MSU-DOE PLANT RESEARCH LABORATORY
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Faculty Position in the Biology of Photosynthetic Organisms
The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) has a tenure-track, twelve-month faculty position available at the Assistant Professor level. We seek to recruit individuals who investigate fundamental questions in the biology of plants, algae, or photosynthetic bacteria. Relevant research areas and approaches include, but are not limited to: biophysical/biochemical mechanisms and regulation of photosynthesis, plant synthetic biology, metabolism and metabolic engineering, signaling and regulatory networks, structural biology, phenomics, and computational biology.
The PRL, with long-standing funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, provides a highly collaborative environment for conducting creative, fundamental research on photosynthetic organisms, with an emphasis on energy-related, interdisciplinary research. PRL faculty are full members of the MSU tenure-stream faculty. Successful candidates will be jointly appointed in an appropriate academic department. Applicants should have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience with evidence of productivity and potential for independent research. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments, a 3-5 page plan for future research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file through the MSU applicant page at https://jobs.msu.edu (position # 3603). Questions regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Jianping Hu (huji from msu.edu). Consideration of applicants will begin on November 15, 2016.
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