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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

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

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

Position Summary

Two Research Associate positions are available in the Feig lab in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Michigan State University to apply computer simulation methodology, physical modeling, and machine learning approaches to the study of biological systems. Topics of current interest in the Feig lab revolve around the interaction of biomolecules in crowded cellular environments, the formation of liquid-liquid phase separated states, the modeling of chromosomal DNA, and the refinement of protein structures towards experimental accuracy. Exciting opportunities for new research projects exist in all of these areas.

Duties include:

Guided research in computational biophysics in any of the topics mentioned in the Job Summary.

Communication of research findings in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles.

Presentation of research findings at national and international conferences.

Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students that participate in research with the Feig lab.

Shared maintenance of Feig lab infrastructure.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Chemistry or related

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or closely related disciplines

High proficiency of English language in oral and written communication.

Record of published peer-reviewed research articles.

Desired Qualifications

Graduate training in biophysics, physical chemistry, and structural biology.

User-level familiarity of Linux operating systems

Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: python, perl, C, C++, FORTRAN

Experience with molecular dynamics simulations

Experience with high-performance computing environments

Experience with machine-learning methods

Required Application Materials

Curriculum vitae

Contact information for at least three references

List of peer-reviewed publications



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:Mar 12, 2019Eastern Daylight Time