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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
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, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Research Associate will conduct research on metacoupling and telecoupling toolbox. The primary responsibility of the researcher will be to conduct scholarly research focused on quantitative analysis of data and develop new tools to expand the telecoupling toolbox,  manuscript development, and grant proposal development.

This is a short-term appointment approx. 5-months, not benefit eligible. 


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 -Environmental Science and Policy & Fisheries and Wildlife

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy & Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Research interests and experiences in metacoupling research
  • Expertise with quantitative data analysis
  • Proficiency with R, ArcGIS, QGIS, EARDAS, Phython, GeoDa, STATA, Mplus, and SAS
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong publication track record

Desired Qualifications

Experience working in multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary collaborative teams.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a CV, names and contact information for two references, 2-3 representative publications, and a 1-page statement summarizing your research interests and experiences to date.

Special Instructions

Please contact Dr. Jack Liu ( with questions.

Review of Applications Begins On


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife was established in 1950 with faculty drawn from several different units. Since that time, both the faculty and the issues of importance in fisheries and wildlife have changed significantly. Our Mission, Vision, and Values build on our core strengths and prepare us for continuing change in societal needs, scientific understanding, and educational priorities. Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement. We believe a diverse, inclusive working and learning environment enriches the department and fosters innovation in teaching, research, and engagement with partners and the public.

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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