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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

We seek an excellent post-doctoral associate to conduct research exploring plant-microbiome mediators of plant stress resilience. Strong quantitative skills and experience with bioinformatic and statistical analyses of microbial communities is expected. The successful applicant will independent, motivated, and able to work as part of a collaborative team. They will have proven skills in microbiology and molecular laboratory techniques, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience in conducting greenhouse or field experiments is desired. A familiarity with ecological and evolutionary theories will be viewed favorably. Applicants should hold a PhD in a field related to plant, soil, microbial sciences, ecology, or bioinformatics/genomics.

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 -Soil and/or Environmental Sciences

Minimum Requirements

They will have proven skills in microbiology and molecular laboratory techniques, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience in conducting greenhouse or field experiments is desired. A familiarity with ecological and evolutionary theories will be viewed favorably. Applicants should hold a PhD in a field related to plant, soil, microbial sciences, ecology, or bioinformatics/genomics.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter

Resume

3 Professional References

a statement describing relevant skills, research accomplishments, and research interests

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

The position is for one year with a possibility of renewal. The postdoc will be part of the Plant Resilience Institute (https://plantresilience.msu.edu/) at MSU. The successful applicant will conduct research as part of the PRI’s interdisciplinary effort and will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of researchers in ecology and evolution, microbiology, and plant and soil sciences.

Please contact Sarah Lebeis (lebeissa@msu.edu) for additional questions. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Review of Applications Begins On

10/21/2021

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: Oct 7, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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