Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job no: 676055
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

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 microbiome research, mycology and microbiology.

Responsibilities will include: Conducting field work at the Kellogg Biological Station and/or greenhouse work with plant- or soil- associated microbiomes (fungi and bacteria). Culturing and preservation of fungi, bacteria and oomycetes. Presenting research at professional meetings. Bioinformatic and statistical analyses of field data and publication of research conducted. Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.

Exceptional candidates from all areas of Mycology, microbial ecology, and plant pathology will be considered.

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 - Mycology, Plant Pathology, Microbial ec

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mycology, Plant Pathology, Microbiology, or agriculture-related field. The Ph.D. must be completed at the time of employment.

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 676055.

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 12, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 11, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 10/13/2020
Application Due: 10/11/2022
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