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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 Engineering

Department:Institute for Quantitative Health 40001033

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 Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan State University is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates in the Jinxing Li Lab (http://www.lab-li.com/). The Li Lab focuses on creating miniaturized biosensors and medical robots for disease diagnostics and treatment. Our lab is based in the brand-new IQ/Bioengineering Building. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge biomedical technologies, learn new skills, and be part of an enjoyable workplace. Candidates from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Build engineering solutions to solve the problems in biology and medicine

  • Collaborate with researchers across different disciplines and institutions

  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab

  • Present findings and data in lab meetings, publications, and presentations

  • Purchase, setting up, and maintaining equipment necessary to conduct research.

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

Review of applications begins on July 28, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. This position is immediately available.

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


Minimum Requirements

Degree in Biomedical/Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical/Materials Engineering, Biology, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Medicine, or related field.

Desired Qualifications

Research experience in the following related fields is preferred:

  • neuroscience and neuroengineering,

  • robotics,

  • cell and tissue biology,

  • micro/nanofabrication,

  • wireless electronics and integrated electronics,

  • drug delivery,

  • microbiology,

  • soft materials, or

  • electrochemistry.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a recent CV, a short cover letter or paragraph explaining your interest in the position, names and contact information of five references who can attest to your accomplishments and your potential as a scientist.

Special Instructions

For more information, please view Dr. Li's website:


For questions regarding this position, contact Jinxing Li (jl@msu.edu).

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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 Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural science. We have recruited faculty from some of the top academic centers around the world. They collaborate across disciplines to push the envelope of biomedical research, solving some of the most pressing problems in medicine with smart engineering solutions.

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: Jul 21, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time