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:Horticulture Anr 10002410

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

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

Position Summary

We are looking for a qualified candidate to use X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) to quantify diverse morphologies related to plant biology (e.g., root and shoot architectures, soil structure, etc.) and objects from other disciplines, as well. Experience using X-ray CT technologies is highly desired. The candidate is expected to develop protocols to scan large sets of objects using X-ray CT, manage data flow of the resulting 3D and 4D reconstructions, work with mathematicians and computational scientists to analyze and disseminate the data, and be an ambassador to other disciplines, helping to explain the technology and the mathematical methods used to analyze the data. The candidate will be expected to write up results and analyses for scientific publications.

This position will start on September 1, 2018 and is initially for one year with a possibility of an extension based on the availability of funding and performance.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • A PhD.

  • Experience and knowledge regarding using X-ray CT scanning technology.

  • Evidence of the ability to write scientific papers and research independence is required, as well.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with and willingness to learn new mathematical techniques and explain to others with diverse disciplinary backgrounds is desired.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter explaining qualification

  • CV

  • Diversity Statement

  • Research interests

  • Contact information for two references

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on August 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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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:Jul 20, 2018Eastern Daylight Time