Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Location
East Lansing
Posted
May 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) and the Colleges of Engineering, Human Medicine and Natural Sciences at Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed term position in the area of synthetic biology, bacterial pathogenesis, chemical biology, cancer biology/immunology or biomedical engineering.  

Hires will be made in one of the following departments: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology; Microbiology & Molecular Genetics; Biomedical Engineering; Pharmacology and Toxicology; Physiology; Internal Medicine; Radiology. The positions will be filled at the rank that fits the applicant's experience depending on the qualifications and record of the successful candidate. The candidate is expected to establish a sustainable research program, make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline, be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in institutional and professional service.

Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) is an integrative science environment in which convergent approaches to solving biomedical questions are encouraged. The institute strives to use systems biology approaches including imaging across a range of scales, biocomputation of multiscale data, omics of complex systems, and other integrative, and integrated, approaches to understanding biological systems. Some of the focus areas of the institute include developmental biology, structural biology, device development, biocomputation, imaging instruments and reagents, synthetic biology, cell biology, and therapeutics. Faculty appointments will be in relevant departments in the three colleges and laboratory/office space will be available in the Institute.   

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at http://www.egr.msu.edu/WE.

Applicants must submit a detailed CV, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, vision statements for teaching and research, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through email at contagch@egr.msu.edu. 

 

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer.  MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The university actively encourages applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

 

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have an earned PhD in bioengineering, chemistry, microbiology, biochemisty, or related fields, with expertise in molecularbiology, imaging, synthetic biology, chemistry, cancer biology, exosomebiology, or optical systems design. 

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit a detailed CV, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, vision statements for teaching and research, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled.