Assistant Professor - Fixed Term

Job description

Assistant Professor - Fixed Term

Job no: 597077
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Msu Agbioresearch
Department: Center For Research On Ingredient Safety 40000824
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant Professor - Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications for a 12-month, fixed term Assistant Professor position. The Assistant Professor will prepare authoritative reports (e.g., white papers) on the state-of-the-science on the toxicology and safety of specific chemical ingredients in consumer products based on information in the scientific literature. The successful candidate will be responsible to read, interpret and synthesize information from peer-reviewed literature on chemical ingredient safety, as well as, contribute to the development of experimental design, implementation of studies, and analysis and interpretation of results from safety studies. This position will work in coordination with the CRIS Director and the CRIS Director of Science Communications to communicate scientific information to technical audiences, including policy makers, as well as the lay public. In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting in communicating the services and mission of CRIS to internal and external stakeholders and partners.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

A PhD degree or equivalent in toxicology or related biomedical discipline (e.g., immunology, biochemistry, pharmacology, …); evidence of strong written and oral communication skills; capable of working independently as well as part of a team; and strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications

Two years postgraduate work experience in a science related position is preferred. Applicants should have a strong record of accomplishments and publications, as well as, experience in interacting and/or collaborating with industry.

Required Application Materials

A 1-page letter of intent

A detailed curriculum vita including a summary of relevant experiences and accomplishments

The names and full contact information for three references

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a successful candidate is identified.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Michigan State University provides its faculty and academic staff with a variety of benefits. Among the most important are a retirement program, and health, prescription drug, dental, and life insurance coverages (

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Department Statement

The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University is a program for food and consumer product ingredient safety that will broadly build capability in ingredient safety-related research, training and risk communication. CRIS is an academic, science-based center that serves as a leading source for information on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer packaged goods including foods, beverages, cosmetics and household consumer products.

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.

Advertised: Aug 1, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 1, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 8/2/2019
Application Due: 8/29/2019
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