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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Computational Math Sci And Engr Cns 40000838
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training

Position Summary

The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) invites applications from outstanding candidates for fixed term research associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) positions in the broad areas of Computational Modeling and Data Science (

CMSE focuses on the science of algorithm development for addressing problems in STEM disciplines, pushing the boundaries of knowledge through computing.  CMSE has core strengths in the foundations of data science, foundations of scientific computing, inverse problems and imaging, fluids, plasmas and fields, structural biology and omics, and computational material science.


Typically, such a position is for two years and depends on availability of funds. Renewal for the second year is based on a performance evaluation. A third year is possible, subject to funding and satisfactory performance evaluations. 

Michigan State University has been advancing knowledge for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Required Degree

Doctorate-Computational Modeling or Data Science

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D from a STEM discipline with a focus on t he science of algorithms, either Computational Modeling or Data Science .  The Ph.D must be completed at the time of employment.  While exceptional candidates from all areas of computational science will be considered, Postdoctoral Researchers in CMSE are associated to a particular tenure system faculty member.  

Required Application Materials

Applicants must specify an area of focus and faculty they want to work with in the cover letter of their application. Applicants must provide a Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Curriculum Vita, and three references. Applicants must apply through the MSU online system,

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until the positions are filled. General questions regarding the position may be sent to; specific research questions should be sent to the relevant faculty member the applicant is hoping to work with; list of faculty members currently looking to staff post-doctoral positions can be found at   


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