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Plant Abiotic Stress Biochemist
University of North Carolina | Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor rank, in the broad area of plant abiotic stress with an emphasis on metabolic responses. The position will be 80% research and 20% teaching, which is a typical split for primarily research programs in the department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous and independently funded research program centered on transformative research in plant abiotic stress-induced metabolic responses. Aspects of research may include metabolic regulation in response to abiotic stress (primary and secondary metabolism), maintenance of homeostasis during stress, post-transcriptional regulation, post-translational modification and protein stability, regulation of protein activity and location, and epigenetic changes responding to abiotic stress. This position will have opportunities to collaborate with biochemistry faculty who have expertise in plant abiotic stress responses, as well as the numerous research programs in plant biology that are focused on plant abiotic stress responses at the metabolic level, including programs in Plant and Microbial Biology, Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Entomology, Forestry, and the Plants for Human Health Institute. The position will complement and benefit from the newly launched Plant Science Initiative, an innovative multidisciplinary systems-oriented research center that will become the headquarters for solutions to global challenges in agriculture. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups. The department will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related field, a minimum of two years' postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and excellent qualifications in research and education. Strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including mentoring of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.

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