positions to follow. 
The Director of the UCR Genomics Institute is Dr. Michael T. Clegg 
and the Director of the center for Plant Cell Biology is Dr. Natasha 
Raikhel. 

Faculty Position in the Center for Plant Cell Biology

The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences invites applications for 
an ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR in plant cell biology.  The 
candidate will join the new center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB) 
and an active and collegial department with broad interests in plant 
biology.  Individuals should work at the forefront of contemporary 
plant cell biology and utilize a multidisciplinary approach in an 
area such as, but not limited to, cell cycle regulation, cell wall 
and/or cytoskeleton dynamics and function, programmed cell death, 
protein targeting, or signal transduction.  The successful candidate 
will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, innovative 
research program, have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching 
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in 
departmental and interdepartmental graduate programs.  The position 
includes an appointment in the Agricultural Experimental Station and 
will be available July 1, 2002.  Applicants must hold a PhD, and 
postdoctoral experience is essential for candidates at the assistant 
level.  CEPCEB is part of the Institute of Genomics with excellent 
state-of-the-art facilities and technical support.  Scheduled 
expansion of CEPCEB includes another assistant professor of plant 
cell biology to be recruited within the next year.

Review of faculty applications will begin November 1, 2001 and 
continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals 
should: (1) submit a curriculum vitae, (2) provide a statement of 
research interests, and (3) have letters from three references sent 
(assistant level) or provide names and addresses of three references 
(associate level) to: Dr. Eugene Nothnagel, Chair, Department of 
Botany and Plant Sciences-072, University of California, Riverside, 
CA 92521-0124.  For additional information about the Department and 
campus visit:  www.cnas.ucr.edu. 

Academics Coordinator II
Bioinformatics Facility

The center invites applications for an ACADEMIC COORDINATOR II, an 
academic career-track 11-month appointment. The successful applicant 
will be expected to organize a small bioinformatics team to provide 
support to the center for Plant Cell Biology.  This team will 
implement currently available bioinformatics tools including 
relational database support and will develop user-specific 
data-mining tools.  The appointee will be expected to develop 
research collaborations with the faculty and teach or organize short 
courses that will inform the local community about the available 
bioinformatics resources.  Applicants must have a PhD in the 
Biological Sciences (Plant Biology is preferred).  Applicants with 
experience in leading a bioinformatics group will be given 
preference.  Additionally, the applicant must be proficient in one or 
more programming languages (PERL, PYTHON, JAVA, C++) and have a good 
understanding of database design and implementation. In addition, 
applicants should have experience using one of the open source 
bioinformatics frameworks such as BIOJAVA or BIOPERL.  The applicant 
should have experience with software collaboration tools such as CVS. 
The applicant will be expected to oversee the purchase, installation, 
and management of the necessary computer hardware and software 
required to provide bioinformatics support to several users. A good 
understanding of the UNIX operating system and systems administration 
is also an important qualification.  The Academic Facilities 
Coordinator will be responsible for supervision, maintenance and 
operation of Facilities at the Institute and will also provide 
leadership in organizing occasional short course offerings.

Academics Coordinator II
Core Imaging and Microscopy Facility

The center invites applications for an ACADEMIC COORDINATOR II, an 
academic career-track 11-month appointment. The successful applicant 
will be expected to plan and organize all functions of the microscopy 
instrumentation facility, including establishment of workflow and 
procedures, selection and supervision of facility staff, and 
involvement in significant research collaborations with faculty 
members.  The appointee will work closely with the Director of the 
Institute and of CEPCEB to identify instrumentation needs and to seek 
funding for new equipment.  He or she will assist and advise faculty, 
students, and others in appropriate use of facilities.  Applicants 
must have a PhD in the Biological Sciences (Plant Cell Biology is 
preferred) and experience in confocal microscopy and in a wide 
variety of microscopic techniques.  Experience with deconvolution is 
preferred.  The appointee would be expected to take the initiative in 
evaluating and adapting new imaging and microscopy techniques and 
methods.  Oversight responsibility could include supervision of 
sample preparation for electron microscopy.  An important aspect of 
this job is an awareness of the most recent advances in the field, 
including state-of-the-art professional and technical knowledge and 
innovation, and knowledge of equipment maintenance and repair. 
Additional requirements include abilities to supervise staff and to 
interact effectively with faculty, students, post-doctorates, and 
others.  The Academic Facilities Coordinator will be responsible for 
supervision, maintenance and operation of Facilities at the Institute 
and will also provide leadership in organizing occasional short 
course offerings.

Review of academic coordinator applications will begin October 1, 
2001 and will continue until the positions are filled.  Salaries for 
the positions are commensurate with education and experience.  The 
positions will be available January 1, 2002.  Letter of application, 
including a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, should 
be sent to: Amy Corley, Institute of Genomics, c/o Botany and Plant 
Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0127.  For 
additional information about the College of Natural and Agricultural 
Sciences visit:  www.cnas.ucr.edu. 

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

Natasha Raikhel
Editor-in-Chief, Plant Physiology
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1312 USA
Phone: (517) 353-3518
Fax: (517) 432-9560
e-mail: nraikhel at msu.edu
www.prl.msu.edu/natasha.html




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