Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 697015
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Pathobiology Diagnostic Investigat Cvm 10046638
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, Veterinary/Animal Care, Non-Union
Position Summary

The Harrington lab seeks an enthusiastic and motivated post-doctoral researcher. The successful candidate will participate in a research program specializing in aggressive lymphoma and leukemia. More specifically, we study the genetic aberrations and molecular pathways that lead to aggressive B-cell lymphoma, performing comparative studies with both canine and human tissues. Additionally, we conduct investigations surrounding the recently described pre-neoplastic condition clonal hematopoiesis, evaluating its presence in the canine and how it contributes to myeloid leukemia, lymphoma, and other medical conditions. Overall, our lab is interested in propagating the use of the canine as a model of human hematologic malignancies. The candidate will be responsible for designing and executing various benchtop molecular biology assays and analyzing and interpreting the data. Other duties include ordering and setup of laboratory equipment, data presentation in PowerPoint format, ordering supplies, lab organization, reagent preparation, laboratory record-keeping, maintaining and validating equipment, training, and supervising student employees. Importantly, the ideal candidate will be a motivated, enthusiastic, responsible, detail-oriented individual with excellent communication and organizational skills.

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


Minimum Requirements
  • A PhD in cancer biology, or a related field
  • Four + years of hands-on experience in bench research in a laboratory environment
  • Broad understanding of equipment and technologies used in biomedical research
  • Willingness to learn new laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Cooperative, enthusiastic and team-oriented individual with good organizational and troubleshooting skills, attention to detail and thoroughness in record keeping
  • Ability to take initiative in maintaining, and improving lab operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A candidate with experience in bioinformatics will be considered exceptional
Required Application Materials


Cover Letter

Names of 3 references that may be asked to write reference letters

Transcripts or other evidence of training

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled.

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Summary of Health Risks

Position may work with animals, human tissues and blood, sharp implements, and bio-hazardous materials and chemicals.


Department Statement

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Advertised: Mar 30, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Mar 30, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 3/30/2023
Work Type: Full Time