Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan
h3Position Summary/h3 We are seeking a talented post-doc to lead a multi-year study of biochemical and physiological adaptations of maize. This project desires to understand how application of managed variables impact maize physiology to promote stress tolerance and to identify opportunities to improve applications for better growth under environmental challenges.and#160;The incumbent will be responsible for analyses of prenyl-lipids and phenolic compounds, performing RNA-seq experiments, collecting photosynthetic measurements, and other physiological measurements from field-grown and greenhouse-grown maize. The successful candidate will work in the Peter Lundquist lab at MSU''s Department of Biochemistry Molecular Biology, along with PI''s Addie Thompson and Erich Grotewold.and#160; and#160;The position will be initially a one-year appointment at 75% time employment, renewable annually at 100% employment, contingent upon performance and availability of funding. 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 -Plant Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, related field. h3Minimum Requirements/h3 Ph.D. in plant biochemistry, plant physiology, or related field. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Demonstrated experience with metabolite profiling, and/or transmission electron microscopy. Excellent written and oral communication skills. h3Required Application Materials/h3 Curriculum vitae, contact info for two (2) references, cover page describing qualifications h3Special Instructions/h3 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 10/19/2020 h3Website/h3 https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/facultyeter-k-lundquist/ 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.