Research Associate-Fixed Term

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

 

Job no: 718685
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Institute for Quantitative Health 40001033
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

The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan State University is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates in the Jinxing Li Lab (http://www.lab-li.com/). The Li Lab focuses on creating miniaturized biosensors and medical robots for disease diagnostics and treatment. Our lab is based in the brand-new IQ/Bioengineering Building. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge biomedical technologies, learn new skills, and be part of an enjoyable workplace. Candidates from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Build engineering solutions to solve the problems in biology and medicine
  • Collaborate with researchers across different disciplines and institutions
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab
  • Present findings and data in lab meetings, publications, and presentations
  • Purchase, setting up, and maintaining equipment necessary to conduct research.

This position is a 12-month fixed-term appointment. Renewal of position is based on funding and performance.

Review of applications begins on July 28, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. This position is immediately available.

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

Minimum Requirements

Degree in Biomedical/Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical/Materials Engineering, Biology, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Medicine, or related field.

Desired Qualifications

Research experience in the following related fields is preferred:

  • neuroscience and neuroengineering,
  • robotics,
  • cell and tissue biology,
  • micro/nanofabrication,
  • wireless electronics and integrated electronics,
  • drug delivery,
  • microbiology,
  • soft materials, or
  • electrochemistry.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a recent CV, a short cover letter or paragraph explaining your interest in the position, names and contact information of five references who can attest to your accomplishments and your potential as a scientist.

Special Instructions

For more information, please view Dr. Li's website:

http://www.lab-li.com/

For questions regarding this position, contact Jinxing Li ([email protected]).

Review of Applications Begins On

07/28/2021

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://iq.msu.edu/

Department Statement

The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural science. We have recruited faculty from some of the top academic centers around the world. They collaborate across disciplines to push the envelope of biomedical research, solving some of the most pressing problems in medicine with smart engineering solutions.

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 21, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 21, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

 

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Working at Michigan State University 

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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.

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

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