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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Physiology Natural Science 10032668
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Doseff Lab (https://physiology.natsci.msu.edu/directory/faculty/andrea-doseff-ph-d/) in the departments of Physiology and Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University is seeking a research associate (post-doctoral researcher) in the area of Nutritional Immunology. 

A PhD in the areas of Molecular Biology/ Immunology / Biochemistry /Cell Biology / Nutrition and Food Sciences / Physiology / Microbiology / Genetics with strong background in immunology is required. The selected candidate will study the immune-regulatory mechanisms of plant flavonoids in obesity and determine the gene and protein networks that regulate the immune system.

Strong quantitative skills and statistics skills are highly recommended, interest on understanding molecular mechanisms of dietary flavonoids in immune cells are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates with previous experience in nutritional genomics will be highly considered.

Specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to: (1) Design and conduct experiments independently; (2) Develop food formulations with flavonoids; (3) Identify gene and protein signaling networks responsible for the immune-regulatory mechanisms of flavonoids in adipose and immune tissues; (4) Clearly document results and publish peer-reviewed manuscripts. Experience in macrophages and immune system is required. Experience in mouse models of obesity is highly desirable. 

Required Degree

Doctorate -Molecular Biology/ Immunology/ Biochemistry/ Cell Biology/ Nutrition/ Food Sciences/ Microbiology/ Physiology/ Genetics

Minimum Requirements

The candidate must:

  • Hold a Ph.D. Molecular Biology/ Immunology/ Biochemistry/ Cell Biology/ Nutrition/ Food Sciences/ Microbiology/ Physiology/ Genetics
  • Have a strong immunology background.
  • Experience in macrophages and immune system is required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Candidate's familiarity with immune cell function and nutrition/food technology. 
  • Candidate‚Äôs experience with flavonoids is desirable.
  • Candidates with previous experience in nutritional genomics will be highly considered.
  • Experience in mouse models of obesity is highly desirable. 

Required Application Materials

Please submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Names, contact information and e-mail of three references
  • Cover letter explaining your experience, career goals, and interest in the position
  • Up to three relevant publications

Special Instructions

Please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Andrea Doseff (doseffan@msu.edu), for more details.

For information regarding some of our research projects visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=doseff

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Summary of Health Risks

Position may work with human blood/tissues, animals, and bio-hazardous materials.

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