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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 ( in the departments of Physiology and Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University is seeking a research associate (post-doctoral researcher).

A PhD in the areas of Molecular Biology/ Immunology / Biochemistry /Cell Biology with strong background in immunology is required. The selected candidate will study the immune-regulatory mechanisms of plant flavonoids in macrophage-tumor cell interaction, their role in tumor progression and metastasis.

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

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biomedical Sciences

Minimum Requirements

The candidate must:

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

Desired Qualifications

  • Candidate's familiarity with nutrition/flavonoids is desirable but not essential.
  • Candidate‚Äôs experience with RNASeq data is highly desirable.
  • Experience in mouse models of cancer and RNASeq 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 (, for more details.

For information regarding some of our research projects visit

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

Summary of Health Risks

Position will work with human tissues, animals, and bio-hazardous agents.

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