Assistant Professor

The Chronicle of Higher Education Sub1

Posted Under: East Lansing, Michigan jobs in Other; Other jobs
Posted On: 2017-08-12 07:00:00

Faculty Position in the Biology of Photosynthetic

The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) has a tenure-track,
twelve-month faculty position available at the Assistant Professor
level. We seek to recruit an individual who investigates
fundamental questions addressing at mechanistic levels the biology
of plants, algae, or photosynthetic bacteria. Relevant research
areas include, but are not limited to regulation of photosynthetic
light reactions/ light capture/ energy dissipation/electron
transport reactions; primary metabolism/carbon fixation/carbon
allocation/organ growth and development; chloroplast
biogenesis/biology; integration of photosynthetic growth and
environment. Individuals are expected to employ state-of-the art
approaches, which may include but are not limited to advanced
molecular and structural biology, cell biology, genetics and
genomics, metabolomics, synthetic biology, phenomics, or predictive
The PRL, with long-standing funding from U.S. DOE-BES, provides
a highly collaborative environment for conducting creative,
fundamental research on photosynthetic organisms, with a research
core focused on energy-related science aimed at improving
photosynthetic robustness and productivity. The research core
coexists with interdisciplinary research aimed broadly at studying
photosynthetic organisms. More information on the breadth of PRL
research is available at
PRL faculty are full members of the MSU tenure-stream faculty and
jointly appointed in an academic department. Applicants must have a
PhD and postdoctoral research experience with evidence of
productivity and potential for independent research that
contributes to the DOE-BES priorities at the PRL but also expands
the breadth of the PRL research portfolio.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, summary of research accomplishments, a 3-5 page plan for
future research that details specifically how the candidate
envisions their research will fit within and complement the PRL
core research focus as well as how they will establish independent
research directions. A statement of teaching and mentoring
experience and philosophy as well as contact information for three
referees should also be provided. Application materials should be
submitted as PDF file through the MSU applicant page at (position #
448744). Questions regarding this position should be directed to
the chair of the search committee, Federica Brandizzi ().
Consideration of applicants will begin on October 1,

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and
is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The
University actively encourages applications of women, persons of
color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to
facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of
candidates for faculty and academic staff positions. Category: Education , Keywords: Biology - Assistant Professor

Apply for this job, view similar jobs, and more at!