Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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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:Entomology Agriculture And Natural Res 10002268

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Applied Nematology laboratory of Dr. Marisol Quintanilla at Michigan State University at the Department of Entomology invites applications for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position studying control of plant parasitic nematodes and evaluating the impact of different control strategies on soil health.

The objective of the research is to evaluate strategies such as nematicides, compost, manures, cover crops, and biologicals on the control of important plant parasitic nematodes in Michigan crops. In addition, the impact of these strategies on beneficial nematodes and other aspects of soil health will be evaluated. The research will involve field, greenhouse, and laboratory components. Knowledge of farming and farm machinery will be a great asset.

The initial appointment is for one year with potential for renewal based on performance and availability of funding.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Nematology, Plant Pathology, Entomology,

Minimum Requirements

  • A Ph.D. in Nematology, Plant Pathology, Entomology, or related field.

  • Experience in nematology

  • Field experience

  • Publication record

  • Valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience conducting research in Nematogy

  • Expertise in statistical analysis

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Mechanical skills, i.e. use of farm machinery

  • Interest in mentoring undergraduate research

Required Application Materials

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing research interests and alignment with the position, including a statement regarding experience and/or philosophy working with under-represented groups; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three references.

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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.

Advertised:Sep 12, 2018Eastern Daylight Time