Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 692831
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 49000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
Position Summary

The ideal candidate for this Research Associate position is one that has a PhD with extensive experience (either as part of the PhD or afterwards) in tomato research, in particular tomato genetics, molecular biology and transformation. The candidate is also expected to work in other plants, and prior experience in the profiling of small molecules and their analysis by mass spectrometry is essential. The project will involve elucidating the regulatory processes associated with the control of ovule development in tomato and of lipids in other plants.

The position involves 80% research, 15% mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and 5% of participation in conferences and other activities associated with enhancing the candidate’s academic formation.

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 -Plant Sciences, Genetics or Molecular Biology

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Plant Sciences, Genetics or Molecular Biology

Experience profiling small molecules and analysis by mass spectrometry.

Desired Qualifications

Extensive experience in tomato research, genetics, molecular biology and transformation.

Required Application Materials

CV, names and contact information for three professional references.


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Advertised: Feb 17, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 3, 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time