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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 694813
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Biology Cns 10032114
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 48671.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

These activities are part of an NSF-funded project to functionally characterize the circadian clock and to determine the genetic architecture of circadian period heterogeneity among potatoes. The position will involve the characterization of circadian controlled physiological responses in different potato species. Ample opportunities for interactions and collaborations with physiologists, molecular biologists, bioinformaticists, genomicists, geneticists, and breeders exist that will provide broad exposure to disciplines relevant in physiology, molecular biology, genetics and genomics. The Farré lab provides a robust training environment for postdoctoral associates seeking careers in academia and industry and applicants interested in a dynamic, positive research experience are especially encouraged to apply. 

MSU provides competitive salary and excellent benefits for postdoctoral associates. Starting salary will be $48,671. The position is a one-year initial appointment with potential extension up to one year. Desired start date is July 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology

Minimum Requirements

Broadly trained in plant biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology and genetics. 

Desired Qualifications

Competitive candidates will be broadly trained in plant biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology and genetics. A research background in the plant sciences with a publication record showing productivity is preferred. Demonstrated leadership in research desired. Demonstrated critical assessment skills essential. Ability to communicate and demonstrate in-depth knowledge on subject matter is required. Strong inter-personal and team work skills required.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a CV, a 1-page statement of research experience and interest, and a list of three references with contact information

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on April 15th and continue until filled. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Farre at farre “at” msu dot edu.

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Department Statement

The Department of Plant Biology strives to provide the world with a program of excellence in the fundamental plant sciences by fostering innovative research and teaching that encompasses and integrates all levels of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. Our success lies in encouraging diverse perspectives and approaches to science and in our commitment to leading on the path towards diversity, equity and inclusion within our community.

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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