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Assistant Professor, Metabolomics of Adaptive Responses

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Metabolomics
Anticipated start: 07/01/2022

Application Window

Open April 1st, 2022 through Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at The University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in metabolomics, focusing on cellular and physiological adaptive responses in plants, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. It is part of a major initiative in metabolomics, as UCR seeks to hire additional faculty in this research area in the next few years. The successful candidate will build on UCR's current strengths in metabolomics and plant adaptive responses. The successful candidate will build a research program in an area such as: evolution of secondary metabolic pathways; medicinal plants; plant secondary metabolites and human health; or in an emerging research area such as microbiomes, eco-metabolomics, and quantitative metabolomic imaging and downstream analyses.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience. Candidates must demonstrate notable scientific contributions, evidenced by high quality peer-reviewed publications. Applicants will be expected to establish an independent research program and must demonstrate the potential to secure extramural funding. The candidate should be able to demonstrate cutting-edge expertise in the development or application of metabolomics to address key biological questions.

The University of California, Riverside is ranked among the nation's Top 15 Public Research Universities according to Washington Monthly. The successful candidate will have access to the state of-the art facilities in cores operated by the Institute of Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB), which includes Metabolomics Core, as well as cores dedicated to bioinformatics, microscopy, proteomics, and sequencing. Faculty are encouraged to collaborate broadly with colleagues at UCR and elsewhere, and entrepreneurship is encouraged.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years.
UCR is centrally located within the Southern California area and situated in a historic citrus-growing area surrounded by mountain ranges. Riverside is an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain wilderness or desert environments, and housing in the area is affordable. The campus boasts a fully-accredited child care facility. UCR maintains a commitment to "family friendly" policies and programs including opportunities for spousal/partner hiring. UCR is located in close proximity to a host of high-profile universities, research institutes, and biotech industries in Southern California.

To apply:

Applicants should apply through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01546. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Publication List, Statement of Research, Teaching Philosophy Statement, and a Contributions to Diversity Statement at the site(s) above. Names of three to five individuals for Letters of Reference should be submitted to the site(s) above; letter requests will occur immediately. All confidential Letters of Recommendation will be uploaded to the recruitment website. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2022. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications and have all Letters of Reference arrive by the above date. The position will remain open until filled. Additional inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Katayoon Dehesh, Search Committee Chair (email: kdehesh@ucr.edu). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Joshua Guttierez, Academic Personnel (joshua.gutierrez@ucr.edu).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate notable scientific contributions, evidenced by high quality peer-reviewed publications. A successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and must therefore demonstrate the potential to secure extramural funding. The candidate’s research interest must incorporate metabolomics analyses or provide a platform for the application or development of metabolomics techniques, including imaging, to biological signaling.

Preferred qualifications

Postdoctoral experience with demonstrated productivity

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references. The Search Committee will request the confidential reference letters via AP Recruit as part of your application.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01546

Help contact: jguti069@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

University of California, Riverside, CA