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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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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

One research associate, post-doc, position is available in the Brandizzi lab at the Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University. The positions is available immediately and is for one year with the possibility of an extension depending on availability of funding. The position focuses on the study of the biology of endomembranes in plants. The project will employ molecular and biological approaches to define the function of newly identified membrane proteins in the shaping of the endoplasmic reticulum and in the traffic of cargo in relation to the cytoskeleton in Arabidopsis thaliana.

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 Biology, Biochemistry, or related

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Plant Biology, Biochemistry or related field

Desired Qualifications

The applicant must have a strong background in Arabidopsis genetics, molecular biology, gene expression analyses, biochemistry, microscopy and genomics. Experience of working on plant endomembranes is highly desirable but not essential. The selected candidate for the position will join a multidisciplinary team working in the Brandizzi lab.

Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae with a description of scientific interests, description of prior research and names and contact information for 3 referees.

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Special Instructions

For enquiries please email Dr. Federica Brandizzi (

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