Research-Associate, College of Osteopathic Medicine

East Lansing, MI
Mar 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 5054

Internal Posting Date: 03-03-2017

Internal Closing Date: 04-25-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Research-Associate

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Osteopathic Medicine

Primary Department: 10034646 PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY - COM

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Faculty

Employment %: 100%


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Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Position Summary: The Lee lab at Michigan State University is seeking of a highly motivated researcher to work on an exciting area in lipid and health. The Lee Lab focuses on designing new molecular probes and using the state-of-the-art instrumentations to study the signaling mechanism of lipid metabolites on human health. The researcher will primarily work on the design and synthesis of the mimics of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid metabolites; and determine their efficacy with variety of cell-based assays. The candidate will also assist in experiments planning and data collection and analyses. The successful applicant will also train and supervise students. The candidate will also responsible to publish the result and will assist in grant preparation.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements -A Ph.D. in biological science (Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology or related field) with strong background in synthetic chemistry, preferably in the synthesis of polyunsaturated system and/ or SAR and lead optimization.
-Proficient English writing and communication skills.
-Productivity will be determined by peer-reviewed publications in the international scientific journals

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Desired Qualifications: -Expertise in running cell-based assay and / or in purifying, identifying and characterizing proteins are highly preferable.
-Experience in preparative and analytical HPLC for compound purification is desirable but not necessary.
-Willingness to work with radioactive compounds.
-Ability to independently solve the scientific problem and design and conduct experiment.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document

Optional Applicant Documents: Research Interests

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please provide names and contact information of 3 references as "Other document".

Department Website Address:

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Kin Sing Stephen Lee/Assistant Professor/

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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