Research Associate, College of Natural Science

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

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Posting Number: 9896

Internal Posting Date: 08-06-2014

Internal Closing Date: 04-25-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on: 08-27-2014

Job Title: Research Associate

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Natural Science

Primary Department: 10032114 PLANT BIOLOGY - CNS

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: A Research Associate position is available with Dr. Shi-You Ding in the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University. We welcome applicants who are dedicated to cutting edge science and engineering research. This position will work with Dr. Ding in the development of imaging techniques using Atomic Force Microscopy and Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy for in vivo and in situ characterization of plants and microbes.

Applicants who have completed postdoctoral training with excellent record of publication may be considered for the level of Assistant Professor (fixed term). This position is available for one year with possible renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or related field. Hands-on experience in lasers, optics and spectroscopy. Proficiency with software tools similar to Matlab, Labview, and other computation tools for image analysis. Excellence in writing and communication in English.

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Desired Qualifications: Previous experience in imaging biomaterials, such as plant cell walls, or living tissue or cells.

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Required Applicant Documents: Other Document

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Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on August 27th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a statement of research accomplishments and interests, current CV, names of three references in one PDF. Questions should be directed to Dr. Shi-You Ding (

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Shi-You Ding/Associate 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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