Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Natural Science

Department:Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Working/Functional Title

Research Associate - Fixed Term

Position Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Kristin Parent has an open position for a Research Associate (postdoctoral). This position will conduct research on deciphering the processes of virus assembly and infection via a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, structural biology and experimental evolution studies.

The candidate will perform tests and assays to generate data for research (cloning and site directed mutagenesis along with quantifying the phenotypic effects of the isolated mutants) as well as write manuscripts, general lab duties and attending group meetings and other lab events.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Natural Sciences

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Natural Sciences and demonstrate expertise in the following:

  • Structural biology methods (X-ray crystallography and/or cryo-electron microscopy)

  • Fluorescence microscopy experience

  • Molecular biology

  • Bacterial genetics or virus-related research

  • General knowledge of biochemistry techniques (including, but not limited to gel electrophoresis, sterile techniques, plating protocols and general microbiology).

Required Application Materials

  • CV that identifies areas of expertise and interest

  • Academic and employment history

  • Publications list with at least 3 signed letters of reference from professional scientists

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2018.


Advertised:May 2, 2018Eastern Daylight Time