PURDUE UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURAL GENOMICS INITIATIVE

Clint Chapple chapple at biochem.purdue.edu
Fri Jan 15 12:32:15 EST 1999


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

	The Purdue University School of Agriculture is building on its
strength in
the plant sciences, announcing seven tenure-track faculty positions in the
areas of functional genomics and biotechnology.  Successful candidates will
be appointed in appropriate academic departments within the School of
Agriculture. We seek creative individuals who will impact agriculture,
forestry and/or the environment through the development of outstanding
research and education programs related to agricultural genomics and
biotechnology.  Successful candidates will be expected to develop and
sustain an internationally recognized and externally funded research
program, contribute to the teaching of both undergraduates and graduate
students, and develop strong working relations with clientele groups
including government and industry.  We seek individuals who are interested
in fostering an atmosphere in which commercial applications of
biotechnology are encouraged.

	Successful candidates will join a thriving community of plant
scientists,
many of which are housed in the modern Whistler Agricultural Research
Building with over 60,000 sq. ft. devoted to plant, microbial and insect
molecular biology.  Recent investments by the state ($37M) and NSF ($500K)
have brought over 50,000 sq. ft. of modern plant growth facilities to the
Purdue School of Agriculture campus.  Agricultural genomics research
programs are supported by a new NSF Genomics Center which includes high
through-put sequencing and micro-array technology.  Core facilities in
plant transformation, reverse genetics and microscopy and image analysis
are also available. A strong interdisciplinary atmosphere is fostered at
Purdue University through a number of graduate training programs including
Plant Biology; Genetics; and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

	For additional information or to apply, contact the various department
heads listed for each position.

Assistant Professor of Plant Molecular Genetics, Department of Agronomy.
Areas of focus might include abiotic or biotic stress, which are areas of
particular strength at Purdue Univesity. Scientists using large scale
genomic approaches such as positional cloning, EST databasing, and/or gene
expression profiling are encouraged to apply. Interaction with
physiologists, biochemists, plant pathologists and entomologists is
encouraged. Contact Dr. William W. McFee, Head, Department of Agronomy,
<wmcfee at purdue.edu>, (765)494-4774.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Quantitative Genetics, Department of
Agronomy. Focus on the regulation and genetic interactions of quantitative
traits at the molecular level. The successful candidate will be expected to
develop a research program in computational and statistical methodology for
the analysis and interpretation of molecular genetic data (DNA sequences,
mRNA expression profiles, or molecular markers). Collaboration with
scientists in genomics, crop breeding, quantitative genetics and statistics
is expected. Contact Dr. William W. McFee, Head, Department of Agronomy,
<wmcfee at purdue.edu>, (765)494-4774.

Assistant Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Horticulture
and Landscape Architecture. Areas of focus might include engineering of
metabolic pathways for value-added traits including carbohydrates, lipids
or secondary compounds. Interaction with food scientists is encouraged and
is supported by a new $22M food science building. Contact Dr. Edward N.
Ashworth, Interim Head, <ashworth at hort.purdue.edu>, (765)494-1306.

Assistant Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Botany and
Plant Pathology. Areas of focus may include the application of genomics to
study factors influencing growth, development, and competitiveness of weed
species. Specific research topics may involve the molecular responses to
herbicides. molecular and genetic basis of plant suppression by
allelopathic compounds, and other phytochemicals, and/or phylogeny or
evolution of important weed species. Contact Dr. Raymond D. Martyn, Jr.,
Head, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, <rmartyn at purdue.edu>,
(765)494-4614.

Assistant Professor of Fungal Biology, Department of Botany and Plant
Pathology. Molecular, genetic, and/or biochemical approaches addressing
fundamental questions in the cellular and/or developmental biology,
functional genomics, or evolutionary and population biology or fungal plant
pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, or model fungal systems. Contact Dr.
Raymond D. Martyn, Jr., Head, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology,
<rmartyn at purdue.edu>, (765)494-4614.

Assistant Professor of Quantitative Plant Geneticist, Department of
Forestry and Natural Resources. This position is part of the recently
established center for Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
and is supported by a number of colleagues from the USDA Forest Service. We
seek to develop a program in collaboration with the Forest Service that
applies the tools of genomics and biotechnology to the improvement and
regeneration of hardwood species. Contact Dr. Dennis C. Le Master, Head,
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, <dclmstr at fnr.purdue.edu>,
(765)494-3590.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Entomology, Department of Entomology. This
position has a focus on the molecular biology of insects as it relates to
plant-pest interactions. Areas of specialization could include insect
responses to resistance genes in plants, characterization  of vulnerable
systems in insects, resistance management, as well as other areas involving
plant-insect interactions..  Collaboration with a strong plant-insect
interaction group is encouraged. Contact Dr. Christian Y. Oseto, Head,
Department of Entomology, <chris_oseto at entm.purdue.edu>, (765)494-4554.


Purdue University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.





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