Opening For Director - Lansing

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Director - Lansing

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Director Position
Applications for the position of Director of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University are invited from scientists with an outstanding record of research achievement in the study of photosynthetic organisms. We are especially seeking individuals with research interests that complement existing strengths at the Plant Research Laboratory (PRL). The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, provide scientific leadership and oversee the administration of the PRL. Accordingly, we seek applicants that value and are fluent in both basic and applied research on photosynthetic organisms and have a desire to participate in the formulation and implementation of research activities in these areas. Particular consideration will be given to individuals who will support training in and nourish interdisciplinary approaches that address fundamental biological questions relevant to energy flow between photon capture and the deposition of energy-rich molecules.
The PRL, with significant and long-standing funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, provides an excellent environment for creative research. Michigan State University provides a stimulating atmosphere with world-class colleagues and facilities and an exceptional breadth and depth in the study of photosynthetic organisms. The PRL Director will be appointed as a tenured professor in an appropriate academic department.
Application materials must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position including accomplishments, research interests, broader impacts, future plans, funding history, commitment to diversity and previous administrative experience. Include also a curriculum vitae and names of three references (who will not be contacted without your permission). All materials should be assembled into one PDF and uploaded to (position #0147). To ensure full consideration, materials should be received by November 1, 2014 but the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions