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

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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Human Medicine

Department:Family Medicine, Department Of 10022332

Salary:48671.00-50000.00 Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

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

Position Summary

We are seeking a Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher) for a research project focusing on the metabolic effects of cannabinoids. The project uses mouse models. The successful candidate will design and conduct in-vivo laboratory experiments; publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals; and submit applications for research funding. This is a one-year, full-time position, with a possible one- to two-year extension, based on funding and performance. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Neuroscience, Psychology, Endocrinology,

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a PhD, MD/DO, MD/PhD or equivalent degree with graduate-level training related to biobehavioral health disciplines such as neuroscience, psychology, endocrinology and physiology, and have demonstrated research excellence.

  • Excellent scientific writing ability and strong communication skills.

  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and effectively with colleagues.

Desired Qualifications

  • Background in cannabinoid, immune, obesity, or diabetes research.

Required Application Materials

Please submit

1) Cover Letter indicating a statement of research interests, career goals, and experience;

2) Curriculum Vitae and

3) Names and contact information of three professional references.

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Summary of Physical Demands

The position involves frequently lifting boxes or equipment weighing 25 pounds or more.

Summary of Health Risks

The person hired into this position will be exposed to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids. The position also requires working 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 16, 2020Eastern Daylight Time