Specialist - Research-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
April 07, 2025
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Contract Type:12 month fixed-term
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Specialist - Research-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 854830 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science Department: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Cns 10032586 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

We are seeking two Research Specialists to be responsible for biological sequence analysis, function prediction, and polypeptide discovery using the IDSeq platform. The IDSeq platform is a novel, fast, bioinformatic function prediction tool that uses multiple-sequence-alignments to predict function, with accuracy exceeding standard Machine Learning tools and without the need of modeling or training, developed in the PI lab. The candidates will work on either predicting drug resistance to existing protease inhibitors and reverse transcriptase inhibitors from sequence data, or finding novel polypeptide CEST contrast agents using different search methods using IDSeq as the fitness function.

Candidates will be expected to lead sequence data acquisition, data curation, and data analysis on high-performance compute clusters. Positions may be remote if desired.

These positions are 12 month fixed-term positions with full benefits and no guarantee of reappointment, but a chance to become an employee of a startup founded using the results of this research.

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

Must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field and be proficient in C++ and in information theory. Must be an expert in digital evolution.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a CV, cover letter, statement of personal objectives, and contact information for three references.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


https: // mmg.natsci.msu.edu/

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: Apr 7, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Apr 7, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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