Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Position Summary

We are investigating the promotional effects of a high fat diet and its interaction with the endocrine disruptor benzophenone-3/ BP-3/oxybenzone, the active ingredient in most sunscreens and many personal care products. These studies utilize various genetic mammary cancer mouse models.  Our MSU research project is one of six national programs currently funded by the NIEHS/NCI Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. 

Required Degree

Doctorate -Cancer biology

Minimum Requirements

Experience with immunological staining of tissue sections, microscopy, and standard molecular biological methodologies (e.g., RNA isolation, PCR, western blotting).

Desired Qualifications

It would be beneficial for the candidate to have had prior experience in mammary gland biology, cancer biology, and/or cancer immunology. Experience with animal studies would be an asset but not necessary.

Required Application Materials

Applicants will be required to submit a CV, three most recent published papers, a cover letter and the names and e-mail addresses of three academic references.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin 2/14/2018, and the position will remain open until filled.  Please contact Dr. Richard Schwartz, [email protected], if you have any questions.

Summary of Health Risks

Candidate will work with animals or unfixed animal tissue as well as formaldehyde.




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Posted: 1/31/2018
Application Due: 4/1/2018
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