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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098
Salary: 47484.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

MSU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a Research Associate to conduct research on engineering of terpene biosynthesis in heterologous production hosts.  The research associate will join the Bjoern Hamberger lab team. 

Duties include generation of constructs for transient heterologous expression and evaluation of terpene biosynthetic pathways; analysis of transgenic lines by GC- and LC-MS.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, o

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field. Excellent communication; strong molecular biology or plant biochemistry skills.


Desired Qualifications

Experience in metabolic engineering and heterologous expression with focus on transient expression in Nicotiana benthamiana for functional screening and stable generation of yeast lines for production, is preferred.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter stating research interests, CV, and contact information for three references.


Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin upon posting and continue until the position is filled.

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