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(posted October 26, 2015)

The University of California, Riverside seeks outstanding candidates for five faculty positions in Translational Plant Sciences to be filled at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. These individuals will build on existing strengths in plant biology and engineering to foster translation of basic research to applications in agriculture and biotechnology with the goal of
enhancing global food and fuel security, benefiting human health, and training the scientific workforce of the 21st century.

Targeted areas include synthetic biology, agricultural genomics, sensing technology, and bioprocessing. Individuals with competency in genome-scale systems biology, computational and quantitative biology, high-throughput phenotyping, metabolism, chemical biology, and synthetic biology platforms are suitable. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a record of excellence in research is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Qualified applicants should have a research program that is poised to contribute to the translation of discovery to real-world application. An additional requirement is a strong commitment to educational initiatives that prepare a diverse student body for the technological workforce.

This is part of a major new hiring initiative at UC Riverside that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in key areas and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster exciting cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America‚Äôs most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation.

UC Riverside is internationally recognized for its excellence in plant biology and biological engineering. A goal of the cluster hire in Translational Plant Sciences will be to facilitate collaborative, cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial research that will incubate and propel basic studies into valuable products for society. The new faculty will join UC Riverside faculty, including
plant biologists, pathologists, nematologists, entomologists, chemists, chemical engineers and biological engineers, with research programs that interface with the agriculture and biotechnology sectors. These new faculty will also enhance the preparation of UC Riversides highly diverse student population for jobs in agriculture, biotechnology and engineering.

The successful candidates will hold an academic appointment in a department selected during the recruitment, with the option of a secondary cooperating faculty appointment if appropriate. Successful candidates will select an appropriate department and join a vibrant community of convergent discipline researchers in the Center for Plant Cell Biology  of the Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, which connects theoretical and experimental researchers from different departments. The IIGB is organized around facilities that serve as a centralized, shared use resource offering advanced tools and infrastructure for
genomic, bioinformatic, imaging and proteomic research

Depending upon the department of appointment, the position may include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station, which includes the responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. Application materials for the Assistant Professor position should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00438. Senior applicants should apply through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00441

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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