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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: Institute For Quantitative Health 40001013
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 56000.00-66000.00 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering is called IQ for its dedication to the development of intelligent solutions to the most-pressing biomedical quandaries facing scientists and clinicians. To address these important problems, we have gathered some of the most creative minds from around the country to build integrative programs that bridge disciplines and integrate strategies for convergent tactical solutions.

Our research-oriented faculty bring to IQ a deep and wide set of multidisciplinary expertise bridging many areas of biomedical science. This expertise exists within a culture and architecture that fosters openness and collaboration and ensures convergence in science. This structure gives us the greatest chances of making discoveries and creating technologies that dramatically impact clinical care and fundamentally change our understanding of the basic biology of health and disease.

IQ is recruiting motivated Research Associates (postdoctoral researchers) to advance these fields and is inviting applications from outstanding candidates for up to 15 positions in the several areas of biomedical research including; biomedical devices, biomedical imaging, chemical biology, developmental and stem cell biology, neuroengineering, structural biology, synthetic biology, systems biology, motion analytics and precision health.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and the posting will remain open until all positions are filled.

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

Training in one or more of the following areas is required:

  • biomedical devices
  • engineering
  • biology
  • genomics
  • medicine
  • biomedical imaging
  • chemical biology
  • biochemistry
  • chemistry
  • developmental or stem cell biology
  • neuroengineering
  • neuroscience
  • computational science
  • physics
  • structural biology
  • synthetic biology
  • systems biology
  • motion analytics

Desired Qualifications

  • Good oral and written communication
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Three professional references. Please indicate the principal investigator (if any) of the position you are applying to in the cover letter. 

Special Instructions

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Summary of Health Risks

-Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions

-TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.

-Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

-Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety.



Department Statement

The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural science. We have recruited faculty from some of the top academic centers around the world. They collaborate across disciplines to push the envelope of biomedical research, solving some of the most pressing problems in medicine with smart engineering solutions.

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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