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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Biology Cns 10032114
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

This position will work with Dr. Ding in the development of imaging techniques using Atomic Force Microscopy, single molecule spectroscopy and Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy for in vivo and in situ characterization of plant cell walls, biomass degradation enzymes and microbes.

This position is available for one year with possible renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Rrequires a Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or related field. Hans-on experience in lasers, optics and spectroscopy.  Proficiency with software tools like Matlab, Labview, and other computation tools for image analysis.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in imaging biomaterials, such as plant cell walls, or living tissue or cells.


Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a statement of research accomplishments and interests, current CV, and names of three references.

Special Instructions

Questions should be directed to Dr. Shi-You Ding (


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