Michigan Agriculture Jobs

Mobile michigan-jobbank Logo

Job Information

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

Job postings

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Share this:

  • |More

Back to search resultsApply nowJob no:563104

Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Human Medicine

Department:Institute For Quantitative Health 40001013

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

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

Position Summary

The Sempere Lab in the Precision Health Program at Michigan State University is seeking a Research Associate (postdoctoral fellow) to lead specific components of our translational cancer research program with a focus on intraductal approaches for breast cancer prevention and treatment. The Sempere Lab investigates various aspects of the pathophysiology of the breast using a multi-disciplinary approach, including histological and molecular pathology analyses, genetic engineering and chemical induction to generate novel breast cancer models in rodents and large animals, in vivo imaging and local ablation of ductal trees.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct intraductal delivery of contrast solution for imaging and/or ablation of ductal trees.

  • Conduct in vivo imaging and correlative tissue analyses to assess efficacy of epithelial ablation.

  • To characterize novel CRISPR-generated or chemically induced intraductal models of breast cancer in rodents and large animals.

  • Conduct independent laboratory research and mentor students in a team environment.

  • Write manuscripts and grant proposals.

Review of applications begins on April 1, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Radiology/Biomedical Sciences

Minimum Requirements

PhD or equivalent degree in Radiology, Biomedical Sciences, or similar field.

Desired Qualifications

  • Good oral and written communication

  • Good organizational skills; attention to detail and thoroughness in record keeping

  • Expertise on MR, CT, and/or ultrasound imaging modalities in rodents and/or large animals is desired

  • Experience with HIFU or other thermal ablation protocols will be an asset

  • Experience working with viral delivery systems (e.g. lentivirus, adenovirus) and/or rodent (mice and/or rats) model of cancer will be an asset

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit a detailed resume or CV, a cover letter outlining their research interests and how these factors fit with current research in the Sempere Lab, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Special Instructions

Please visithttps://iq.msu.edu/research/precision-health.htmlandhttps://iq.msu.edu/community/investigators/lorenzo-sempere.htmlfor more information about the Precision Health Program and the Sempere Lab.

Review of Applications Begins On


Summary of Health Risks

-Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.

-Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.



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:Mar 12, 2019Eastern Daylight Time