Research Associate, College of Natural Science
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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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Multiple Position Numbers: No
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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Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience
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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 (Ding@cns.msu.edu).
Department Website Address: www.plantbiology.msu.edu
Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Shi-You Ding/Associate Professor/Ding@cns.msu.edu
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Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63206
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.