Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Position Summary

The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences invites applications from outstanding candidates for a fixed term Research Associate position in the area of Plant Pathology. The successful applicant will be part of a new National Institutes of Health research project in the laboratory of Dr. Brad Day, studying plant-pathogen interactions by using cell biological, molecular, genetic and biochemistry methods. The duties of this position include studying host cell changes by confocal microscope and elucidating functions of resistance genes by working on protein-protein interactions in vitro and in vivo.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Molec

Minimum Requirements
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or Molecular Biology. The Ph.D. must be completed at the time of employment. 
  • Exceptional candidates from all areas of Plant Pathology or Molecular Biology will be considered.
Required Application Materials
  • Cover letter addressed to Dr. Brad Day
  • Research Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae 
Special Instructions

Interested, qualified individuals must submit required application materials through the MSU online system at no later than September 26, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Department Statement

The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences has been recognized as leader in plant science research. The collaborations across disciplines within the plant sciences have helped drive advances in agriculture in Michigan and beyond U.S. borders.

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: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 9/26/2018
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