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Job no: 950632
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The PRL Director will maintain an active research program related to the study of photosynthetic organisms, participate in the formulation and implementation of collaborative research activities, provide scientific leadership, actively foster a unified community, and oversee the administration of the PRL.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry

Minimum Requirements

Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or equivalent advanced degree in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or closely related fields and demonstrate a sustained record of achievement in the study of photosynthetic organisms in areas that complement and extend existing research strengths at PRL. Applicants must also demonstrate aptitude for leading scientific and administrative teams in multi-PI grants or new initiatives.

Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to individuals who will support training in and nourish interdisciplinary approaches that address fundamental biological questions relevant to energy capture, conversion, deposition and use in photosynthetic organisms in natural or engineered systems, interpreted broadly.

Required Application Materials

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a reflective statement of no more than five pages describing: i) research accomplishments and future research plans; ii) administrative and/or leadership experience and vision; iii) philosophy for advancements in diversity, equity, and inclusion; iv) teaching, training, or mentoring philosophy; and v) names and contact information of three references (who will not be contacted without your permission). All materials should be assembled into one PDF and uploaded to https://jobs.msu.edu (position 950632). The position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions

Questions regarding this position should be directed to prldirsearch@msu.edu

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Department Statement

Michigan State University is a top-ranked research university in the plant sciences and provides a stimulating atmosphere with interactive colleagues who offer exceptional breadth and depth in the study of photosynthetic organisms. The PRL, with significant and long-standing funding from the Basic Energy Sciences program of the U.S. Department of Energy, provides an excellent environment for creative research. The PRL is embedded within a broader MSU ecosystem that offers a vibrant and collaborative environment with wide-reaching strengths in plant science. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration are available with faculty in the Colleges of Natural Science and of Agriculture & Natural Resources, as well as in interdisciplinary research programs activities such as the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the Plant Resilience Institute.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: May 13, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 13, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time 

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