Open Rank Faculty Positions in Plant Quantitative Genetics and Breeding

Posted 3 years ago

Skoltech is seeking application for tenure track faculty at Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position to its newly created Digital Agriculture Laboratory. The candidate should hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in biology, genetics, biotechnology. He/she should have substantial expertise in plant genetics, genomics or other related disciplines, proven experience of establishing independent sustainable research, educational and innovation programs, in conjunction with established MS and PhD programs in Life Sciences. Of particular interest are those candidates with proven expertise in plant quantitative genetics, plant breeding and agrobiotech.

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is an English-speaking international graduate research university in Moscow, Russia. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech advances scientific knowledge, educates global leaders in innovation and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators.

The mission of the Digital Agriculture Laboratory is to conduct research, education, and innovation activities to provide new tools and techniques for implementing modern breeding techniques in plants and animals and to address the question of digital agriculture. We aim to establish at Skoltech a highly impactful interdisciplinary center of fundamental and problem-driven research aimed at advancing our knowledge and innovations in the agriculture sector, with particular dedication to the relationships with industrial partners.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to our application website: and follow the instructions or send an e-mail to

Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit the following documents: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (4) statement of research plans, (5) innovation statement, and (6) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

The application submission deadline is September 1st . The selection of candidates for the position starts immediately until the position is filled.

Skoltech offers:

  • a challenging job in an international, dynamic and professional environment
  • synergy between science, technology and innovation
  • internationally competitive compensation package
  • a significant research start-up package
  • excellent research and computational infrastructure.

Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all applicants are invited to apply regardless of their gender, race or nationality.

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