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Tenure-Track Position in Microbial Diversity

The Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica (BRCAS;, Taipei, Taiwan, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Research Fellow level, which is equivalent to “assistant professor” or “associate professor”. We wish to strengthen research in Microbial diversity in this round of recruitment. Nevertheless, we will also consider outstanding applicants in other fields of Biodiversity.

The applicants must possess a PhD, preferably with postdoctoral experience and a successful track record of scientific productivity. We seek outstanding candidates of all research disciplines dedicated to understanding the diversity and function of microorganisms across all natural habitats, preferring, but not limited to, algae, protist or virus.

The center provides good start-up funding and substantial internal support for new PIs. The center consists of four divisions: Marine biodiversity and ecosystems, Terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems, Molecular and genomic evolution, and Microbial diversity. The center is in charge of the Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) which is part of GBIF and a sequencing core with multiple platforms of second and third generation high throughput sequencers.

Academia Sinica is well equipped with the latest research facilities across the life and physical science disciplines and inter-disciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged. The position will be open until filled; however, the first review will be conducted in July 2021. Applicants should submit her/his CV (including a list of publications), 3−5 representative papers (PDF files), and a statement of past achievements and future research interests to our center secretary Ms. Miao-Suey Lin ( Please indicate the rank to which you would like to apply. In addition, three recommendation letters should be requested by the applicants and sent from the referees directly to Ms. Miao-Suey Lin.

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