Employment Opportunities

The Waksman Institute maintains diverse areas of research with strengths in developmental biology, cell biology, neurobiology, microbiology, protein biochemistry, structural biology, molecular machines, signal transduction, and plant genomics/bioinformatics. 

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Assistant Professor in Plant Biology

The Waksman Institute at Rutgers University seeks an outstanding scientist to fill a new tenure-track faculty position in Plant Biology at the Assistant Professor level, with a tentative starting date of September 1, 2020. The academic appointment will be in the Department of Plant Biology within the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (http://sebs.rutgers.edu). We are seeking an individual with research interests in plant biology that complement and expand our existing strengths in genetics, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and genomics. Areas of interest include but are not limited to, plant developmental genetics and epigenetics, cell-cell communication, signal transduction, gene regulation, plant-microbe interactions, plant microbiomes, and plant biotic/abiotic stress responses. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program, teach plant molecular biology, genetics, or biotechnology at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as serve on departmental and university committees.

The Waksman Institute is home to 15 faculty members who use a broad range of approaches and experimental systems, including bacterial, animal and plant systems. The institute is equipped with the state-of-art Greenhouse facility featuring 4,200 square feet of growing space and an outdoor field station. Hosted on the Busch campus of Rutgers University, the Waksman Institute is part of a vibrant life science community, neighboring the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Busch campus is located in central New Jersey, within a short distance from New York City, the Atlantic Ocean, and several major international airports. A leading research university, Rutgers is a member of the AAU and the CIC. For more information, please visit our website https://www.waksman.rutgers.edu.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should submit a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research interests and plans (maximum 4 pages), and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide confidential letters of reference. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/105384. All other inquiries may be made to Ms. Erin Sorge, esorge@waksman.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.