Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
July 25, 2025
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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 882870 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine Department: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Chm 10022586 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

A postdoctoral Research Associate position supported by MSU Strategic Partnership and Global Impact Initiative is available in the laboratory of Dr. Dohun Pyeon (https:// www. at Michigan State University. Our research group is uniquely positioned to carry out basic and translational cancer research using combined approaches with patient specimens, unique mouse models, in vitro cell culture systems, recombinant virus production, genome- wide CRISPR and small molecule screens, and single-cell analyses.

Successful candidates will lead a project to investigate virus-driven cancer immune evasion mechanisms and develop novel cancer immunotherapy by targeting newly discovered immune regulators. Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. degree in a related field along with lead-author publications in top-tier journals, excellent communication and organization skills, and the ability to work independently within a research team. Candidates who pursue an independent career path are highly preferred. Expertise in cancer immunology, drug development, and/or mouse models is also desirable. We will provide a competitive salary at the NIH postdoctoral stipend level, excellent benefits, and one-on-one mentoring for a successful research career.

This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.

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


Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in cancer biology, immunology, cell biology, virology, or related fields and lead-author publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in cancer immunology, genetic/drug screening and development, mouse work, high-resolution microscopy, and/or bioinformatics is desired.

Required Application Materials

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information of three referees.

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Summary of Health Risks

Some projects require working with animals or unfixed animal tissue as well as exposure to human blood, serum, tissue, and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.


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Advertised: Jul 25, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Jul 25, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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