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Institute of Plant & Microbial Biology

Academia Sinica, Taiwan



Academia Sinica, Taiwan, invites applications and nominations for the open position of Director of the Institute of Plant & Microbial Biology (IPMB). 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 higher if applicable.


As the pre-eminent academic research institution in Taiwan, Academia Sinica is devoted to basic and applied research in mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, and humanities and social sciences. IPMB currently consists of 26 laboratories, engaged in research leading to the better understanding of biological processes in both plants and microbes. The research of IPMB can be organized into two major intellectual foci: 1) Mechanisms of Plant Function and 2) Plant-Microbe Interactions and Bioresources. IPMB is well funded and equipped with modern research facilities managed by experienced research specialists. IPMB maintains a high research standard with a high-quality publication record. For details about Academia Sinica and IPMB, please see and, respectively.



Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with outstanding research accomplishments and demonstrated leadership experience. Besides conducting a rigorous research program at IPMB, the successful candidate is expected to build on the existing strengths of IPMB, develop new research thrusts, and provide intellectual leadership in relevant basic and applied plant/microbial sciences in Taiwan.



Applications including complete curriculum vitae, a publication list, and research accomplishments, or nominations with a brief rationale for recommendation and contact information, should be submitted via email to: Professor/Academician Teh-hui Kao, Chair of Search Committee, c/o Ms. Maureen Chuang (email:, Institute of Plant & Microbial Biology, Academia  Sinica,  128  Academia  Road,  Section  2,  Nankang,  Taipei  115, Taiwan. Letters of recommendation will be requested on the applicant’s behalf. Screening of applications/nominations will begin October 7, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.