Research Associate, College of Human Medicine

East Lansing, MI
Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 1761

Internal Posting Date: 08-05-2015

Internal Closing Date: 04-25-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on: 08-21-2015

Job Title: Research Associate

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Human Medicine

Primary Department: 10022641 PEDIATRICS & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - CHM

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Position Summary: The Dr. Andr S. Bachmann laboratory in the Michigan State University Department of Pediatrics and Human Development seeks to augment its research staff with a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Bachmann Lab has an active natural products drug discovery program with focus on the proteasome and ornithine decarboxylase (ODC)/polyamines associated with relapse in the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma Dr. Bachmann's research spans from basic to translational research with participation in clinical trials (e.g., Oncogene, 2005, 24:5606-18; Cancer Research, 2008, 68:9825-31; Nature, 2008, 452:755-8; PNAS, 2009, 106:6507-12; International Journal of Cancer, 2010, 126:2012-24; Biochemistry, 2012, 51(34):6880-6888; Journal of Molecular Biology, 2014, 426: 332-46; BMC Cancer, 2015, 15: 470; PLoS One, 2015, 10: e0127246). The chosen candidate will work with Dr. Bachmann and his lab in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The laboratory uses a combination of advanced molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemical techniques, and has ready access to excellent MSU core facilities.

This position is temporary, non-tenure track, and renewable annually (subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds). The stipend range is $42,000 - $48,000 (US) per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent degree(s), and must have excellent oral and written English communication skills. Competitive applicants will have a proven track-record in terms of publications and independent funding or scholarships. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States.

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Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to qualified candidates with a strong background in cancer cell biology and experience with pediatric neuroblastoma, ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) and polyamine analysis, proteasome activity studies, confocal laser microscopy, and cell culture transfection protocols.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
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Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document 2
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Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Special Instructions to Applicants: Attach a copy of your college transcript to this application.

Review of applications will begin on August 21, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Andre Bachmann/Professor - Tenure System/

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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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