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[Arabidopsis] Faculty position in plant metabolic engineering

John Jelesko via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jelesko from vt.edu)
Tue Jan 8 09:35:48 EST 2008

Assistant/Associate Professor in Plant/Microbial Metabolic Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

The Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology & Weed Science at Virginia
Tech seeks applicants for a tenure track position in Plant/Microbial
Metabolic Engineering. This appointment will be at the Assistant or
Associate Professor level. Research focus should be on plant metabolic
engineering problems, for example in bio-design, bio-processing, bio-fuels,
production of novel compounds, improved quality or yield of existing plant
natural products, or other value-added traits. Programs focusing on
microbial metabolic engineering towards the biotransformation of plant
products will also be considered. The successful applicant is expected to:
1) develop extramurally funded research programs that become internationally
recognized, 2) mentor students, and 3) team teach graduate-level core
courses in plant metabolism. Additional information about the department can
be found at http://www.ppws.vt.edu.

Applicants must complete the application for posting number 071258 at
https://www.jobs.vt.edu.  A complete application must include a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research & teaching  interests,
all to be submitted on-line by January 15th.  In addition, applicants must
arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly to Ms. Donna
Ford wlwnd from vt.edu by Jan 15th.  Review of applications will begin on that
date and will continue until the position is filled.


Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity,
inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free
of all forms of discrimination. As a result this institution does not
tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color,
disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion,
sexual orientation, or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning
discrimination should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity.


John Jelesko

Associate Professor of Plant Biotechnology

Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science

548 Latham Hall, Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA,  24061-0390


email: jelesko from vt.edu

Voice: +1-540-231-3728

Fax:     +1-540-231-3347

Web page: http://www.ppws.vt.edu/~jelesko/


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