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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources

Department:Plant Soil And Microbial Sciences 40000781

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the Day Lab at Michigan State University in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences. This postdoc is part of ongoing efforts to characterize the plant response to biotic and abiotic stress, and will utilize computational-, cell biology-, genetics-based approached to model and define the fundamental biochemistry of processes important for plant immunity and low-temperature response. Experience with cell biology modeling and quantitative analysis of gene expression is required. Experience in chromatin immunoprecipitation, CRISPR/Cas design and implementation, and analysis of gene expression in required. Experience with plants is necessary. The Day lab provides a positive environment and is a fantastic place to build a career,

The Plant Sciences research community at Michigan State University has many shared resources for postdocs to develop into leading academic and industry scientists including weekly seminar series with a focus on project and career development and a postdoc group with monthly meetings.

The position is available immediately and for one year from date of hire with the possibility of extension.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant Biology

Minimum Requirements

Experience cloning, expressing, purifying and characterizing multiple proteins of interest and a clear vision of how this position is the right next step of your career. A publication record.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in modeling metabolic pathways using systems of ordinary differential equations is helpful, but not required

Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae with a description of scientific interests, career goals and the names of at least 2 professional references

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. For additional questions please contact Dr. Brad Day (bday@msu.edu).

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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