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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:Animal Science Department Anr 10002063

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

Working/Functional Title

Research Associate-fixed term-Wen Huang Lab

Position Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in quantitative genetics and genomics at Michigan State University in the laboratory of Dr. Wen Huang. This position invites applications from candidates with background in statistical genetics/bioinformatics. Candidates with a recent Ph.D. and experience in statistical genetics and/or bioinformatics are strongly encouraged to apply. Potential projects include development and application of statistical methods for explaining and predicting quantitative trait variation. Postdocs are also encouraged to propose projects that fit their own interest and align with directions of the lab.

This position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on performance and the availability of funding.

Specific Position Duties

  • Design and perform experiments using appropriate advanced biomedical research techniques

  • Analyze and interpret research data, write research papers, and present research results at meetings

  • Assist the principal investigator and receive professional training in proposal writing and laboratory management

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 -Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related areas

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in relevant scientific area including Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related areas

  • Experience in working with large scale data sets including those derived from next generation sequencing and high throughput genotyping

  • Experience in statistical and bioinformatic programming, including Unix Shell, R, Python, Perl, or others

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently but also a team player

  • A strong work ethic and a commitment to becoming an independent scientist

  • Excellent skills in scientific writing

Required Application Materials

Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter which includes brief description (not more than 500 words) describing your current research;

  • Most recent CV;

  • Names, positions, and contact information of a minimum of two and up to three references who may be contacted should the department request including one from your most recent research advisor.

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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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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