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Faculty Position in Plant Radiochemistry

Employer
University of Missouri-Columbia .
Location
Columbia, Missouri (US)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 17, 2023

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia
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The University of Missouri (MU) Department of Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in plant radiochemistry. We seek candidates working at the interface of plant metabolism and radiochemistry that leverage the generation of radio-isotopes at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR). The faculty member is expected to develop a robust and externally funded research program exploiting the resources and-, capabilities; of MURR to address fundamental questions in plant biology. Examples include, studies of plant carbon or nitrogen dynamics utilizing radioactive 11C or 13N, micronutrient assimilation and/or exchange between plants, soil, and microorganisms, as well as metabolic flux and regulation using isotope ratio analyses. Applications at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged. Candidates at a higher level will be considered if there is a record of extramural research funding, publications, teaching and service expected of tenured faculty at a research-intensive university.

The department has an undergraduate and graduate teaching mission in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CAFNR). The successful candidate will be a member of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG), a world-renowned group of researchers from seven departments/units with interests in plant biology. He/she will also be a core faculty member of MURR, which operates the highest power (10 MW) university research reactor in the US and is planning a further expansion. For additional information, visit https://biochem.missouri.edu and https://ipg.missouri.edu.

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; (5) a description of current and future efforts to expand diversity & inclusion in science; and (6) names and contact information of four references. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For information, contact biochemchair@missouri.edu.

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.

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