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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098
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

Postdoctoral position to work on mechanisms of signaling and gene regulation in bacteria in the laboratory of Lee Kroos in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University.

A highly motivated individual is sought to conduct microscopic, genetic, and biochemical experiments on mechanisms of signaling and gene regulation in Myxococcus xanthus.


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 -Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Bio

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related field, and at least two first-author publications.  Experience working with bacteria, cloning, and microscopy is essential.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working on mechanisms of signaling and gene regulation in Myxococcus xanthus is desirable.


Required Application Materials

Please submit a brief description of research experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. 

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Special Instructions

Contact Lee Kroos with questions 


MSU Statement

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