The University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC) in St. Louis, Missouri have partnered to address global challenges, to facilitate fundamental discoveries, and to enable the translation of these discoveries into solutions for agriculture. Infrastructure investments that include a new $30MM plant growth facility in Columbia and a new $47MM research wing in St. Louis facilitate interdisciplinary plant science. New faculty will be part of a cluster of four joint hires, with two individuals located at each institution; this alliance represents a unique opportunity to collaborate with the vibrant plant research programs at both locations and to enhance coordinated, inter-institutional efforts in plant biology.
We are seeking scientists who address leading-edge research questions in plant biology that complement and strengthen existing research programs at both institutions. Scientists are sought who have a record of excellence in extramurally-funded, collaborative research using creative approaches in any area of science that can be applied to plants. The appointed individuals will be tenured faculty members in one or more departments/divisions at MU and Principal Investigators at DDPSC, will contribute to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching programs, and may choose to locate their research program at either institution.
MU is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. We encourage expressions of interest from underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.
The DDPSC is proudly an equal employment opportunity and equal professional advancement employer. Employment decisions at the DDPSC are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is our policy that the DDPSC does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, sexual preference/orientation or veteran status with regard to any position or employment for which the applicant or employee is qualified.
To indicate your interest in joining our plant biology initiative, please send a brief CV to MU_DDPSC_Search@danforthcenter.org or MU_DDPSC_Search@missouri.edu with MU DDPSC Search in the subject line by March 15, 2017. Inquiries will be held in confidence.