Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job no: 675450
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098
Salary: 48671.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: 3/4 Time (65-89.9%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
Position Summary

We are seeking a talented post-doc to lead a multi-year study of biochemical and physiological adaptations of maize. This project desires to understand how application of managed variables impact maize physiology to promote stress tolerance and to identify opportunities to improve applications for better growth under environmental challenges. The incumbent will be responsible for analyses of prenyl-lipids and phenolic compounds, performing RNA-seq experiments, collecting photosynthetic measurements, and other physiological measurements from field-grown and greenhouse-grown maize.

The successful candidate will work in the Peter Lundquist lab at MSU's Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, along with PI's Addie Thompson and Erich Grotewold. The position will be initially a one-year appointment at 75% time employment, renewable annually at 100% employment, contingent upon performance and availability 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 Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, related field.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in plant biochemistry, plant physiology, or related field.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with metabolite profiling, and/or transmission electron microscopy. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Application Materials

Curriculum vitae, contact info for two (2) references, cover page describing qualifications

Special Instructions

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

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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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