Research Associate in Plant Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Michigan State University College of Natural Science

United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

Research will focus on the biology of carbonic anhydrases on photosynthesis, using multidisciplinary approaches, including proteomics, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genomics and advanced live-cell imaging. We are interested in identifying and characterizing carbonic anhydrases and ancillary proteins necessary for photosynthesis of land plants. The successful candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment in the MSU DOE-Plant Research Lab and will carry out research with mutants of the model species Arabidopsis thaliana that we have isolated in our lab.

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 -Plant Biology, Cellular & Molecuar Biolo

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D., a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and a strong background in cellular and molecular biology.  Specialties: Cell Biology - Molecular Biology/Gene Regulation; Photosynthesis.
Other Specialties: Biochemistry, Genetics, Proteomics

Desired Qualifications

Experience in Arabidopisis genomics is essential. Experience with photosynthesis and stress responses is desiderable. 

Required Application Materials

Please submit a brief description of research experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr Federica Brandizzi (E-mail:

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Advertised: Jan 12, 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Jan 11, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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