The University of Missouri Plant Transformation Facility (PTF), a core user-facility for MU and non-MU plant researchers, is seeking an Assistant Director. A PhD degree in a relevant plant biological discipline with demonstrated expertise in genetic transformation is preferred. BSc and MSc degrees will only be considered with exceptional experience; ie 10 years or more. The Assistant Director will be personally involved in hands-on laboratory transformations while leading by example and providing oversight for the day-to-day production of genetic transformation services initially focused on maize and soybean plants, with the potential for additional plant species in the future. The incumbent will manage the implementation of scientific and production aspects for multiple transgenic maize and soybean transformation pipelines and products, including customer communications, production research and experimental design, work flow optimization, and the hiring and supervision of Professional and Scientific staff along with potential student employees as needed to accomplish these tasks.
Application Deadline: Candidate screening will begin August 19, 2019 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application Procedure: Interested applicants should use the online application and should be prepared to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Please visit https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff to submit an application for Job ID# 31046. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resource Services at (573) 882-7976 or email@example.com. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Felix Fritschi, Interim Director, University of Missouri Plant Transformation Core Facility, at (573) 882-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University Benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
A PhD degree in a relevant plant biological discipline with demonstrated expertise in genetic transformation is preferred. BSc and MSc degrees will only be considered with exceptional experience; ie 10 years or more.