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Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in Grand Rapids, Michigan

h3Position Summary/h3 The Williams Lab in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center is seeking to hire a (Postdoctoral) Research Associate. The goal of our research is to determine the role of neurodevelopmental disorder candidate genes (such as those implicated in autism, intellectual disability, and epilepsy) in synapse formation and function. We specialize in the development and application of viral and transgenic tools to understand the molecular mechanisms of synapse development. Therefore, this position can offer training in diverse techniques such as cloning, biochemistry, and microscopy; or the opportunity to develop further specialized expertise in electrophysiology. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate -Neurology, biology, biochemistry, or a related field. h3Minimum Requirements/h3 Candidate must possess a terminal degree (PhD or equivalent) to be eligible for consideration. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Researchers with three (3) or more years'' experience with path-clamp electrophysiology using mouse brain slice preparations are preferred. h3Required Application Materials/h3 liCV/li liCover letter/li liNames and contact information for three (3) references (references will not be contacted without first notifying the applicant)/li /ul h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 03/26/2019 h3Summary of Health Risks/h3 Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue. h3Website/h3 http:/hd.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.