Research Associate-Fixed Term
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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat
Department: Animal Science Department Anr 10002063
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Agriculture, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%),
The Department of Animal Sciences at Michigan State University is seeking a
postdoctoral research associate to work on the quantitative genetics of feed
efficiency, including the use of data from sensors to predict feed intakes on
individual cows. A major focus of this position will be to help collate data
from multiple project collaborators and help develop statistical and data
mining tools to improve the accuracy of genomic predictions of feed efficiency
in US dairy cattle and to help farms make culling decisions to improve feed
efficiency. The position is initially for one year renewable annually
contingent on performance and availability of funding. The starting date is
flexible but preferably shortly after March 1, 2022. Review of applications
will start immediately, and the position will remain open until a suitable
candidate is found. Salary is commensurate with experience plus benefits.
This position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on
performance, with a possibility of an extension based on the availability of
Specific Position Duties
Work with large heterogeneous datasets deriving from multiple collaborators.
Develop methods and computer programs to conduct data analyses
Regularly discuss research ideas and analyses with collaborators
Have the primary responsibility for writing scientific publications.
Present results at national and international scientific meetings
Write grant applications to major funding agencies
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.
Doctorate -animal Breeding and Genetics, Statistics
PhD in relevant scientific area including Animal Breeding and Genetics,
Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Data Science or related area.
Experience in computer programming, particularly R and C or C++ or FORTRAN
with the ability to communicate with databases and to handle large data
A strong record of achievement as demonstrated by journal publications.
Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with industry
High level of understanding of quantitative genetics and its role in
animal improvement programs.
Ability to work independently but also as a team player
A strong work ethic and a commitment to becoming an independent scientist
Excellent skills in scientific writing
Required Application Materials
1 page description of research experience as well as qualifications and
interest in this position
CV including prior positions, publications and technical expertise
Contact information of three references who may be contacted
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be
vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:
https: // msu.edu/together-we-will/
For more information about this position, please contact Rob Tempelman
Review of Applications Begins On
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world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships
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Advertised: Jan 6, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 6, 2024 Eastern Standard Time