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

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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Department:Pharmacology Toxicology 10034646

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Lee lab in Pharmacology & Toxicology at Michigan State University is seeking of a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to work on an exciting area in lipid and health. The Lee Lab focuses on designing new molecular probes and using the state-of-the-art instrumentations to study the signaling mechanism of lipid metabolites on human health.

The postdoctoral researcher will primarily work on the development of a novel analytical method for global metabolomic profiling of different treatment groups and identify novel bioactive metabolites using different type of mass spectrometry. In addition, the researcher will also be involved in the identification and separation of protein target(s) tagged by molecular probe(s). The candidate will also assist in experiments planning and data collection and analyses, as well as train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will be responsible to publish results and will assist in grant preparation.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biological / Biochemistry related

Minimum Requirements

  • A Ph.D. in biological science (Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, or biochemistry related field) with strong background in analytical chemistry, global metabolomic profiling and protein mass spectrometry.

  • Proficient English writing and communication skills.

  • Productivity will be determined by peer-reviewed publications in the international scientific journals

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in preparative and analytical HPLC purification is desirable

  • Experience in protein tagging is highly desirable

  • Experience in protein purification

  • Expertise in identifying and characterizing proteins are highly preferable.

  • Willingness to work with radioactive compounds.

  • Ability to independently solve the scientific problem and design and conduct experiment.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue

Advertised:May 21, 2018Eastern Daylight Time