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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Research will focus on the biology of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), using multidisciplinary approaches, including proteomics, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genomics and advanced live-cell imaging. We are interested in identifying and characterizing proteins necessary for the functional homeostasis of the ER. We are particularly interested in the unfolded protein response (UPR), a conserved signaling pathway that is activated when misfolded proteins accumulate in the ER. The post-doc research associate will participate multiple research projects on the plant UPR using the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana. The post-doc research associate will be responsible for designing and performing experiments, analyzing data, helping with manuscript and grant preparation, overseeing and training other lab personnel.

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 -Cell Biology - Molecular Biology/Gene Re

Minimum Requirements

Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D., a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and a strong background in cellular and molecular biology. Experience in Arabidopsis genomics is essential.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with the plant secretory pathway and stress responses is desirable.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a brief description of research experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr Federica Brandizzi (E-mail:

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