Research Associate-Fixed Term
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Posted in Education and Training

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Job no: 844473
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674
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 long-term goal is to get a holistic understanding of algal metabolism in response to adverse environmental conditions which will aid in improving photosynthetic performance in a changing world. In the process, we will exploit the fast growing and easily modifiable eukaryotic alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for the characterization of (epi)genetic regulation in a photosynthetic eukaryote, ideally with single cell resolution.

This position provides the unique opportunity to engage in the scientific and scholarly advancement at an internationally renowned research institution. By taking charge of independent research questions, and by collaborating with and supervising other researchers, the candidate will contribute meaningfully to the laboratory's and research community's accomplishment and collaborative culture. The candidate will design and perform research, apply for independent funding, acquire and analyze data, prepare results for publication and contribute to the general laboratory maintenance and organization. In the process, the candidate will work with other academic and technical staff, and train undergraduate and graduate students.

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant Biology, or related field.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Plant Biology or a related field and previous experience generating and analyzing next generation sequencing data or scRNA sequencing data and is enthusiastic about working in a collaborative research environment.

Desired Qualifications

Previous research involving photosynthetic organisms and algal research techniques is desired, as well as a basic understanding of photosynthetic eukaryotes.

Required Application Materials

CV and three references

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: of Applications Begins On



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: Jan 30, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 30, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

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