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

h3Position Summary/h3 A Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) position is available in the Translational NanoImmunoEngineering (T-NIE) lab of Dr. Bryan Smith in the Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) at Michigan State University. The BME department in IQ offers a unique environment for performing state-of-the-art research with many top scientists in the field, using advanced facilities. The Smith Laboratory is working at the interface of nanoengineering, immunology, and imaging to develop new strategies to therapeutically manipulate and visualize the immune system in living subjects. We develop novel nano-immunoimaging and nano-immunotherapy platforms employing a variety of emin vivo /emexperimental and computational approaches. The following publications show recent examples of our work in top journals: a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-019-0619-3"https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-019-0619-3/a (Journal cover: Feb, 2020) a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nnano.2014.62"https://www.nature.com/articles/nnano.2014.62/a a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/articleii/S1369702120300985"https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/articleii/S1369702120300985/a a href="https:/ubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01202"https:/ubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01202/a We currently seek candidates well-trained in immunology and the biological sciences, preferably with exposure and knowledge in nanomedicine. Projects in the lab include: liand#160;Development of selective innate nano-immunotherapies/li liand#160;Immunoimaging approaches using nanomaterials based on magnetic, nuclear, and optical imaging modalities/li liand#160;Intracellular emin vivo /emnanomechanics of diseased and immune cells/li /ul The successful candidate will also be expected to stay current on relevant literature related to the research projects (particularly immunology and nanomedicine), write manuscripts and funding applications such as fellowships, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. Job duties include but are not limited to: liand#160;Performing laboratory work: cell culture, animal handling, high-dimensional flow cytometry, biochemical assays, other immunological assays (e.g., cytokine, differentiation/activation, and T cell response assays), handling biological characterization of nanomaterials, and microscopy, including work with mouse models/li liand#160;emIn vivo /emimaging of immunological/nano interactions in mouse models/li liand#160;Data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation./li liand#160;Operating and maintaining scientific instruments./li liand#160;Maintaining lab notebook and protocols./li /ul The Smith Lab recently transitioned from Stanford University School of Medicine and is now operational at MSU. This position is a 12-month fixed term appointment. Renewal of position is based on funding and performance. Review of applications begins on October 15, 2020 and will remain open until filled. 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 h3Minimum Requirements/h3 liA PhD or MD/PhD in immunology, biomedical engineering, or a related field./li liExpe