The Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology (IPMB), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (http://ipmb.sinica.edu.tw/), is inviting applications for tenure-track research-oriented faculty positions. IPMB aims to address key questions in the areas of chromosome biology and genomics, plant-environment interactions, plant and environmental microbiology, and cell and developmental biology. The candidates are expected to have complementary or synergetic expertise to the current IPMB research capacities or have the potential to launch a new research direction for IPMB. An applicant should hold a Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral training. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Research Fellow level (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Successful candidate will receive generous startup funds and annual intramural support.
The application folder should include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a statement of research accomplishments, 4) future research plans, and 5) reprints of five representative publications. The application file (in PDF format) and, separately, three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to:
Dr. Guang-Yuh Jauh, Chair of Search Committee
c/o Ms. Hsiao-Yun Wang (email: email@example.com)
Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica
128, Sec 2, Academia Rd, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan 11529
About Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica
Academia Sinica is Taiwan’s premier government-supported academic research institution, with 31 institutes and centers representing a wide range of disciplines in the sciences and humanities. It is located in the Nankang district, on the outskirts of metropolitan Taipei. One of the Life Sciences Institutes, The Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology (IPMB) has 26 fellows (professor equivalents) whose research follows one of two central themes: the mechanisms of plant functioning or plant-microbial interactions. Some 300 support staff consisting of specialists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, Research Assistant and administrative personnel work under the research fellows. IPMB has modern infrastructure and equipment.
An active education program is also set up, with Ph.D. students from the Taiwan International Graduate Program, Academia Sinica, or from their adjunct programs with National Taiwan University and National Central University. IPMB research fellows have previously made landmark discoveries in such areas as rice breeding and genomics, regeneration via tissue culture, virus satellite RNA, microbial circadian rhythm, etc. For a long time goal, we aim to improve... the quality and quantity of research performance and achieve visibility in international scientific community. Over the past decade, IPMB has undergone a major reorganization and rejuvenation, and has added a number of outstanding junior fellows.