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plant physiologist position

Wayne Snedden sneddenw at biology.queensu.ca
Tue Mar 25 11:46:50 EST 2003

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY - The Department of Biology
invites applications for a tenure-track position in fundamental plant
science. The successful applicant will be selected primarily on the basis
of overall excellence, but should complement existing strengths in plant
science research at Queen's by using modern molecular, physiological
and/or biochemical approaches to investigate topical areas such as
primary or secondary metabolism, response to environmental stress,
development, genomics. The Department of Biology has a superb plant
growth facility in the new Biosciences Complex
(biology.queensu.ca/~phyttron), a 3000 hectare QUBS field station
(biology.queensu.ca/~qubs) and access to a state-of-the-art Protein
Function Discovery proteomics facility
("http://www.queens-pfd.ca/" ).
Qualifications include a PhD, postdoctoral experience and published
evidence of excellent research ability. The successful candidate will be
expected to be an excellent teacher and to develop a vigorous, externally
funded research program. Applicants must be eligible for nomination to a
Canada Research Chair (CRC), Tier 2 that has been allocated to this
and brings with it substantial infrastructure funding from CFI/OIT. Tier
2 CRCs are normally within 10 years of PhD at the time of application and
will be appointed at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor
depending on qualifications. Queen's is filling a total of 57 CRC
positions, most of which will be outstanding external appointees, and is
particularly interested in attracting increased numbers of women into its
CRC program. Expected date of appointment is July 1, 2004, subject to
negotiation. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2003 and continue
until the position is filled. Applications including curriculum vitae,
statement of current and prospective research interests, statement of
teaching interests, and at least three letters of reference should be
sent to: Dr. Peter T. Boag, Head, Department of Biology, Queen's
University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 (Web: biology.queensu.ca,
E-mail: biohead at biology.queensu.ca, Fax: (613) 533-6617).
This position
is open to citizens of all countries, but Canadians and permanent
residents will be considered first. Queen's University has an employment
equity program and encourages applications from all qualified women and
men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with
disabilities, gay men and lesbians.

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