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Postdotoral Research Associate- Fixed Term

Michigan State University - Faculty of Fisheries & Wildlife
East Lansing, Michigan (US)
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Feb 6, 2022

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We seek a postdoctoral research associate to join our research efforts on evolutionary and functional genomics, and their applications in invasive species management. Candidates in related areas of biology with expertise in genome editing will be considered. The successful applicant will 1) study the genomic regulation of reproduction, development, or life history strategies in sea lamprey and zebrafish and 2) develop and evaluate the efficacy of approaches to generate genetically modified sea lamprey. The selected candidate will also publish manuscripts and assist in developing research grant proposals. This is an annual position, renewable for up to five years.

Required Degree

Doctorate -genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology, or related fields

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D., with experience in genome editing  

Desired Qualifications

Skills or background in functional genomics and bioinformatics, experience or interest in collaborating with graduate students and postdoctoral research associates from diverse disciplines and academic backgrounds, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience working in a diverse environment and in programs designed to promote inclusion.

Required Application Materials

(1) CV  

(2) Cover letter 

(3) One-page summary of previous research experience

(4) List of three references and contact information

Please apply at Careers@MSU website:

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Weiming Li (

Review of Applications Begins On


Applications close: Dec 23, 2023, 11:55 Eastern Standard Time

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Department Statement

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is a vibrant community of scholars comprising >40 core faculty (tenure stream and fixed-term faculty, and academic specialist), 100graduate and 240 undergraduate students, >30 research associates, and 6 core staff. Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement.  We are committed to the integrative nature of natural resources conservation and management, with our expertise ranging from disciplinary areas with a long-standing history in the domain of fisheries and wildlife to those emerging more recently.  

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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