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Assistant Professor positions

bertrand lemieux blemieux at UDel.Edu
Tue Sep 8 13:23:58 EST 1998




Individuals whose work focuses on the use of molecular level approaches
to study biochemical genetics, multigenic traits, metabolic engineering,
or secondary metabolism relevant to plant resistance to insect stress
are encouraged to apply.


Applications are encouraged from individuals whose work falls under the
broad rubric of plant developmental biology.

We are looking first and foremost for outstanding scientists and thus
strongly encourage applications from all areas of contemporary plant
biology regardless of whether the individuals match the above
descriptions.  The individuals selected for both positions must develop
strong, extramurally-funded research programs.  Qualified applicants
must have a comprehensive understanding of and demonstrated research
creativity and productivity in plant biology using contemporary

The individuals would have the opportunity to interface with a
world-class effort in plant structural and functional genomics at
Dupont, through the University of Delaware Center for Agricultural
Biotechnology.  Faculty appointed in the Center can enjoy especially
close ties with DuPont scientists.  They will also be able to sponsor
graduate students through a new initiative in which students will
interact with both DuPont scientists and University of Delaware faculty
members and have the option of doing thesis work either at DuPont or at
the University.

A commitment to advising and teaching undergraduate and graduate
students is important. Specific teaching obligations will be arranged
according to the individuals' backgrounds and university needs.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in plant biology or a related field with
post-doctoral or equivalent  experience. The individuals must be able to
communicate effectively with academic, government, and industry
colleagues and with students.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor; 9-month appointment; tenure-track
position; salary commensurate with training and experience.  The
University provides an excellent, comprehensive benefits package.
Appointments will be in the Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences of the College of Agricultural and
Natural Resources.  Plant and Soil Sciences website:

Newark, Delaware is located close to the borders of both Pennsylvania
and Maryland.  Philadelphia, PA is 45 minutes away, Baltimore is an
hour, Washington, D.C. is an hour and a half, and New York City is just
under two hours as are both beaches and mountains.  Cost of living is
relatively low.

Application: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names
of three scientists willing to write informative letters of
recommendation, and a description of current and future research
interests to:

Dr. Bertrand Lemieux
Search Committee Chair
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19717-1303

Closing Date:  September 30, 1998 or until a suitable candidate is

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer which
encourages applications from minority group members and women.

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