Research Associate-Fixed Term

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 721047
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Radiology Human Medicine 10022711
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

Precision Health Program (PHP) at Michigan State University has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow position in the area of cancer biology in application to the role of non-coding RNAs and their connection to cancer stem cells. Successful candidate will be part of vigorous program performing cutting edge research in the area of nanooncology focusing on fast growing and metastatic cancers and development of novel image-guided therapies.

Specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Perform studies establishing connections between oncogenic miRNA and cancer stem cells and their role in cancer initiation and progression;
  • Investigate pathways and modulators of these connection and devise strategies to regulate them to arrest/regress tumor growth;
  • Collaborate with other members of the program and participate in team work towards devising image-guided therapies;
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.
  • This position is a 12-month fixed-term appointment. Renewal of position is based on funding and performance.

    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, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Degree

    Doctorate -Biology/Chemistry/Biomedical Sciences

    Minimum Requirements
    • PhD or equivalent degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Biomedical Sciences
    Desired Qualifications
    • Candidates with a background in stem cell biology or similar experience are welcome to apply.
    • Experience with in vivo animal imaging is an advantage.
    Required Application Materials

    Please submit a cover letter, CV and three names and contact information of references.

    Review of Applications Begins On

    08/11/2021

    Summary of Health Risks

    -Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.

    -Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

    Website

    HTTPS://PRECISIONHEALTH.MSU.EDU/

    Department Statement

    The Precision Health Program at MSU’s College of Human Medicine is a newly established, innovative, and university-wide initiative aimed at shifting the paradigm of healthcare ecosystem from reactive to proactive. The world-renowned researchers involved in the Precision Health Program at MSU function at the forefront of (bio)medical discoveries focusing on prediction, prevention, and early detection of devastating diseases. The central goals of the Precision Health Program are to successfully translate new therapies from bench discoveries to patients and to train the next generation of precision health scientists.

    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 28, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jul 28, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

    Organization

    Working at Michigan State University 

    Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

    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.

    We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

    The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

    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.

    Top Distinctions

    U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

    • 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

    Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

    Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

     

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