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.