The Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology at Texas A&M
University invites applications for the position of Director,
Laboratory for Plant Genome Technologies (LPGT). This position will
be a research/service appointment at the Assistant Professor level.
As the Director of the LPGT, the candidate will be responsible for
developing the laboratory into a state-of-the-art core genomics
facility and will be expected to establish collaborative research
projects with members of the TAMU research and plant breeding
communities. Candidates with the ability to develop and transfer new
technology in the areas of high-throughput plant genomics and/or DNA
marker analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, housed within the
Norman E. Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement, is home to
faculty from seven academic departments as well as the USDA. The
LPGT is a core facility within the Institute consisting of over 3000
ft2 of laboratory and office space containing over $1,000,000 of
research equipment including automated DNA sequencers, a robotic
system for high-throughput PCR, a DNA arrayer and scanner for
microarray studies, as well as numerous other pieces of
instrumentation for DNA analysis. For more information about the
Institute, see http://ipgb.tamu.edu.
The Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology offers a
competitive salary and start-up package, commensurate with experience.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, reprints of significant
publications, statement of research interests and have three letters
of reference sent to:
Chair, LPGT Director Search Committee
Norman E. Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 88743-2123
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
continue until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an
Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.