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Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Position Summary/h3 The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences invites applications from outstanding candidates for a fixed term Research Associate position in the area of plant microbiome research, mycology and microbiology. Responsibilities will include: Conducting field work and#160;at the Kellogg Biological Station and/or greenhouse work with plant- or soil- associated microbiomes (fungi and bacteria). Culturing and preservation of fungi, bacteria and oomycetes. Presenting research at professional meetings. and#160;and#160;Bioinformatic and statistical analyses of field data and publication of research conducted. Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Exceptional candidates from all areas of Mycology, microbial ecology, and plant pathology will be considered. h3Equal Employment Opportunity Statement/h3 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. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate - Mycology, Plant Pathology, Microbial ec h3Minimum Requirements/h3 Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mycology, Plant Pathology,and#160; Microbiology, or agriculture-related field.and#160; The Ph.D. must be completed at the time of employment. h3Required Application Materials/h3 liCover letter specifying area of focus/li liResearch Statement/li liContact information for three professional references/li liCurriculum Vitaand#160;/li /ul h3Special Instructions/h3 Applicants must apply through the MSU online system, a href="http://careers.msu.edu/"http://careers.msu.edu//a, posting number 676055. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 10/26/2020 h3Website/h3 psm.msu.edu h3Department Statement/h3 MSU has a vibrant plant science community comprising of more than 150 faculty members conducting a wide range of plant research spanning the lab-to-field continuum in both natural and agricultural ecosystems. PSM is a multi-disciplinary department with faculty appointed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR; a href="http://www.canr.msu.edu/"http://www.canr.msu.edu//a). h3MSU Statement/h3 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.