Research Associate in Great Lakes Bioenergy Research
Michigan State University
United States

Research Associate for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Job no: 641795
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Great Lakes Bioenergy Researc Ctr Vprgs 10059425
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is seeking applications for a Research Associate-fixed term (Postdoc) to conduct switchgrass research with Dr Berkley Walker. The GLBRC is one of four Bioenergy Research Centers, funded by the US Department of Energy.

The successful applicant will join a team investigating the physiological responses of switchgrass to drought, and how this response relates to ultimate biomass digestibility. Especially desired are applicants with experience with below-ground processes and exposure to how drought effects above-ground biomass characteristics. This position will be highly collaborative, interfacing with other members of the Walker Lab and others within the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biology, Plant Biology, Biochemistry, or

Minimum Requirements

A PhD in Biology, Plant Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline, along with experience with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, switchgrass physiology, and basic plant physiology are required.

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of past or upcoming publications is highly desired.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a 1) cover letter; 2) a current CV; and 3) contact information (name, position, phone, email) for three reviewers/references.

Review of Applications Begins On



Department Statement

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is a U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Center led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison. With Michigan State University and other partners, we are developing sustainable biofuels and bioproducts made from dedicated energy crops grown on marginal lands. Our mission is simple: creating biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable.

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 23, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Mar 23, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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