Research Associate-Fixed Term
Job descriptionJob no: 692690
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Physiology Natural Science 10032668
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
Postdoctoral Research AssociatePosition Summary
The laboratories in the Department of Physiology at the Michigan State University are recruiting motivated postdoctoral research associates. The Department of Physiology is a multi-college department with faculty, funds and programs belonging to the Colleges of Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Natural Science, Veterinary Medicine, and Ag-Bio Research with vibrant engaged faculty and many graduate students and postdocs. The main research directions cover cellular/molecular physiology of the mammalian system, pathology associated with diseases, and therapeutic development in the areas of cancer biology, cardiac pathophysiology, diabetes and obesity, gastrointestinal health and disease, immunity and tissue inflammation, musculoskeletal diseases, molecular metabolism and disease, and neuroscience (https://sites.google.com/msu.edu/pslresearch/home).
Duties include experimental design/execution, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, as well as presentation of research findings in appropriate conferences.
A list of labs seeking post-doctoral scientists may be found on the Department website https://sites.google.com/msu.edu/pslresearch/postdoc-opportunities. The University provides a generous package of salary and fringe benefits.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, age, disability or protected veteran status.Required Degree
Doctorate -Cellular/molecular biology, neuroscienceMinimum Requirements
Candidate(s) must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in cellular/molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, or related fields. Candidate(s) with a M.D., D.O., or D.V.M. and research experience are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidate(s) should have documented research accomplishments, including publications in rigorously peer-reviewed journals on relevant topics. Candidate(s) are expected to have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be capable of working with collaborative teams.Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit a cover letter including specific lab(s) of interest and statement of research interest; a current CV; and the names of three professional references with your application. General applications without an interest in a specific lab(s) will not be considered.Special Instructions
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled.Review of Applications Begins On
03/01/2021Summary of Health Risks
The position may work with or in close proximity to live animals, human/animal tissue and/or blood, viruses/bacteria/pathogens, biohazardous chemicals and materials, radioactive materials, medical sharps/waste, and sharp implements.
The discipline of physiology is uniquely positioned among the biomedical sciences to span the gulf between exploring the most fundamental aspects of biology and the most practical and applied problems of human and animal health. Faculty in the Physiology Department at Michigan State University work to understand how the vast array of molecular and cellular events successfully integrate to define the phenomenon of human existence.
The Physiology Department Mission:
- Identify factors and molecules that promote health and disease.
- Understand mechanisms of disease progression.
- Improve overall human and animal health through identification of novel therapeutic targets and treatments.
- Train future scientists in state of the art physiology concepts & approaches.
The Department of Physiology at Michigan State University embraces diversity in its faculty, students and staff. We are committed to providing an environment that nurtures and values inclusion of different backgrounds, ideas, perspectives and skills. Engaging the unique and diverse contributions of our department members results in innovation and excellence in our research, teaching, service and outreach. We take pride in the strength of our diversity and our ability to work together with respect and equality.
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.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: Feb 11, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 11, 2023 Eastern Standard Time