[Arabidopsis] Faculty Position: NC State University Quantitative and Computational Developmental Biology

Robert Franks via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by rgfranks from ncsu.edu)
Wed Oct 14 11:51:35 EST 2015

Applications from Plant Biologists encouraged!

*Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Cluster Hires in Quantitative and
Computational Developmental Biology*
Posting Number: PG150840EP

Job Summary:  As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC
State University seeks *four* outstanding faculty at any rank to form the
new interdisciplinary faculty cluster on *Quantitative and Computational
Developmental Biology*. Together with NC State’s existing strength in
quantitative/computational sciences and engineering, this cluster will
propel NC State to the forefront of efforts to define new principles in
developing biological systems.

Successful candidates will engage in transformative research which
integrates expertise in biological, biophysical, computational, and/or
mathematical methods to investigate dynamic events in human, animal or
plant development on any level, from the nanoscale to the whole organism.
The cluster seeks individuals with expertise in using state-of-the-art
quantitative methodologies and/or computational modeling to address
fundamental aspects of Developmental Biology such as:

• The mechanisms that regulate individual cell behavior, proliferation,
differentiation, potency and reprogramming,
• How material properties and dynamic physical / mechanical forces
influence collective embryonic cell behavior and tissue shape,
• The formation, maintenance and appropriate scaling of the geometric
configurations of cells and tissues that comprise organs and organisms, and
• The mechanisms that underlie the evolution of new biological forms and
facilitate morphological plasticity in response to stress or environmental

We are particularly interested in individuals who can bridge experiment and
theory, and have the ability to translate research outcomes to address
biomedical or agricultural challenges. For more information please visit (
http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/modeling-living-embryo/). Demonstrated
collaboration as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.  Hires
will be expected to 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.

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 in
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.
Interested candidates should submit: a CV, a 2-3 page research plan,
contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter describing prior
multi-disciplinary research efforts and how their research prospectus
addresses the goals of the cluster (see
http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/modeling-living-embryo/ for details). For
more information or to apply, please visit

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

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