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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Food Science And Hum Nutrition Anr 10002348
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, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition seeks a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) to work in Dr. Courtney Carignan’s research program.  The primary responsibilities for this position are to develop and test dietary exposure models for a wide range of contaminants, lead manuscript preparation, and give scientific presentations.

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

  • A doctoral degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Nutritional Science, Food Science or a related discipline, with a demonstration of computational exposure modeling and scientific writing skills. 
  • Demonstrated skills in data management, data analysis and scientific writing.
  • A strong work ethic and ability to work independently.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with computational exposure modeling.
  • Experience with toxicological risk assessment.
  • Experience presenting scientific findings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Good organizational skills.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and names and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Please submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and names and contact information for three references.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Department Statement

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University offers nationally recognized academic programs, research and community outreach. Our department is home to nearly 40 faculty, over 40 graduate students, and over 500 undergraduate students across our three undergraduate majors: DieteticsFood Science, and Nutritional Sciences.

We work to solve contemporary issues in food production, quality and safety, nutrient function and health and chronic disease prevention.

There are also many interdisciplinary opportunities across the Department of Food Science and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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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