Plant Radiochemistry - Tenure Track Faculty Position
University of Missouri
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Type: Full Time
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Internal Number: 44211
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 resource 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 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 [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.