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Director Needed!

Keith R Davis krdavis at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
Mon Oct 31 11:39:49 EST 1994

We are initiating a search for a Director of Plant Molecular Biology
and Biotechnology.  The position description follows. Anyone who is
interested in knowing more about the position, or has nominations for
candidates, please contact me as soon as possible.


Keith Davis
krdavis at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu


     The Ohio State University is initiating a search for the position of 
Director of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (PMBB).  The 
nary PMBB group was recently formed by faculty involved in research and 
teaching in plant molecular biology and biotechnology at OSU; its mission cent
ers on studies of basic molecular mechanisms in plant development, plant 
productivity, and plant-microbial interactions.  Currently, there are twenty
three faculty involved in basic and applied research in PMBB on the main campus
in Columbus and at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Cent
er in Wooster.  These faculty represent seven departments in the College of 
Biological Sciences and the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmenta
l Sciences.  We seek a Director who will provide leadership and vision in PMBB 
research at both the Columbus and Wooster campuses.  The new Director w
ill serve as a liaison between the PMBB group, the Vice President for Research,
the deans of the participating colleges, and the lead dean of Life Sci
ences.  The Director will promote interdisciplinary and individual research 
efforts by participating faculty and will marshal efforts to involve state
 agencies and industry and commodity-oriented groups to participate and 
contribute to the PMBB mission.  A major function of the PMBB Director will al
so be to stimulate molecular oriented researchers to solve basic and applied 
problems that face agriculture.  The Director will also lead efforts to r
ecruit additional faculty in PMBB, with at least five positions scheduled to be
available over a three year period.  Eventually, it is anticipated tha
t the Director will initiate the development of a PMBB graduate program, 
although students are currently recruited through individual departmental pro
grams and the Plant Molecular Biology track of the interdisciplinary Molecular,
Cellular and Developmental Biology program.

     The Director will become a tenured Professor in one of the participating 
departments and will be a preeminent scientist who will be expected to maint
ain a world-class and extramurally supported research program.  An attractive 
start-up package, competitive salary, and an excellent research laborato
ry suite will be provided.

Applications, curriculum vitae, and the names of four references, should be 
sent by December 31 to:  F. Robert Tabita, Head of the PMBB Search Committ
ee, Office of the Dean, College of Biological Sciences, The Ohio State 
University, Rm. 148A, BioSci, 484 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1192.
 The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
 Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans,
 and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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