Assistant Professor - Plant Biology
The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments, one in the area of Plant Stress Biology and the other in the area of Plant Systems Biology. The appointments are at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018.
Applicants must have a PhD in plant biology or a related field, and at least one year postdoctoral experience relevant to the position. The successful candidates’ research and teaching interests will complement existing strengths in the Department, which include plant-environment interactions at individual, population or ecosystem levels, and evolutionary, ecological, physiological, biochemical, molecular genetics, and genomic approaches. Ideal candidates will also be interested in biotechnological approaches to plant improvement using both model genetic and agriculturally important species.
Plant Stress Biology. Candidates will demonstrate expertise in mechanisms by which plants respond and acclimate to abiotic stress. The successful candidate will take an integrative approach, combining molecular, biochemical and physiological analyses to elucidate how plants both sense and respond to their environment. Candidates studying signal transduction and/or metabolic acclimations in response to stress are also encouraged to apply .
Plant Systems Biology. Candidates will take a systems approach to fundamental aspects of plant growth and development, such as protein, RNA and/or gene regulatory networks. The successful candidate will have extensive expertise in the use of –omics technologies and the ability to apply computational methods to large data sets.