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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job no: 716682
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Biology Cns 10032114
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 50000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Agriculture, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

Responsibilities will include the analysis of RNA-seq data across growth stages of fungal species, comparative analysis of gene expression, and functional analysis of genes using knockout technologies. This is part of larger joint project multiple collaborating labs to examine the evolution of spore germination and initial growth in fungi with different host preferences. Timely interpretation, presentation and publication of data is expected. The position is available for one year with renewal up to two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. Desired start date is as soon as possible.

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 -Microbiology, Genetics or Related Field

Minimum Requirements

Experience with filamentous fungi is essential. PhD in Microbiology, Genetics or related field completed within the last 2 years. Experience with growth and manipulation of Epichloe or closely related species is required.

Desired Qualifications

Competitive candidates will have training in bioinformatics and/or molecular biology of filamentous fungi. A strong work ethic with excellent interpersonal skills, strong quantitative, written, verbal communication skills, and a publication record commensurate with time since degree completion are preferred.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a CV, including interests and experience.

Special Instructions

Contact Dr. Frances Trail at [email protected] for questions about this position.

Review of applications will begin on July 26, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Department Statement

The Department of Plant Biology strives to provide the world with a program of excellence in the fundamental plant sciences by fostering innovative research and teaching that encompasses and integrates all levels of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. Our success lies in encouraging diverse perspectives and approaches to science and in our commitment to leading on the path towards diversity, equity and inclusion within our community.

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: Jul 12, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 12, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


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Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

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Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

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  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

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