[Arabidopsis] Two tenure track faculty positions at University of Maryland College Park

Shunyuan Xiao via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by xiao from umd.edu)
Thu Sep 30 21:31:21 EST 2010


Tenure Track Faculty Positions at the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland

The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking outstanding candidates to fill two Assistant Professor positions in each of the following research areas:
1. Functional RNA. Areas of interest include but are not limited to non-coding RNAs involved in the regulation of gene expression, epigenetics and development, using microbial, plant, insect and mammalian systems, with emphasis on approaches involving cell biology, biophysics, bioinformatics, and/or genomics.
2. Host-Pathogen Interactions. Areas of interest include but are not limited to molecular mechanisms of virulence and resistance to pathogens of plants, fungi, insects or other model organisms, with emphasis on approaches involving genetics, cell biology, bioinformatics, and/or genomics.
These appointments will be part of an ongoing campus drive for enhancement in the life sciences. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must have a doctorate degree, relevant postdoctoral experience, an outstanding publication record and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Additional information about the department can be found at: http://www.life.umd.edu/CBMG.
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland and one of the most rapidly advancing public research universities in the country. The Department offers outstanding new research facilities and a highly interactive environment, with extensive opportunities to interact with scientists affiliated with other Departments, Centers and Institutes at the University of Maryland. Close proximity to Washington DC, Baltimore, and the Maryland Biotechnology Corridor facilitates interactions with an extraordinary range of major research institutions such as NIH, NIST, FDA and USDA, in addition to providing a rich cultural environment.
Applicants should apply electronically to one of the following at https://jobs.umd.edu specifying either (1) Functional RNA - Dr. Jonathan Dinman, Search Committee Chair (position # 116703) OR (2) Host-Pathogen Interactions - Dr. Steven Hutcheson, Search Committee Chair (position #116704). Applications should consist of a single PDF file containing (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) summary of research plans and teaching interests.
For full consideration, four recommendation letters should be sent separately. Complete applications should be received by October 31, 2010, but will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.



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