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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 Human Medicine

Department:Radiology Human Medicine 10022711

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

Precision Health Program at Michigan State University is seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of cancer nanotechnology. The program consists of five laboratories performing research on cutting edge discoveries related to new cancer pathways, image-guided therapies, nanotechnologies and bioassays. This position will be in Dr. Anna Moore’s laboratory and focuses on developing new nanodrugs for cancer treatment.

Specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  1. Design, synthesize and test various image-guided nanocarriers for drug delivery to tumor and metastatic sites;

  2. Perform in vitro experiments in cell to test their response to the delivered drug;

  3. Perform in vivo imaging of drug delivery using multi modal imaging systems

  4. Perform imaging data analysis;

  5. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.

This position is a 12 month fixed term appointment. Renewal of position is based on funding and performance.

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 -Biology and/or Biomedical Sciences

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Biology or Biomedical Sciences

Desired Qualifications

  • Candidates with a background in cancer nanotechnology or similar experience are welcome to apply.

  • Experience with in vivo animal imaging is an advantage.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, CV and three names and contact information of 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/

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Summary of Health Risks

-Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.

-Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.



Department Statement

The Precision Health Program at MSU’s College of Human Medicine is a newly established, innovative, and university-wide initiative aimed at shifting the paradigm of healthcare ecosystem from reactive to proactive. The world-renowned researchers involved in the Precision Health Program at MSU function at the forefront of (bio)medical discoveries focusing on prediction, prevention, and early detection of devastating diseases. The central goals of the Precision Health Program are to successfully translate new therapies from bench discoveries to patients and to train the next generation of precision health scientists.

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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