MSU-DOE PLANT RESEARCH LABORATORY
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 scientifc leadership and
oversee the administration of the PRL. Accordingly, we seek applicants that value and are fuent 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 fow between photon capture and the
deposition of energy-rich molecules.
The PRL, with signifcant 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 specifc 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
https://jobs.msu.edu (position #0147). To
ensure full consideration, materials should be received by November 1, 2014 but the position will
remain open until flled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU is an Affrmative 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.
Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
Tapping the potential of stem cells for human health
Director, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
Columbia University seeks a leading scientist to direct the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI).
The successful candidate will be a world leader in the feld with an active research program who
can develop a strategic vision and research program for the Initiative. The Director will occupy an
endowed chair, oversee faculty recruitment and lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers.
The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI), established in 2008, now comprises more than 100 teams
studying the roles of stem cells in development and regeneration, using them to model disease and
screen for new drugs, and to develop advanced technologies for clinical translation. Team members
belong to many departments and centers located throughout the medical school campus, Columbia
University’s main campus and the New York Psychiatric Institute, and have access to state-of the
art facilities and technology platforms. There is an outstanding academic environment for scienti1c
interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration, an excellent track record of scienti1c contributions
to the 1eld of stem cell research and a history of continuous extramural funding to the members.
This active interdisciplinary environment, together with the resources and space allocated to the
new position, will enable the Director to have a major impact in shaping the future of the Initiative.
We invite applications from individuals with outstanding track records of research achievement and
the strong leadership quali1cations needed to further strengthen stem cell research at Columbia.
Applications should be sent to Dola Sengupta (Administrative Director, CSCI, ds2865@columbia.
For more information, please contact: Joel Stein, M.D., Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and
Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York NY 10032, USA; Tel:
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affrmative Action Employer.