Institute of Plant & Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Type: Full Time
Area of Focus:
Applied Plant Biology
Environmental Plant Biology
Signals and Responses
Academia Sinica, Taiwan, invites applications for the open position of Director of the Institute of Plant & MicrobialBiology (IPMB). The initial appointment is for a period of three years (renewable for a second term), and will alsocarry the title of Research Fellow, or higher if applicable.
As the pre-eminent academic research institution in Taiwan, Academia Sinica is devoted to basic and applied researchin life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and humanities and social sciences. IPMB currently consists of 23laboratories, engaged in research leading to a better understanding of biological processes in both plants and microbes.The research of IPMB is organized into four major areas: 1) Chromosome, Genome, and Systems Biology, 2) Cell and Developmental Biology, 3) Plant-Environment Interactions, and 4) Plant and Environmental Microbiology. IPMB iswell funded and equipped with modern research facilities managed by experienced research specialists. IPMB maintains a high research standard with a high-quality publication record. For details about Academia Sinica andIPMB, please see https://www.sinica.edu.tw/en and https://ipmb.sinica.edu.tw/en, respectively.
Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with outstanding research accomplishments and demonstrated leadership experience. Besides conducting a rigorous research program at IPMB, the successful candidateis expected to build on the existing strengths of IPMB, develop new research thrusts, and provide intellectualleadership in relevant basic and applied plant/microbial sciences in Taiwan. International applicants are encouraged. Academia Sinica is a vibrant and diverse research campus with about 10% international scientists at all levels where English is commonplace. Mandarin speaking ability is useful but not required.
Applications including a cover letter with a brief vision statement, complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments, and a referee list should be submitted via email to: Dr. Chi-Hon Lee, Chair of Search Committee, c/o Ms. Hsiao-Yun Wang (email: email@example.com), Institute of Plant & Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, 128 Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan. Letters of recommendation will be requested on the applicant’s behalf. Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.
About Institute of Plant & Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Academia Sinica is Taiwan’s premier government-supported academic research institution, with 31 institutes and centers representing a wide range of disciplines in the sciences and humanities. It is located in the Nankang district, on the outskirts of metropolitan Taipei. One of the Life Sciences Institutes, The Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology (IPMB) has 23 fellows (professor equivalents) whose research follows one of two central themes: the mechanisms of plant functioning or plant-microbial interactions. Some 250 support staff consisting of specialists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, Research Assistant and administrative personnel work under the research fellows. IPMB has modern infrastructure and equipment.
An active education program is also set up, with Ph.D. students from the Taiwan International Graduate Program, Academia Sinica, or from their adjunct programs with National Taiwan University and National Central University. IPMB research fellows have previously made landmark discoveries in such areas as rice breeding and genomics, regeneration via tissue culture, virus satellite RNA, microbial circadian rhythm, etc. For a long time goal, we aim to improve... the quality and quantity of research performance and achieve visibility in international scientific community. Over the past decade, IPMB has undergone a major reorganization and rejuvenation, and has added a number of outstanding junior fellows.