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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 698822
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Animal Science Department Anr 10002063
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 48671.00-50000.00 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

A post-doctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yuan Wang in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. The Wang Lab’s research focuses on understanding the regulatory pathways that govern germ cell development to eventually improve mammalian reproductive health ( The Wang Lab is located at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building, a new biomedical research facility on the beautiful East Lansing campus with a group of leading scientists working collaboratively across broad disciplines. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to  work on   multiple projects to gain  experience in stem cell differentiation, mammalian embryonic development, and spermatogenesis.

MSU provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits for the position.

The position is for a minimum term of one year with the expectation of renewal based on funding and performance.

Specific Position Duties 

Research (100%)

  • Perform experiments using advanced molecular, cellular and mouse genetic research techniques to unveil key regulators in stem cell differentiation and mammalian germ cell development
  • Have the primary responsibility for analyzing data and writing scientific publications 
  • Present the results at national and international scientific meetings


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 -Biological Sciences related disciplines

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in Biological Sciences related disciplines (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or Developmental Biology)
  • Experience in molecular and cell biology research (please refer to desired skills below)
  • Knowledge in germ cell development and stem cell differentiation
  • Established track record of success, including first-authored publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals


Desired Qualifications

Desired skills in: transgenic and knockout mouse breeding and handling, genotyping, cell culture and transfection, stem cell differentiation, molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, RNA isolation and RNA-seq, real time-PCR, immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, Western blots, immunoprecipitation. Prior experience with gene knockout mouse models and stem cell culture is preferred  

Required Application Materials

  • A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for 3 references

Special Instructions

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Yuan Wang,

Review of Applications Begins On



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