Research Associate-Fixed Term

East Lansing MI
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Applications for a research associate (post-doc) position are being accepted for studies of heat effects on plant fertility. The person chosen will work with members of the newly formed Plant Resilience Institute to study how heat affects yield in common bean and tepary bean. We are specifically interested in the effects of heat on pollen viability.

The person in this position will work with a multidisciplinary team that will include scientists from the labs of Tom Sharkey, Robin Buell, and David Lowry. The position is available immediately and is funded for one year with a second year dependent on progress and funding availability

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biochemistry/Plant Biology or related

Minimum Requirements

A PhD and strong publication potential are required Ideally the candidate will already have at minimum one first author paper.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants must have strong training in plant science and special skillsin one or more of the following subdisciplines: microscopy, plant genetics, plant physiology, heat stress studies, or related fields.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of why they are interested in this position, and the names and contact information of three persons who can provide a letter of reference.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position may be emailed to Professor Tom Sharkey at using the subject “PRI Post-doc”.