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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 Natural Science

Department:Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff


Location: East Lansing

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

Position Summary

The Kim lab is a new lab in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Our research focus is to dissect protein mechanisms by obtaining snapshots of the proteins in action, using a powerful technique known as single particle cryo-electron microscopy. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to spearhead a project that will analyze the structures and functions of various proteins involved in membrane protein targeting pathways. The successful candidate will use molecular biology and biochemical techniques in addition to cryo-EM to understand the mechanisms of proteins that ensure proper localization of membrane proteins in cells.

Description of duties: Perform high-quality original research; Publish research articles; Present research at national and international meetings; Engage with the MSU research community

This is a one year appointment, which can be renewed upon evaluation at the end of the first year.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or relat

Minimum Requirements

PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or related field; Research experience with cloning, protein expression, and protein purification.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with membrane proteins and lipids; Background in structural biology and protein-protein interaction study is preferred but not required.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Kim atkimhyoj6@msu.edu.

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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.

Advertised: Jul 16, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time