Call for Senior Research Scientist

MIGAL-Galilee Research Institute invites applicants for a Research Group Leader position in Edible mushrooms cultivation and utilization.

MIGAL is an interdisciplinary research institute located in the Upper Galilee that encourages innovative research and collaboration across scientific, industrial, agricultural, academic and technological specialties. The scientific staff at MIGAL include about 40 Senior Research Scientists and around 200 research team members comprising research associates, postdocs, graduate students and technicians, deployed in four departments: (i). Plant Sciences; (ii). Nutrition & Natural Products; (iii). Molecular and Computational Biosciences & Biotechnology; (iv). Precision Agriculture & Environmental Sciences.

MIGAL is affiliated with the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Tel Hai College located nearby, leading the undergraduate and graduate programs in biotechnology, environmental, water, nutritional, food, computer and animal sciences (http://english.telhai.ac.il/academic-category/faculty-of-sciences-and-technology/). Position as Senior Research Scientist at MIGAL can be (and mostly is) accompanied with a faculty position at Tel Hai College.

We seek motivated independent young scientists in the field of applied mycology with emphasis on edible mushrooms. Priority fields include mushroom biology, cultivation, and utilization of mushrooms for production of nutritional and health promoting ingredients. The position is open to applicants with background in Fungal Physiology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree and Postdoctoral experience and have a basic knowledge of the Hebrew language (sufficient for communicating and teaching) and demonstrated leadership abilities. Predisposition for multi and interdisciplinary collaboration is considered an advantage. Relocation to the Galilee is a prerequisite.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and lead independent and original research teams, obtain competitive research grants, supervise graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to contribute to the institute activities.

Applicants should send detailed curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement and professional interests, as well a list of at least four potential referees to Mrs. Aviv Elbaz Nudel, Human Resources Manager of the Institute, avive@migal.org.il.

For further details, applicants are invited to contact: Prof. Dan Levanon, Scientific Director of the MIGAL Institute, danl@migal.org.il.

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