Research Associate-Fixed Term – East Lansing, MI

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Position Summary

The molecular mechanisms by which plants modulate their growth in response to nutrient deficiency are largely unknown. This position will be filled by hiring a highly motivated person to study how plants (Arabidopsis, selected crops) detect, make sense of, and adapt to various nutrient (phosphorus, nitrogen, and iron) signals. System genetics will be extensively used.   Skills in compiling, analyzing, and summarizing results in preparation for writing reports, manuscripts, and articles for publication and incorporating results into presentations are also required. Duties will also include coordinating with graduate students as needed and overseeing undergraduate students who will be working on these projects. The required  Ph.D. degree must be completed at the time of employment. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant molecular physiology/biochemistry

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. in Plant molecular physiology, biochemistry, or computational biology-related field is required. The Ph.D. must be completed at the time of employment.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


3 Professional References

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