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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Institute for Quantitative Health 40001033
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

A Research Associate (postdoctoral fellow) position is available in the Gilad Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) at Michigan State University. The Department of BME offers a unique environment for performing state-of-the-art research with many of the top scientists in the field.

Research project focus:

  • Developing novel algorithms for in silico protein and enzyme evolution 
  • De novo design of proteins and peptides based on desired function
  • Validation in biological systems

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, give presentations about research, write papers and provide progress reports, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.

Review of applications begins on November 25, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics/Computer S

Minimum Requirements

PhD or equivalent degree in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or computer sciences are welcome to apply.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with one or more of the following skills is an advantage:

  • Computational biology
  • Protein engineering and Modeling
  • Coding and programming languages
  • Cloning and expression

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references.

Special Instructions

For more information, please visit Dr. Gilad's website: 

Review of Applications Begins On


Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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