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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

We seek a full-time research associate to assist with an ongoing training program and related studies regarding the detection of waterborne pathogens. The research associate will work with a team that has been building capacity in Michigan to run qPCR and microbial source tracking (MST) analyses to improve beach management across the state. The selected candidate should have specific experience with qPCR, optimization and development of standard curves, experience with ddPCR, and environmental microbiology is preferable.   Responsibilities include providing technical assistance regarding qPCR, microbial source tracking and microbial methods; running training workshops; and partnering with network collaborators on ongoing studies related to the detection and management of waterborne pathogens. 

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -microbiology, with specialization in waterborne pathogens

Minimum Requirements

Proven record of undertaking quantitative PCR work. 

Desired Qualifications

Some understanding of water research including collection, processing and analysis of microbes from water samples will be beneficial.  Experience with training or teaching advanced students or professionals preferred.

Required Application Materials

CV, letter of interest, and transcripts (unofficial)

Special Instructions

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Joan Rose

Review of Applications Begins On



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.  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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