Mizzou Biology invites applications for a postdoctoral-to-faculty transition fellowship in the area of cell biology

The Division of Biological Sciences (DBS) is pleased to be participating in the 2022 Call for Applications for the University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program.

The PFFFD program is designed to train and mentor post-doctoral scholars to then transition directly to tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri and beyond. Applicants should demonstrate how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented or through other training and experience. These postdoctoral positions are typically for two to three years and provide research, teaching, and professional development opportunities.

The Division of Biological Sciences will be pursuing candidates conducting cell biology research in plant, animal, and/or microbial systems. Scholars will have the opportunity to carry out an independent but synergistic project in a DBS lab(s). Potential mentors in Biological Sciences include, but are not limited to:

PFFFD Scholars also may choose co-mentors and develop projects that synergize the work and expertise of multiple PIs. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our current research faculty to develop the best opportunity for synergy and mentorship.

In addition to independent research, candidates will contribute to teaching courses in cell biology, microbiology, or related fields under the mentorship and direction of one of our award-winning teachers.

Prospective fellows can find more information and apply online on the PFFFD Program website. Applications are due September 27, 2021.

Prospective fellows for the search area in Cell Biology are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. David Schulz, Director of the Division of Biological Sciences, who will facilitate discussions as to how projects might best be structured to work synergistically with one or more of our faculty members.

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