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

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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

There is postdoctoral position available in the Walker Lab at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University. This postdoc is part of ongoing efforts to discover the critical role of photorespiration in plant energy use and central metabolism. This position will focus specifically on how photorespiration impacts, regulates and is regulated by upstream energy-harvesting processes including linear and cyclic electron flux. The ideal candidate should have experience using spectroscopy to probe the biophysics of photosynthesis and be willing to use biochemical approaches to probe enzyme regulation. The positions are available immediately and for one year from date of hire with the possibility of extension.

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 -Biochemistry, chemistry, or a related field

Minimum Requirements

Experience in spectroscopy, biophysics and plant gas exchange.

Desired Qualifications

Biochemical approaches to probe enzyme regulation and post-translational modification, coding in python or R

Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should send aCurriculum Vitaewith a description of scientific interests, career goals and the names of at least 2 referees.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. For additional questions please contact Dr. Berkley Walker (berkley@msu.edu).

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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:Dec 8, 2020Eastern Standard Time