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Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Michigan State University
East Lansing
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Job Details

Job no: 752646
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Ast Prof - Fixed Term

Position Summary

We seek an assistant professor in the field of genomics to join our research initiative on evolutionary and functional genomics, and their applications in invasive species management. Candidates in related areas of biology with documented expertise in genome editing technologies will be considered. The successful applicant will 1) study the genomic regulation of physiology and behavior, including reproduction, metamorphosis, neurobiology, or life history strategies, in sea lamprey and zebrafish, 2) develop and evaluate the efficacy of approaches to generate genetically modified sea lamprey, and 3) oversee the daily operations of a newly constructed facility for fish genome editing. This is a five-year fixed-term position with a good possibility for renewal.


  • Plan and conduct research on genome evolution and function using sea lamprey and zebrafish as the primary model systems.
  • Develop and optimize gene editing techniques and delivery systems for lamprey species.
  • Coordinate research activities of postdoctoral research associates, technicians, and visiting scientists.
  • Advise graduate students.
  • Publish research results and develop research proposals.
  • Engage with sea lamprey research community and control agencies.
  • Provide service to the department, university, and professional community.
  • Encouraged to pursue other research interests within the general framework of genome biology.
  • 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 -genetics, genomics, cell and molecular

    Minimum Requirements

    Ph.D., with postdoctoral training and documented expertise in genome editing technologies.

    Desired Qualifications
  • Skills in bioinformatics and functional genomics.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a strong track record of scientific publication.
  • Experience or interest in working with graduate students and postdoctoral research associates from diverse disciplines and academic backgrounds.
  • Experience working in a diverse environment and in programs designed to promote inclusion.
  • Experience seeking extramural funding.
  • Required Application Materials

    (1) CV

    (2) Cover letter

    (3) Statement of research interests

    (4) List of three references 

    (5) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement: A statement of research philosophy that highlights your alignment with our desired qualifications and/or a summary of your experience with diversity in your research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence.

    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: of Applications Begins On



    Department Statement

    The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife was established in 1950 with faculty drawn from several different units. Since that time, both the faculty and the issues of importance in fisheries and wildlife have changed significantly. Our Mission, Vision, and Values build on our core strengths and prepare us for continuing change in societal needs, scientific understanding, and educational priorities. Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement. We believe a diverse, inclusive working and learning environment enriches the department and fosters innovation in teaching, research, and engagement with partners and the public.

    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: Dec 20, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Dec 19, 2022 Eastern Standard Time


    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.

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    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.

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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
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