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[Arabidopsis] Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position at NCSU (Raleigh, NC)

Anna Stepanova via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by atstepan from ncsu.edu)
Wed Jun 22 22:03:20 EST 2016

Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, NC

Position:   Assistant Professor – Translational Genomics and Plant

Appointment:   75% Research, 25% Teaching, 12 month, tenure track

Position Available:   January 1, 2017

Qualifications:   Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field of study and
documented background in translational genomics, plant bioengineering, and
advanced gene-editing technologies. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.
It is essential that the incumbent conduct collaborative, transdisciplinary
research, exhibit exceptional leadership abilities, and demonstrate
effective written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:   The successful candidate will establish a competitive,
externally-funded research program using modern genetics research tools to
improve specialty crops of economic importance.  Research will emphasize
translational genomics, plant bioengineering, and genome-editing
technologies (e.g., site-directed nuclease mutagenesis including
CRISPR/Cas9 systems, RNA-dependent DNA methylation, etc.) with direct
applications for crop improvement.  Efforts may include the study of gene
function and modification, development of new methods and techniques, and
application of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for the
development of improved horticultural and bioenergy crops.  Research will
bridge foundational genomics of regulatory systems and innovative
applications for crop improvement.  Research objectives may include, but
are not limited to, use of modern genetic and breeding techniques to
understand and improve desirable traits including post-harvest quality,
resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, sterility to reduce invasiveness
and gene flow, recurrent flowering, plant form, enhanced expression of
pigments, flavors, nutraceuticals, and value-added metabolites  and/or
other traits of importance to specialty crops. This position will foster
interdisciplinary collaborations ranging from basic molecular biology to
novel innovations and cultivar development.  This individual will teach one
or more courses depending on the successful candidate's area of interest
and the departmental needs.  The courses may be a combination of graduate
and undergraduate courses and at least one of which will most likely be an
interdisciplinary course on different approaches to modify or edit genetic
expression.  Publishing in peer-reviewed journals and advising and
mentoring of graduate students and post-doctoral employees are expected.
This individual will also participate in internal university and relevant
external professional activities, committees and programs.

Application:  Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu (position
number 00105657). Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
statements of research and teaching interests, transcripts, publication
list, copies of up to three relevant research publications, and the names,
e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional

For questions, contact:

Dr. Brian Whipker, Interim Assistant Department Head
Telephone: 919.515.5374
E-mail: bwhipker from ncsu.edu

Dr. Tom Ranney, Chair, Search Committee
Telephone: 828.684.8590 ext. 136
E-mail: tom_ranney from nscu.edu

AA/EOE:  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  NC State welcomes
all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities
requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please
call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex
offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor
vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the
U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at
www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date. NC State
University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to
verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work
in the United States.

Application Deadline:  August 1, 2016, or until an acceptable candidate is

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