Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Position Summary

An NIH-funded Research Associate (postdoctoral) position is available to study virus-host interactions in human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and oncogenesis in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University.

A successful candidate will focus on studying host immune dysregulation during HPV-associated cancer progression using in vitro and in vivo models as well as human specimens.

Expertise in flow cytometry, cancer mouse models, bioinformatics, and/or translational/preclinical research is desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience and at NIH postdoctoral stipend levels. 

This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position, with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance and available funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Virology, immunology, cancer biology, or

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree in virology, immunology, cancer biology, or related fields and published work in peer reviewed journals along with excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in flow cytometry, cancer mouse models, bioinformatics, and/or translational/preclinical research.

Required Application Materials

Please submit the following in order to be considered:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references who will be contacted only if the department requests
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Summary of Health Risks
  • Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
  • Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.




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Posted: 7/25/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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