Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 702230
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, Non-Union
Position Summary

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Soboll Hussey’s laboratory within the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation at MSU. This position requires a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in infectious disease. A veterinary degree or equivalent is desired but not a requirement. The research focus is on immunology, particularly resistance to infectious disease, vaccine development, and herpesvirus studies. Experience with BAC mutagenesis is desired. The individual will interact with clinical sciences researchers as well as with collaborators on this project both nationally and internationally and will receive mentoring in infectious respiratory disease and immunology. The successful applicant will work on epithelial cell culture models and study immune responses to FHV-1 viruses and deletion mutants in addition to canine respiratory viruses. The ability to work independently on challenging problems, good interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work productively in a happy and highly motivated group is important.

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 -Infectious Disease

Minimum Requirements

This position requires a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in infectious disease.

Experience in a majority of the following areas is required:

    Tissue culture techniques for mammalian cell culture including sterile technique, media preparation, maintenance of primary cell lines, lymphocyte isolation, and proliferation techniques, and cryopreservation of cells.Preparation of samples for flow cytometry, and cytometric assays.Molecular biological techniques including DNA/RNA isolation, real-time PCR, sequencing.Basic virological methods, specifically experience in working with herpesviruses and Bac mutagenesis.Standard immunological assays including ELISA, Western Blotting, Chemotaxis assays, and protein electrophoresis.Tissue collection and processing post-euthanasia.Histological analysis

Desired Qualifications

A veterinary degree or equivalent is desired but not a requirement.

Required Application Materials

Submit a CV, transcripts of education cover letter and contacts of three references.

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Summary of Physical Demands

Lifting up to 50lbs- picking up boxes of ordered material(s) and loading them onto a cart to bring to the lab.

Pushing/Pulling said materials on a cart to the lab on a flat surface.

Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to lead, chemotherapy, formaldehyde, asbestos, etc.


Department Statement

The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) of the College and the Veterinary Profession. Candidates are asked to identify their strengths, experiences, and plans in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in a DEI statement.

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: May 4, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 4, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 5/5/2021
Application Due: 7/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time