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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:Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:49500.00

Location: East Lansing

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

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (Postdoc) position in the Hegg and Ducat labs. The project will focus on the enzymatic depolymerization of plastic. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team developing novel depolymerization pathways using a combination of chemical and enzymatic treatments. The candidate should have a background in biochemistry and/or molecular biology and experience working with enzymes.

The primary duties of this position will include cloning, protein expression and purification, developing and performing enzyme assays, and establishing key performance parameters of natural and engineered enzyme variants to optimize the depolymerization of plastics.

The position is renewable annually, contingent on funding and job performance. A start date by October 1, 2021 is preferred, but alternative timelines will be considered and should be noted in the cover letter.

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, Microbiology or related field

Minimum Requirements

Minimum qualifications for the position:

  • PhD in biochemistry, microbiology, or related field

  • Strong self-motivation

  • Experience in cloning, enzyme expression, purification, and characterization

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and perform collaborative research and effectively interact with a broad range of colleagues

  • Demonstrated independence and ability to perform creative, high-quality research

  • Ability to organize and present reports to collaborators and sponsors

  • Experience and skill in preparing research publications

Desired Qualifications

  • enzyme kinetics andspectroscopy

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter summarizing research experience and interests

  • CV

  • Contact information for three people who can serve as professional references

Special Instructions

A start date by October 1, 2021 is preferred, but alternative timelines will be considered and should be noted in the cover letter.

Additional information about the Hegg and Ducat labs can be found athttps://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/faculty/eric-l-hegg/andhttps://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/faculty/daniel-ducat/

Review of Applications Begins On

09/01/2021

Website

https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/

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.

Advertised: Aug 18, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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