Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
July 20, 2025
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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 881455 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science Department: Plant Biology Cns 10032114 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 Lowry Lab in the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will conduct DOE- funded research on field and genomic datasets that have been collected from large switchgrass experiments over the past decade. Switchgrass is a native North American plant that is ideal for studies of climate adaptation and is being improved through breeding for the future Bioeconomy (Biofuels and Bioproducts). Responsibilities will primarily include conducting statistical/genomic analyses and leading the writing of manuscripts. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to work collaboratively with members of the Lowry Lab at Michigan State University, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as technicians, to carry out this research. The successful applicant will also be expected to attend meetings of the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and MSU Plant Resilience Institute as well as participate in the annual switchgrass harvest in Michigan.

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 -Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics

Minimum Requirements

A PhD in a field related to Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Evolution, and/or Plant Biology is required at the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Remote Sensing, and/or Quantitative/Population Genetics.

General interest and understanding of evolution, genetics, and plant biology.

Some experience working in the field and/or laboratory with plants.

Required Application Materials

To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position, and a list of three references with contact information.

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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 20, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Jul 20, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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