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[Arabidopsis] Faculty Position: Modeling of Plant Development

Robert Franks via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by rgfranks from ncsu.edu)
Fri Sep 9 07:54:55 EST 2016

Modeling of Plant Development

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

North Carolina State University

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University
seeks an outstanding faculty member at any rank to join the new
interdisciplinary faculty cluster on Quantitative and Computational
Developmental Biology.

Successful candidates will engage in transformative research that
integrates expertise in biological, biophysical, computational, or
mathematical methods to investigate dynamic events in plant morphogenesis
or development across multiple scales. Applicants who are using
computational or mathematical modeling techniques to study properties of
dynamic plant developmental systems will be prioritized over strict

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:


   An interdisciplinary expertise in computational or mathematical modeling
   and plant developmental biology

   The ability to generate multi-scale models that integrate intracellular
   chemical or molecular  data sets with the higher level geometry of plants

   The ability to generate models that investigate emergent properties of
   plant developmental systems

   The ability to work closely with biologists and wet lab experimentalists
   to enable the collection and extraction of multidimensional quantitative
   dynamic data from plant systems

Individuals who can bridge experiment, modeling and theory and have the
ability to translate research outcomes to address agricultural challenges
are strongly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated collaboration as a member of
a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

Hiring may occur at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in
a home department consistent with the candidate’s credentials and research
fit.  The successful candidate will provide key leadership in quantitative
and/or computational biology across the university, teach in existing
courses, and develop specialized coursework in their area of expertise.

Minimum requirements include a PhD in a relevant field from an accredited
institution. Interested candidates should submit: a CV, a 2-3 page research
plan, a cover letter, and contact information for three references. The
cover letter should describe: prior experience in computational and/or
mathematical modeling of plant systems; prior participation in
interdisciplinary research, and how their research plan addresses the goals
of the cluster (https://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/ modeling-living-embryo/
<https://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/modeling-living-embryo/>). Materials for
consideration will be accepted electronically via
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Drs.
Bob Franks (rgfranks from ncsu.edu) and Nanette Nascone-Yoder (nmnascon from ncsu.edu

NC State University provides a vibrant environment for research, teaching
and mentoring across disciplines; ample opportunities will be available for
collaborations with existing faculty and other newly hired colleagues both
within and outside of the cluster. Our location in the Research Triangle
also facilitates interaction with faculty at Duke University and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as with industry and
government agencies.

A national leader in promoting interdisciplinary research through cluster
hiring, the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the
best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary
efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a
strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program
is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and
depth to NC State’s already-strong efforts. The Chancellor's Faculty
Excellence Program marks a major initiative of the university's strategic
plan, "The Pathway to the Future." More information is at
http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/ .

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an
individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons
with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process
please call (919) 515-3148.

Robert Franks
Associate Professor
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC. 279695-7614

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