Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Position Summary

The Ducat laboratory at the MSU DOE-Plant Research Laboratory is looking for a Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher) to join their team with an emphasis on the investigation of cyanobacterial cell biology, cell division, and biotechnological applications.

The ideal candidate should have experience with photosynthetic microbes, especially in techniques related to molecular biology and metabolic engineering.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biochemistry & Molecular Biology or rel.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology or a related field. Experience with standard molecular biology techniques and genetic engineering of microbial systems is required.

Desired Qualifications
  • Candidates with direct experience working with cyanobacteria, especially Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942.
  • Applicants with experience in microscopy, analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence, metabolic engineering or metabolomics techniques are strongly encouraged to apply.
Required Application Materials

Applicants should provide:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A 1-2 page statement of why you are interested in this position
  • Names of three (3) references who will be contacted should the department request

The application package should be submitted through

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on April 18 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Materials can be directed to Daniel Ducat ([email protected]).




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Posted: 4/2/2018
Application Due: 10/27/2018
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