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Full Professor in Plant Biology at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, California
The expected pay range for this position is $215,000 to $350,000
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024

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Life Sciences, Botany/Plant Science
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The Salk Institute for Biological Studies invites established faculty candidates to apply for a Full Professor position in Plant Biology. Our search extends to scholars poised to drive significant advancements in any area of plant biology, particularly those whose work elucidates fundamental biological mechanisms through innovative research. Ideal candidates are deeply committed to scientific inquiry and interaction with diverse scientific disciplines. They are eager to tackle meaningful problems alongside our dynamic and collaborative faculty.

Why Join Us?

World-Class Research Environment: Internationally acclaimed for breakthroughs in plant biology, neuroscience, cancer, and molecular and cell biology, the Salk Institute fosters a culture of bold exploration and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Supportive Academic Community: New faculty members will be welcomed into a supportive cohort within the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, with opportunities to contribute to the pioneering Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI). This initiative is at the forefront of efforts to combat climate change by developing plants with enhanced carbon sequestration capabilities and resilience to environmental stressors.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: We value diverse perspectives and are devoted to fostering an inclusive environment that promotes equity and respects all identities, enhancing our scientific community and advancing global solutions.

Competitive Compensation Package:  The chosen candidate will receive a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a substantial start-up package to support their research endeavors.

Application Requirements:

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated a strong record of research achievements. Applicants currently holding an Associate Professor rank, with a strong track record of research and teaching excellence, are eligible to apply, with the expectation of being appointed as Full Professor.

To apply, please submit the following documents via Interfolio:

  • Curriculum vitae A 3–4-page research proposal outlining current and future research goals

Reference letters will be requested during the recruitment process from advancing candidates.

Applications with all required materials will be accepted until the position is filled, but applications will begin being reviewed on August 30, 2024.

The expected pay range for this position is $215,000 to $350,000.  The Salk Institute provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the institute reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

The Salk Institute is an internationally renowned research institution that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek bold and interactive leaders passionate about exploring new frontiers in science. Our collaborative community embraces diverse perspectives and unique life experiences, fostering innovation, and a sense of belonging. Together, we strive to improve the wellbeing of humanity through groundbreaking research.


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