Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
February 23, 2025
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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 848143 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science Department: Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674 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 long-term goal is to get a holistic understanding of algal metabolism in response to adverse environmental conditions which will aid in improving photosynthetic performance in a in the long term. In the process, we will exploit the fast growing and easily modifiable eukaryotic alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for the characterization of photosynthetic regulation using reverse genetics, genomics and biochemistry.

This position provides the unique opportunity to engage in the scientific and scholarly advancement at an internationally renowned research institution. By taking charge of independent research questions, and by collaborating with and supervising other researchers, the candidate will contribute meaningfully to the laboratory's and research community's accomplishment and collaborative culture. The candidate will design and perform research, apply for independent funding, acquire and analyze data, prepare results for publication and contribute to the general laboratory maintenance and organization. In the process, the candidate will work with other academic and technical staff, and train undergraduate and graduate students.

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 -Plant Biology or related field

Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate has previous experience working with Chlamydomonas, specifically genetics and is enthusiastic about working in a collaborative research environment.

Desired Qualifications

Previous research involving photosynthetic organisms and algal research techniques is desired, as well as a basic understanding of photosynthetic eukaryotes.

Required Application Materials

CV and three referencrs required.

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Advertised: Feb 23, 2023 Eastern Standard Time Applications close: Feb 23, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

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