Research Associate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Michigan State University College of Natural Science
United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job no: 662041

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science

Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098

Salary: 48700.00

Location: East Lansing

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

Position Summary

A Research Associate position is available to work remotely from any location with the Feig lab in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Michigan State University. The goal is to apply computer simulation methodology, physical modeling, and machine learning approaches to the study of biological systems. Topics of current interest in the Feig lab revolve around the interaction of biomolecules in crowded cellular environments, the formation of liquid-liquid phase separated states, the modeling of chromosomal DNA, and the refinement of protein structures towards experimental accuracy. Exciting opportunities for new research projects exist in all of these areas.

Duties include:  

Guided research in computational biophysics in any of the topics mentioned in the Job Summary.

Communication of research findings in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles.

Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students that participate in research with the Feig lab.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, relate

Minimum Requirements

*Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or closely related disciplines.

Familiarity of Linux operating systems.

Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: python, perl, C, C++, FORTRAN.  

Experience with molecular dynamics simulations.

Experience with high-performance computing environments.

Record of published peer-reviewed research articles.

High proficiency of English language in oral and written communication.

Ability to work independently and communicate effectively via remote collaboration tools. 

Desired Qualifications

Graduate training in biophysics, physical chemistry, and/or structural biology.

Experience with computational studies of biological systems.

Experience with machine-learning methods.

Required Application Materials

Curriculum vitae

List of at least three references

List of peer-reviewed publications


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 23, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Oct 9, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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