Multiple positions available, U. Minnesota

September 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota announces tenure-track and tenured positions in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology. The aim of this new cluster in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology is to promote multidisciplinary approaches to understand, design and engineer biological systems with an emphasis on microbial systems. This cluster will address critical research needs in Synthetic Biology and Synthetic Ecology and non-health related Microbiology in the College of Biological Sciences and at the University of Minnesota.

Successful candidate(s) will establishes new research areas that lead to the formation of a strong synthetic biology and microbial systems emphasis within the college and the BioTechnology Institute (http://www.bti.umn.edu/). These areas include but are not limited to the study and design of microbial systems, including signaling pathways and metabolic networks and microbial consortia; and new microbial systems that are currently lacking, i.e. photosynthetic, and archaeal systems.

New faculty will be recruited that are committed to multidisciplinary interactions, have an outstanding research potential, and are motivated to contribute to campus-wide Cluster growth and to new initiatives in graduate and undergraduate education. New faculty hired as part of this cluster are expected to develop a strong, internationally recognized research program that complements and interfaces well with current faculty research at the BioTechnology Institute in the College of Biological Sciences and in their tenure departments.

The position(s) are part of a larger cluster hiring effort. The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota is hiring 16 scientists to form six interdisciplinary clusters in emerging areas of biology that connect with other STEM disciplines. Learn more at z.umn.edu/cbsclusterhiring

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