Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - Plant Science, Human Interface and Manufacturing, Chemistry
Boston, MA, USA
Applications Reviews Starting
October 30, 2023
The College of Science and College of Engineering at Northeastern University invite applications for positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor), beginning in academic year 2024-2025 in the field of plant-human interface, broadly defined. Areas of particular interest in the current search include plant RNA biology, plant biochemistry, plant inter-species interactions, food allergy, pharmaceutical biomanufacturing, metabolic engineering, climate change, and sustainable foods. Primary appointments will be in the College of Science (e.g., Biology or Chemistry and Chemical Biology) or College of Engineering (e.g., Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering), with potential joint appointments in other departments and across Colleges. In the meantime, the successful candidates will also be appointed as members of the newly forming Institute for Plant-Human Interface (IPHI). Appointments will have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams across the University and will complement existing strengths.
Applicants must have a PhD in biology, chemistry, neuroscience, engineering or a related field by the appointment start date. The committee is particularly interested in research areas that include inter-species interactions between plants and other organisms, phytochemical interactions with human neuroimmune systems and microbiome, drug discovery based on medicinal plant natural products, and plant synthetic biology. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academia and industry.
All applicants should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment that demonstrates the ability to build a strong research program. Candidates seeking appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should have substantial research productivity and an established history of grant support and academic service. Academic rank at the Associate Professor and Full Professor levels will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence. Research excellence is the top-most priority. Depending on the research profile and expertise, a joint or affiliate appointment in another department(s) within the University is possible
West Lafayette, IN, USA
November 30, 2023 for full consideration
Two academic-year tenure-track assistant professor positions in Plant Biology are available at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. We invite applications from outstanding basic or translational scientists interested in contributing to the advancement of fundamental or applied plant biology research. Individuals who study biochemical processes in plants, particularly those who are using computational tools in their research, are encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates working in non-plant systems but with an interest in collaborating with the broader plant community will also be considered. A successful applicant with these interests will be offered a position in the Department of Biochemistry.
We also seek candidates addressing important questions in plant biology; for example, scientists with a focus on plant responses to changing environment or climate, or those who use computational tools and predictive modeling of fundamental processes, are particularly encouraged to apply. Individuals who use molecular, biochemical, genomic, and cell biological approaches in model plant and/or crop systems will be considered for this position. A successful applicant with these interests will be offered a position in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across campus, and contribute to the teaching mission of their department and the university through classroom, laboratory, or possibly online instruction. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates will also be expected to function as an active member of the departmental and university faculty and foster a collegial and inclusive environment. The successful candidates will have an opportunity/option to become a member of the Purdue University Center for Plant Biology (CPB), which includes 34 faculty across multiple departments in the College of Agriculture and College of Science.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, including but not limited to biochemistry, plant sciences, biological sciences, molecular and cell biology, genetics, structural biology, or computational biology. Applicants should have at least two years of post-doctoral experience or its equivalent, a strong publication record, the potential to develop an extramurally funded research program, and a commitment to teaching and hypothesis-driven research. Applicants should indicate in their application their department of greatest interest.
Stanford, CA, USA
The Dinneny Lab at Stanford University is searching for 2 post-doctoral fellows interested in using biodiverse species to understand mechanisms of plant development and environmental adaptation.
Research projects will focus on the following goals: 1) To curate a collection of model systems across flowering plants that can be used by the community to address the physiological and molecular-genetic mechanisms associated with climate change and 2) To utilize gene editing approaches in the Brassicaceae family to explore how genomic context influences the expression of gene functions in a species.
Candidates that have experience in comparative plant biology or systematics, together with the use of molecular genetic approaches, are most encouraged to apply.
Anyone with an interest should reach out to Dr. Dinneny directly (email@example.com).