Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan
h3Position Summary/h3 Dr. Min-Hao Kuo, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, seeks a research associate to work on his project thatand#160;focuses on Alzheimer''s disease drug discovery using aggregation of hyperphosphorylated tau as the target. The overall research involves hyperphosphorylated tau protein preparation, in vitro drug screen and verification, using both biochemical and cell-based means. Required expertise include recombinant protein expression and purification, high-throughput screen assay establishment and execution, as well as subsequent secondary and orthogonal assays for verification. In addition, ability to perform mammalian tissue culture and cellular viability tests are expected. Excellent English writing and communication skills are required. Description of duties: Independent planning, execution, and interpretation of experiments; regular communication with the PI; collaborating with other members in the lab on this project; mentoring graduate and undergraduate trainees; writing manuscripts for research products. 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- Biochemistry or related h3Minimum Requirements/h3 PhD with extensive experiences in (1) quantitative examination of protein amyloidogenesis and fibrillogenesis, (2) recombinant protein expression and purification, (3) molecular cloning, (4) kinetic and statistical analysis of protein folding, and (5) high-throughput screening for drug discovery. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Excellent communication (oral and writing) skills in English. h3Required Application Materials/h3 Curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled. h3Website/h3 https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/faculty/min-hao-kuo/ 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.