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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: Earth And Environmental Sciences 10032368
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

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is searching for a postdoctoral research associate - fixed term. This position will participate in department research projects, along with conducting research pertaining to their own program of specialization. The duration of the appointment will be 12 months, with a possibility of extension based on performance and funding.

The expectations of a Postdoctoral Research Associate in EES include:
    1. Participation and leadership of field expeditions related to his/her research program
    2. Carrying out his/her own research in applicable area of study
    3. Publishing peer-reviewed papers by collaborating with supervising faculty
    4. Vigorously applying for external grants as PI with supervising faculty as Co-PI
    5. Actively attending workshops, meetings, and conferences
    6. Mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students in the lab

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


Minimum Requirements

PhD in a field related to Earth & Environmental Sciences, or other applicable field.

Required Application Materials

-Letter of interest

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