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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


Location:East Lansing

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

Position Summary

Dr. Min-Hao Kuo, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, seeks a research associate to work on his project that focuses on Alzheimer's disease drug discovery using aggregation of hyperphosphorylated tau as the target. The overall research involves hyperphosphorylated tau protein preparation, in vitro drug screen and verification, using both biochemical and cell-based means. Required expertise include recombinant protein expression and purification, high-throughput screen assay establishment and execution, as well as subsequent secondary and orthogonal assays for verification. In addition, ability to perform mammalian tissue culture and cellular viability tests are expected. Excellent English writing and communication skills are required.

Description of duties:

Independent planning, execution, and interpretation of experiments; regular communication with the PI; collaborating with other members in the lab on this project; mentoring graduate and undergraduate trainees; writing manuscripts for research products.

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- Biochemistry or related

Minimum Requirements

PhD with extensive experiences in (1) quantitative examination of protein amyloidogenesis and fibrillogenesis, (2) recombinant protein expression and purification, (3) molecular cloning, (4) kinetic and statistical analysis of protein folding, and (5) high-throughput screening for drug discovery.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent communication (oral and writing) skills in English.

Required Application Materials

Curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled.



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:Aug 31, 2020Eastern Daylight Time