Plant Biochemist, Tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor
The University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for a tenure-track Plant Biochemist in the Department of Biochemistry. Candidates should have an earned doctorate and the ability to lead a federally-funded research group. Applications at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged. Candidates at the Associate Professor level will be considered if there is a record of continuous extramural research funding, high impact publications, teaching, leadership, and service expected of tenured faculty at a research-intensive university, and such candidates will be considered for the O’Dell endowed professorship.
The department has an undergraduate teaching mission in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CAFNR), provides pre-clinical training in the School of Medicine, and supports graduate education in both units. Areas of interest within fundamental plant biochemistry include: synthetic biology; genome-scale metabolic modeling/metabolic engineering; and spatio-temporal biochemistry integrating transcriptomics, proteomics, or genome-wide approaches. The candidate will join a vibrant Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) community of 65 plant biology faculty across seven academic departments – creating a robust environment for collaboration and training of young faculty.
Application: To apply, visit https://biochem.missouri.edu/open-positions/, click on Open Positions and submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a one-page summary of research accomplishments with two pages of future plans; (4) a one-page narrative of teaching philosophy and diversity inclusion; and (5) names and contact information of four references. Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For information, contact [email protected].
The University of Missouri is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. We are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
Biochemistry is the molecular foundation for the life sciences at the University of Missouri, bridging the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Medicine. Mizzou biochemists conduct groundbreaking research ranging from plant biochemistry to biomedical applications, and educate undergraduates, PhD trainees and medical students.
Our research strengths include metabolism, regulation, signaling, stress, host-microbe interactions and inflammatory responses in both plants and humans; the structures and interactions of proteins and nucleic acids at their heart; and the biophysical technologies used to visualize them. Thirty faculty-led teams conduct research largely funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
The Biochemistry major rigorously prepares students for medical school and other health professions, graduate studies in biomolecular sciences, and employment in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. Faculty mentor students participating in a number of practical research experiences as well as teach courses for students in many other majors.
Our graduate program currently includes around 35 pre-doctoral st...udents who receive full financial support for their research training. These students either work in core research areas or with faculty who have interdisciplinary partnerships with the Life Sciences Center and eight other departments.