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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 Natural Science

Department:Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Cns 10032586

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

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

Position Summary

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is seeking a post-doctoral Research Associate. The position involves enzyme biochemical characterizations and structure analyses in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Hausinger working in collaboration with Dr. Jian Hu.

This position is available immediately for a highly self-motivated Research Associate with experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and structure biology. The position is associated with an NIH-funded project to characterize enzymes that synthesize and use the recently discovered nickel-pincer nucleotide cofactor.

We seek an excellent scientist with hands-on training in molecular biology, protein expression/purification, and, ideally, structure determination by x-ray crystallography.

This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.

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 -biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biol

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology or other field closely related to protein structure and enzyme characterization.

Desired Qualifications

The successful applicant will have demonstrated skills in molecular biology and protein purification. Experience in structure characterization is highly preferred.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a statement describing relevant skills, research accomplishments, research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three references.

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Summary of Health Risks

Some projects require working with acrylamide, organic solvents, or flammables (e.g., phenol chloroform, ethanol).



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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