Research Associate-Fixed Term

Grand Rapids MI
Feb 20, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Position Summary

LOCATION:   Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI

SUMMARY:   The MacKeigan Laboratory is seeking a motivated Research Associate (postdoctoral fellow). Eligible candidates will have a Ph.D. degree and no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience.  The scope of this fellowship project includes mammalian cell culture, dissection of relevant signaling pathways, live-cell/confocal microscopy and quantitation, RNAi, gene-editing, and flow cytometry. The fellow will work with Dr. MacKeigan and collaborators at Los Alamos National Laboratory on an NCI-funded project investigating the role of autophagy in non-small cell lung cancer.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A team player who shares knowledge with lab members.
  • A collaborator who is confident interacting with researchers from other disciplines.
  • Creative, motivated, collaborative, and optimistic, with a strong desire to impact human health.

ADDITIONAL INFO:             

For more information about the MacKeigan Laboratory and lab culture, please visit:

More information on Grand Rapids, MI:

  • Ranked No. 1 on top ten places to visit (Lonely Planet, 2014)
  • 30 miles away from Lake Michigan beaches
  • Creative culture with unique restaurants, breweries, museums, and concert venues
  • Home to Art Prize, the world’s largest art competition
Required Degree

Doctorate -Cancer/Cell Biology

Minimum Requirements

Eligible candidates will have a Ph.D. degree and no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience.

Required Application Materials
  • Cover Letter
  • CV

In addition to applying:   Interested candidates should email Dr. MacKeigan at

Please include:

  1. Cover letter that describes your unique experiences and why we should hire you
  2. NIH style biosketch (limit 5 pages)
  3. Personal statement describing long and short term career goals (1 page)
  4. Fellowship objectives including skills to be gained and publication plans (1 page)
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 6 and continue until filled.

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