Research Associate-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Mar 20, 2018
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is seeking a Research Associate (Post-Doc) to work in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Olive.  The project is to work on cutting-edge research to understand the host response to chronic bacterial infections including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The project will use genetic approaches to dissect how distinct immune pathways control bacterial replication and/or inflammation. 

This position will begin September 1, 2018, and is initially for one year, renewed annually for up to two years with a possibility of an extension based on performance and the availability of funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Microbiology; Immunology; Molecular Biol

Minimum Requirements

The applicant must have a PH.D. in the area of microbiology; immunology; molecular biology or a related field and have a strong background in genetics.

Strong quantitative and communication skills are required.

The applicant is expected to design and conduct experiments independently and clearly document results for use in presentations, manuscripts and grants.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with animals and with next generation sequencing and analysis is desirable but not required.

Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining your scientific interests, qualifications, career goals and a description of prior research, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. References will be contacted only if the department requests it.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin April 3, 2018 and  will continue until filled. 

Please contact Dr. Andrew Olive at Andrew.Olive@umassmed.edu, if you have any questions.

https://mmg.natsci.msu.edu/ 

Summary of Health Risks
  • Exposure to human blood, serum and tissue
  • TB risk or work with animals, cells, or specimens infected with Mycobacterium
  • Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue
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