Research Associate-Fixed Term
A Research Associate (postdoctoral) position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Aritro Sen, PhD in Reproductive & Developmental Sciences Program, Department of Animal Sciences at Michigan State University. The major focus of the lab is to understand the basic mechanism of steroid hormone signaling in ovarian physiology and liver metabolism under normal and pathophysiological conditions. Most recently, we have turned our attention towards understanding steroid-induced epigenetic modifications in the developmental origins of diseases. We are trying to understand how prenatal exposure to steroids and hormones in the form of maternal/fetal pathologies, nutritional deficits/excess, lifestyle choices/stress, as well as medical interventions, re-program the epigenome that in turn alters the developmental course of the fetus or offspring leading to long-term harmful outcomes that often culminate in adult pathologies. The lab uses a wide range of mouse models, transgenic mice, primary cell culture and cell lines as well as cell and molecular techniques, genomic and physiological tools.
Specific Position Duties
This position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on performance, for up to three years with a possibility of an extension based on the availability of funding. Salary will be based on NIH scale along with benefits according to the policies of Michigan State University.Required Degree
Doctorate -Physiology, Molecular Biology and Cell BMinimum Requirements
Previous experience with: Mouse handling/surgeries, cell culture, ChIP assay, RNAseq / ChIPseq studies, siRNA, immunohistochemistry, western blots, Real Time-PCR, ELISA.Required Application Materials
Candidates must be eligible to apply for NIH F32 (NRSA) grant or postdoctoral grants from other federal and/or private funding agencies.
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Aritro Sen at [email protected]
Review of applications will begin on April 10, and continue until the position is filled.