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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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Back to search resultsApply nowJob no:677226

Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Veterinary Medicine

Department:Microbiology And Molecular Genetics Cvm 10046586

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

A post-doctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Abramovitch in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. (https://mmg.natsci.msu.edu/people/faculty/abramovitch-robert-b/).

We seek a post-doctoral associate to conduct research examining Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis and chemical biology. These studies will focus on the function of the DosRST two-component regulatory system in M. tuberculosis persistence and drug tolerance and define the functions of small molecules targeting this pathway. Strong skills in microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry are expected. Experience working in a Biosafety Level 3 lab and using experimental mouse models will be viewed favorably. The successful applicant will be independent, creative and approach their scholarship with a growth mindset. Strong writing and presentation skills and the ability to work well in a team are additional important qualities in a successful applicant.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of researchers in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and pharmacology and toxicology.

This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.

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 -microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, chemical biology

Minimum Requirements

The applicant must have experience in microbiology appropriate for work in a Biosafety Level 3 lab and hold a PhD in a field related to microbiology, genetics, biochemistry or chemical biology.

Desired Qualifications

Strong writing and presentation skills and the ability to work well in a team are additional important qualities in a successful applicant.

Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their scientific interests, qualifications, career goals and a description of prior research, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.

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Summary of Health Risks

Health risks associated with this position may include:

-Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.

-TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.

-Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

-Wear a respirator.



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 19, 2020Eastern Daylight Time