Faculty position at FIU in Plant Biochemistry and Natural Products Chemistry

Plant Biochemistry and Natural Products Chemistry: The Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University is seeking applicants for an OPEN RANK tenure track position in PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY. Applicants working at the interface of plant chemistry and plant-insect interactions are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, biology or a closely-related field is required. The Department of Biological Sciences – in the School of the Environment, Arts, and Society within the College of Arts and Sciences – has 4,700 majors and 120 graduate students in fields ranging from cell and molecular biology to evolution and ecology. The successful candidate will become core faculty in the International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB), a collaborative effort between FIU and the National Tropical Botanic Gardens to develop programs in research, education and outreach in tropical plant biology. The ICTB is building a world-class headquarters with offices, laboratories and meeting rooms, adjacent to the Kampong botanic gardens on Biscayne Bay in historic Coconut Grove. The candidate will be expected to conduct research including but not limited to: plant biochemistry, plant natural products, or plant secondary compounds. We are particularly interested in candidates who will utilize the living collections in the network of tropical botanic gardens sponsored by the NTBG and collaborators around the globe. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, supervise graduate students in our Ph.D. program, as well as teach undergraduate courses including Biochemistry and other courses in her/his area of expertise. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 510478 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests in a single PDF file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 20, 2015. Review will continue until position is filled. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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