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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Family Medicine, Department Of 10022332
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Health Care Professional, Health Care Support, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

We are seeking a Postdoc/Research Associate for a research project focusing on the cardiovascular health effects of cannabis use. The postdoc will design and conduct epidemiological studies; publish manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; and submit grant applications for external research funds. This is a one-year, full-time position, with a possible two-year extension based on funding and performance. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards.

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 -Epidemiology, Public Health, Psychology, or biostatistics

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DO, or combined) with graduate-level training related to biobehavioral health disciplines, such as epidemiology, public health, psychology, or biostatistics. Applicants must have demonstrated research excellence and have excellent scientific writing ability and strong communication skills. Applicants must be self-motivated, be able to work independently, and be able to work effectively with colleagues.

Desired Qualifications

It is preferred that candidates have a background in cannabis, immunity, or cardiovascular research. We also prefer candidates with proficiency in data management and analysis of data using SAS or Stata.

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit a cover letter including a statement of research interests, goals, and experience. Applicants are also asked to submit the names and contact information for at least three professional references and a statement describing their experience in and goals for work around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

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