Plant Molecular Biologist: Metabolomics
The new Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to be appointed at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Plant Molecular Sciences to begin July 1, 2007.
Our vision is to advance systems biology in the area of Plant Metabolomics. Consequently, candidates must have demonstrated excellence in addressing fundamental questions in plant biology (particularly plant biochemistry, plant development or plant microbe interactions) using a metabolomics approach. Individuals with experience in high-throughput metabolomics analysis, method development for metabolite profiling, integration of metabolomics data into systems level analysis and/or computational analysis of complex metabolomics data are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have at least two years of research experience beyond their doctoral degree. In addition to pursuing a vigorous research program, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in molecular life sciences including the newly formed Cell and Systems Biology undergraduate program. She or he would also be expected to interact with faculty across campus working in related fields. There will be a generous start-up package and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below. In addition, applicants should forward their curriculum vitae, copies of significant publications, and statements of research and teaching interests to the Chair, Plant Metabolomics Search Committee, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada by November 1st, 2006. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Peter McCourt at mccourt from botany.utoronto.ca.
The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.