Assistant Professor Position in Plant Systems Biology
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Type: Full Time
Area of Focus:
Applied Plant Biology
Internal Number: R13257
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 (https://www.gdcb.iastate.edu/) 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 (https://www.cropbioengineering.iastate.edu/) and the Plant Sciences Institute (https://www.psi.iastate.edu/).
Iowa State University is a student-centric research institution where excellence and innovation are overarching goals, and the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology recognizes and supports the ISU Principles of Community. The successful candidate will actively participate in the teaching and learning mission of the department and the university by teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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. For guaranteed consideration all application materials must be submitted by December 1, 2023 through https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IowaStateJobs/job/Assistant-Professor-of-Plant-Systems-Biology-for-Food-Security_R13257
D. in biological sciences at the time of appointment OR Ph.D. in other fields with 1+ years of postdoctoral research in biological sciences
Strong potential for conducting and publishing innovative research in an appropriate research topic in plant systems biology
Postdoctoral experience using contemporary genetics and genomics approaches
Strong record of research success and productivity
Commitment to enhancing existing research strengths at ISU such as by engaging in interdisciplinary or collaborative research
Teaching experience and/or commitment to student-centric teaching and to mentoring
Potential for success in securing extramural funding
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