Research Associate-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Jul 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Michigan State University in East Lansing has established a Strategic Partnership on Plant-Inspired Chemical Diversity (http://bit.ly/2tul0Tp). An interdisciplinary group of investigators is applying genomic approaches to generate libraries of novel cyclic peptides and terpenoid compounds and will carry out anti-cancerand anti-microbial screening. Two highly motivated, collaborative research associates (postdoctoral)investigators are sought to join this team. One individual will work primarily in library production and analysis through protein-expression, biosynthetic, chemical, and analytical methods. The other will initially assist in library production but will also begin development of antimicrobial and cancer high-throughput screening assays. Both individuals will participate in the identification and design of targeted cyclic peptide libraries for cancer and antimicrobial indications.  The successful applicant will also assist in publications and in grant preparation.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

A recent PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology or a related field is required.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in molecular biology, bacterial protein expression, chemical analytical methods (NMR and mass spectro­scopy), and/or high-throughput assay development and imple­ment­ation is desired.  

Required Application Materials

Please submit a CV, letter, and Statement of Research Interests via the careers.msu.edu website.  Also submit the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Richard Neubig, Professor and Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University c/o Bradley.Robinson@hc.msu.edu.

Special Instructions

Also submit the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Richard Neubig, Professor and Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University c/o Bradley.Robinson@hc.msu.edu.