Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan
h3Position Summary/h3 A Research Associate (Post-Doc) position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Neal Hammer in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Geneticsand#160;at Michigan State University.and#160; We seek a passionate post-doctoral associate that will work towards increasing our knowledge of the mechanisms the important human pathogen emStaphylococcus aureus/em utilizes to acquire nutrient sulfur during infection. The project will use genetic, biochemical, and#8216;omicsand#8217;-based technologies, and animal models of infection to discover underlying mechanisms that promote acquisition of this essential element emin vivo/em. Applicants should have a PhD degreeand#160;in the area of microbiology/immunology/molecular biology or a related field and have a strong background in genetics. Strong quantitative and communication skills are required. The applicant is expected to design and conduct experiments independently and clearly document results for use in presentations, manuscripts and grant applications. Experience with BSL2 pathogens, animal models of infection and husbandry, mass spectrometry, and mammalian genetics are desirable but not required. This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available 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 -Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or related field. h3Minimum Requirements/h3 Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree(s) in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or related field. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Experience in bacterial genetics and metabolism, animal models of bacterial infection and molecular biology. and#160; h3Required Application Materials/h3 Interested applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their scientific interests, qualifications, career goals and a description of prior research, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 10/16/2020 h3Summary of Health Risks/h3 Health risks associated with this position may include: style="list-style-type: disc" liWork with Biosafety level 2 pathogens/li liWork with animals or unfixed animal tissue/li liRisks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety/li /ul h3Website/h3 https://mmg.natsci.msu.edu/ 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.