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Assistant Professor is Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics-Michigan State University

Michigan State University-Department of Biochemistry
East Lansing, Michigan
commensurate with experience and education
Closing date
Jan 7, 2023

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Mass Spectrometry and/or Metabolomics. Academic interests of candidates can be broad but are expected to possess expertise in the isolation, analysis, and annotation of small molecules within complex biological matrices and/or extracts using mass spectrometry and/or complementary approaches such as NMR, x-ray crystallography, cryo-electron diffraction and/or other structural techniques including chemical synthesis. Competitive applicants will have a record of achievement in the novel use and/or development of mass spectrometry. Commitments to collaboration, teaching, and the promotion of diversity and inclusion are expected. A generous startup package and modern laboratory space will be provided to support the establishment of an independent research program that advances scientific and programmatic aims. Undergraduate and/or graduate teaching as well as training are also expected.

The university is specifically interested in applicants who complement initiatives in biomedicine, plant sciences, and environmental sciences. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration are available with faculty in the Colleges of Human Medicine, Natural Science, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan AgBioResearch, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ), Institute for Integrative Toxicology and Plant Resilience Institute, as well as associated institutions in the Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor/Detroit metro areas.

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF at (position number 824174) and include the following documents:

  • Letter of interest Curriculum vitae, including past and current funding Description of the applicant’s future research goals (3-page limit) Teaching statement (1 page) Statement of experience with increasing diversity and inclusion (1 page) Names of three references and contact information

Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023 and will continue until filled. 

Additional information can be obtained from the executive assistant to the search committee at

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