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Application of Large-Scale Biology Data to Fundamental Problems in Plant Biology

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The Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure system position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level for individuals using quantitative/computational approaches involving large-scale “omic” datasets to study fundamental problems in plant biology.

MSU is world-renowned for fundamental and applied plant research. We seek candidates who employ large-scale or systems approaches to address compelling research questions in plant science that will strengthen and complement ongoing research on campus. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Phylogenomics
  • Physiological Genomics
  • Population Genomics/Genetics
  • Systems Biology and Quantitative Genomics/Genetics

Application of computational, bioinformatic, or statistical analysis of large-scale “omic” datasets to cutting-edge topics in plant biology is required. Candidates with experience and interest in computational method development to process, analyze, and interpret large-scale plant “omic” datasets are especially encouraged to apply. We seek colleagues with exceptional promise to be leaders in their field. Candidates for appointment at the associate or full professor level should have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and outreach as well as sustained external funding.

To apply, individuals with a PhD and a cutting-edge research program should provide a curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, brief description of teaching philosophy and goals, and a list of three references in a single PDF document to plantgenomics@plantbiology.msu.edu.

Candidates must also submit an application for this position through the MSU Human Resources site at https://jobs.msu.edu/ (posting 4240). The review of applications will begin November 21, 2016 and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

Questions regarding this position may be emailed to Robert Last, search chair, at plantgenomics@plantbiology.msu.edu.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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