Research Associate-Fixed Term

Location
Grand Rapids MI
Posted
Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Embedded in an international network, our research is focused on basic and translational biology of the human a placenta to explain the underlying mechanisms of placental disorders such as IUGR, preeclampsia and preterm birth.  Furthermore, we work on paradigm shifting translational approaches for the early detection of disease as well as novel intervention strategies.

Projects focus on placental function experiments that involve cell and tissue culture and molecular analysis of specimen using standard molecular tools as well as various next genomics and single cell technology approaches.  We are currently funded by grants provided by industry, the NIH as well as university.

We are looking for highly motivated and dedicated biochemists and molecular biologists with published experience in applied molecular biology ideally combined with mass spectrometry and next generation sequencing experiments and data analysis experience for a Research Associate position. Pipeline development abilities a plus. Reproductive biology experience desired but not obligatory. Existing USA work permit is a plus. The ideal applicant will be motivated, flexible, collaborative, detail-oriented, with the ability to multitask, and committed to research excellence. He or she will be capable of effective data recording, demonstrate good organizational and communication skills. The positions are available immediately. Prior laboratory experience in cell culture, microscopy, animal models, and embryology is advantageous.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, ideally with a minor in Bioinformatics

- proven English language proficiency is a requirement

- competitive research experience

- efficient communicator and presenter

- Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols

- Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data

- Technical, lab management and grant writing

- Active participation in seminars, lectures, poster sessions andpresentation at inter/national meetings

- Supervise junior lab members and assist with other research projects

Desired Qualifications

The ideal applicant will be motivated, flexible, collaborative, detail-oriented, with the ability to multitask, and committed to research excellence. He or she will be capable of effective data recording, demonstrate good organizational and communication skills. Pipeline development abilities a plus. Reproductive biology experience desired but not obligatory.  Existing USA work permit is a plus. Prior laboratory experience in cell culture, microscopy, animal models, and embryology is advantageous.

Required Application Materials

Please apply using the MSU hiring system attaching cover letter and CV. Please also send the cover letter and CV to Dr. Sasha Drewlo at Sascha.Drewlo@hc.msu.edu

Special Instructions

Please also send the cover letter and CV to Dr. Sasha Drewlo at Sascha.Drewlo@hc.msu.edu

Review of applications will begin on August 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.