Academia Sinica, Taiwan, invites applications and nominations for position of Director of the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center (ABRC). The initial appointment is for a period of three years renewable for a second term, and will also carry the title of Research Fellow or Distinguished Research Fellow.
As the pre-eminent academic research institution in Taiwan, Academia Sinica is devoted to research in mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences. The ABRC was established to foster a multidisciplinary approach to research, bringing constant innovation to the development of a biotechnology industry that builds on those features unique to Taiwan and can compete with the best of the world. The ABRC currently consists of 19 laboratories pursuing two major research themes, Integrative Plant Stress Biology and Herbal Medicine Research, with additional attention paid to Molecular Vaccine Technology and Enzyme Biotechnology. For more information about ABRC and Academia Sinica, please visit our websites at http://abrc.sinica.edu.tw/ and http://www.sinica.edu.tw/main_e.shtml, respectively.
Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, outstanding research accomplishments, demonstrated leadership ability and good communication skills. Besides pursuing a rigorous research program at ABRC, the successful candidate is expected to build on the existing strengths of ABRC, develop new research thrusts, and provide intellectual leadership in relevant basic and applied agricultural biotechnology in Taiwan.
Applications including a complete curriculum vitae, a publication list, and research accomplishments, or nominations with a brief rationale for the recommendation and contact information, should be submitted to Director Search Committee, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, 128 Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan or by Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation will be requested on the applicant’s behalf. Screening of applications/nominations will begin June, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.