Research Associate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Chm 10022586
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is seeking a Research Associate (Post-Doc) to work in the laboratory of Dr. Kefei Yu.  We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to carry out NIH-funded projects that study the mechanisms of antigen receptor gene diversification processes, maturation of broad neutralization antibodies against viral infection, and DNA repair mechanisms associated genetic rearrangements in lymphocytes. A combination of approaches, including biochemistry, cell biology and animal models will be utilized.                                                                                        

This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position that will begin after a suitable candidate is identified with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -molecular biology or related field

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in molecular biology or related field is required.   

Desired Qualifications

  • Desired qualifications include expertise in protein biochemistry and molecular and cell biology.
  • Previous experience in Bioinformatics are preferred, but not required.

Required Application Materials

Please submit an application and the following materials:

  • Cover letter explaining scientific interests, qualifications, career goals and prior research achievements
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information of three referees

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Summary of Health Risks

Some projects will involve working with human cell lines and with mice and unfixed mouse tissues.


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Advertised: Apr 17, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Apr 17, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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