University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
December 4, 2023 for full consideration
Anticipated Start Date
August 19, 2024
The Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for up to two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning as soon as Fall 2024 in the broad areas of plant cell and molecular biology or biochemistry. Candidates should be uncovering fundamental plant biological processes, including but not limited to photosynthesis, growth, physiology and development, resilience, biotic interactions or other high impact areas of plant science. Applicants applying state-of-the-art cell and molecular approaches, such as single cell analyses, quantitative imaging, multi-omics, and advanced data science are particularly encouraged. Candidates should have a proven track record of innovation and high impact research and will be expected to build a vigorous, externally-funded research program with an international profile. The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community.
The candidate will be expected to conduct cutting-edge scholarly research as well as provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally or internationally. The candidate will also perform teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as supervision of graduate research. The successful candidate, as a member of the College of Letters & Science, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college's commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching, research, and service.
PhD in Biology or related field by the start date.
A minimum of 1 year of postdoctoral research by the start of the appointment with an emphasis on plant cell and molecular approaches or related research areas. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with fostering or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity-centered teaching, learning, departmental, and research environment where all can thrive.
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, USA
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023
The University of Missouri-Columbia, Bond Life Sciences Center invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in plant single-cell computational biology in the Libault Lab. This 12-month (calendar year), full-time (1.0 FTE) special appointment will focus on expertise bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, and plant genomics. The apportionment is 100% research.
The Libault lab seeks to explore and understand the network of plant genes, and their regulation in response to environmental stress at the single-cell level. These discoveries will lead to the development of new strategies to improve crop characteristics and performance. Therefore, using single-cell-omics datasets, the postdoctoral associate will work on genomics, epigenetics, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology to characterize and functionally validate plant cell-type-specific transcriptional programs, their regulation in response to environmental stresses, and their differential regulation between plant species.
The selected postdoctoral researcher will have opportunities to work and develop computational resources to conduct:
A PhD in plant computational biology/genomics, bioinformatics, machine learning, or a related field is required at the time of hiring.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA
December 1, 2023 for full consideration
As part of a campus-wide strategic faculty hiring initiative in the emerging research area
of climate science and sustainability, the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University seeks to hire an assistant professor in Plant Systems Biology. The applicant is expected to use modern genetic and genomics approaches such as genome editing, single-cell RNA-seq, multi-omics, computational modeling, network analysis and/or predictive phenomics. Research topics may include but are not limited to understanding how plants respond to abiotic stresses such as drought, heat, cold, and/or biotic stresses such as bacterial, fungal and insect challenges, plant signaling networks, and a long-term goal of developing resilient crops. The incumbent has the opportunity to address fundamental plant biology questions related to agricultural sustainability and to collaborate with scientists across the ISU campus including in the Crop Bioengineering Center and the Plant Sciences Institute.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research plans (3 pages max), a teaching and mentoring statement (1 page max) and the names and contact information for three referees.