Research Associate - Fixed Term

East Lansing, Michigan (US)
Commensurate with experience
June 04 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Position Summary

The laboratories in the Department of Physiology at the Michigan State University are recruiting motivated postdoctoral research associates. The Department of Physiology is a multi-college department with faculty, funds and programs belonging to the Colleges of Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Natural Science, Veterinary Medicine, and Ag-Bio Research with vibrant engaged faculty and many graduate students and postdocs. The main research directions cover cellular/molecular physiology of the mammalian system, pathology associated with diseases, and therapeutic development in the areas of cancer biology, cardiac pathophysiology, diabetes and obesity, gastrointestinal health and disease, immunity and tissue inflammation, musculoskeletal diseases, molecular metabolism and disease, and neuroscience (

Duties include experimental design/execution, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, as well as presentation of research findings in appropriate conferences.

A list of labs seeking post-doctoral scientists may be found on the Department website The University provides a generous package of salary and fringe benefits.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Cellular/molecular biology, neuroscience

Minimum Requirements

Candidate(s) must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in cellular/molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, or related fields. Candidate(s) with a M.D., D.O., or D.V.M. and research experience are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidate(s) should have documented research accomplishments, including publications in rigorously peer-reviewed journals on relevant topics. Candidate(s) are expected to have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be capable of working with collaborative teams.

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit a cover letter including specific lab(s) of interest and statement of research interest; a current CV; and the names of three professional references with your application. General applications without an interest in a specific lab(s) will not be considered.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled.

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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.