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

h3Position Summary/h3 The Sempere Lab in the Precision Health Program at Michigan State University is seeking a Research Associate (postdoctoral fellow) to lead specific components of our translational cancer research program with a focus non-coding RNAs. The Sempere Lab investigates various aspects of the pathophysiology of the breast and pancreas using a multi-disciplinary approach, including molecular biology and cellular biology studies to identify microRNA functions and targets, to genetic engineering of animal models of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer to assess microRNA role within specific cellular compartments of tumor microenvironment, and molecular pathology with innovative human tissue-based multiplex ISH/IHC assays to implement diagnostics applications for microRNA biomarkers in a in clinical setting. The successful candidate will be expected to: liConduct in vitro culture studies manipulating microRNA activity./li liConduct molecular biology assays and expression analysis in tissue and cell samples to characterize microRNA expression and function in pre-clinical models of cancer and clinical specimens./li liCharacterize novel CRISPR-generated rodent (mouse and rat) models of cancer./li liDeliver viral particles or nanoparticles to modulate microRNA activity in genetically-induced in vivo models./li liConduct independent laboratory research and mentor students in a team environment./li liWrite manuscripts and grant proposals./li /ul Review of applications begins on April 1, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate -Genetics/Molecular Biology/Biomedical Sc h3Minimum Requirements/h3 PhD or equivalent degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences or similar field. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 style="list-style-type: disc" liGood oral and written communication./li liGood organizational skills; attention to detail and thoroughness in record keeping./li liExpertise on microRNA methodologies and microRNA biology is an asset./li liExperience working with viral delivery systems (e.g. lentivirus, adenovirus) and/or rodent (mice and/or rats) model of cancer would be an asset./li /ul h3Required Application Materials/h3 Applicants must submit a detailed resume or CV, a cover letter outlining their research interests and how these factors fit with current research in the Sempere Lab, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. h3Special Instructions/h3 Please visit a href="https://iq.msu.edu/researchrecision-health.html"https://iq.msu.edu/researchrecision-health.html/a and a href="https://iq.msu.edu/community/investigators/lorenzo-sempere.html"https://iq.msu.edu/community/investigators/lorenzo-sempere.html/a for more information about the Precision Health Program and the Sempere Lab. h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 04/01/2019 h3Summary of Health Risks/h3 -Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions. -Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue. h3Website/h3 https://iq.msu.edu/researchrecision-health.html 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 20