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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Translation Science & Molecular Med 40000320
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Research/Scientific

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor

Position Summary

The College of Human Medicine of Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a scientist at any rank to join their Parkinson’s disease (PD) research group. The PD research group currently focuses on mechanisms of neurodegeneration, including neuroinflammation and alpha-synuclein biology, with established programs utilizing cell and animal models of PD and levodopa-induced dyskinesias, gene therapy, repurposing drugs and epigenetic contributors to degeneration. The PD research group is housed within the Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine(TSMM) which also hosts an Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and traumatic brain injury research group.  Mid-career and senior candidates should be nationally recognized thought leaders with a successful active funding history, and a track record of team-based, collaborative research.  Junior candidates should have a strong record of publications and a record of extramural funding matching with their career experience to date. The candidate will be expected to participate in mentoring and instruction of students in MSU graduate training programs and work with existing faculty to broaden and enhance the vision for PD research at MSU.  MSU offers an extremely competitive salary, benefits and start-up package.   

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

The position requires a PhD or equivalent with arecord of scholarship and extramural funding in Parkinson’s disease research commensurate with experience.  Dedication to mentoring students/fellows should be evident.  The scope of the candidate’s research program should demonstrate a strong commitment to translational efforts bridging basic science discoveries with clinical application. An established track record of participating in multidisciplinary team-based collaborations is essential. 

Desired Qualifications

Expertise and a strong track record in researchrelated to aging, Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders.  Knowledge of and/or a track record of work inother neurodegenerative disease including but not limited to Alzheimer’sdisease, traumatic brain injury, Huntington’s disease and amyotrophic lateralsclerosis.  

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter, contact information for referees

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 11, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue

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