Research Associate-Fixed Term
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Job no: 744015
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Animal Science Department Anr 10002063
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
Working/Functional Title

Research Associate-Fixed Term-Wen Huang

Position Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in quantitative genetics and genomics at Michigan State University in the laboratory of Dr. Wen Huang. Our laboratory is broadly interested in the genetics of complex quantitative traits using Drosophila and livestock animals as models. Laboratory approaches include classical genetics, molecular biology, genomics, statistics, and bioinformatics therefore trainees are expected to receive training in these areas.

This position invites applications from candidates with background in experimental and/or quantitative biology. Candidates with a recent Ph.D. and experience in Drosophila genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics are strongly encouraged to apply. Potential projects include mapping developmental and environmental regulatory variation at single cell and single base resolution, development of massively parallel assays to assess effects of regulatory variation, experimental evolution under different diets, development and application of statistical methods for explaining and predicting quantitative trait variation. Postdocs are also encouraged to propose projects that fit their own interest and align with directions of the lab. This position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on performance and the availability of funding.

Specific Position Duties

Research (100%)

  • Design and perform experiments using appropriate advanced biomedical research techniques
  • Analyze and interpret research data, write research papers, and present research results at meetings
  • Assist the principal investigator and receive professional training in proposal writing and laboratory management

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.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics

Minimum Requirements

PhD in relevant scientific area including Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Ability to work independently but also a team player

A strong work ethic and a commitment to becoming an independent scientist

Excellent skills in scientific writing

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with a recent Ph.D. and experience in Drosophila genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics

Experience in molecular biology, genetics. Experience in next generation sequencing library preparation is desired.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter which includes brief description (not more than 500 words) describing your current research

Most recent CV

Names, positions, and contact information of three references who may be contacted should the department request including one from your most recent research advisor.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: of Applications Begins On



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: Nov 9, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 9, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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