Posted: April 16, 2015
Associate Professor in Plant Molecular Breeding/Biotechnology
The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/) invites applications for an Associate Professor tenure-track position in the area of transposon-assisted breeding in barley, wheat, and oat in the Department of Plant Science. Facilities include the Applied Biotechnology Laboratory, an extensive phytotron for controlled environment plant research, and fully equipped field stations for horticultural and agronomic research. For more information about the Department of Plant Science, please consult www.mcgill.ca/plant/.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and a minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in plant breeding, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and genomics. The successful candidate will have developed a strong research and training program that uses the Ac/Ds transposon mutagenesis system in wheat, oat, and barley for the identification of novel genes that can be used to address issues such as pre-harvest sprouting and seed dormancy. The successful applicant will be an effective teacher and will be expected to teach in the areas above at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in interdisciplinary teaching.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, four representative publications, a statement of research interests and teaching methods, and provide the coordinates of three potential references. Documents should be addressed to:
Professor Pierre Dutilleul
Search Committee Chair
Department of Plant Science
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
McGill University, Macdonald Campus
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Canada H9X 3V9
Email: pierre [dot] dutilleul [at] mcgill [dot] ca
With the exception of reference letters, electronic applications are encouraged and the deadline for the receipt of complete applications is 30 April 2015.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Minimum salary is $77,500. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. However, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.
For open graduate research positions, please see the Graduate program pages.