Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job no: 675119
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Plant Soil And Microbial Sciences 40000781
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
Position Summary

Responsibilities will include: using system genetics to study how plants (Arabidopsis, selected crops) detect, make sense of, and adapt to various nutrient (phosphorus, nitrogen and iron) signals. Skills in compiling, analyzing and summarizing results in preparation for writing reports, manuscripts and articles for publication and incorporating results into presentations is required. Duties will also include coordinating with graduate students as needed and overseeing undergraduate students who will be working on these projects.

Position to be filled at earliest possible date. This is a fixed term position, with end date 12 months from date of hire. Renewal possible dependent upon continuation of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant molecular physiology, biochemistry

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Plant molecular physiology, biochemistry, or computational biology -related field. The Ph.D. must be completed at the time of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Exceptional candidates from all areas of Plant molecular physiology, plant mineral nutrition, or computational biology-related field will be considered.

Required Application Materials
  • Cover letter specifying area of focus
  • Research Statement
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Curriculum Vita
Special Instructions

Applicants must apply through the MSU online system,, posting number XXXXXX.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Department Statement

MSU has a vibrant plant science community comprising of more than 150 faculty members conducting a wide range of plant research spanning the lab-to-field continuum in both natural and agricultural ecosystems. PSM is a multi-disciplinary department with faculty appointed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR;

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: Oct 5, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 10/6/2020
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