Research Associate in Pathobiology
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Pathobiology Diagnostic Investigat Cvm 10046638
Salary: 48671.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Fixed Term Academic Staff, Veterinary/Animal Care, Non-Union, Full Time (90-100%)

Position Summary

The Harrington Lab seeks a motivated and enthusiastic research associate, post doctoral researcher, to participate in our program studying acute myeloid leukemia and aggressive lymphoma.

The successful candidate will participate in a research program special in aggressive lymphoma and leukemia. More specifically, we study the genetic aberrations and molecular pathways that lead to aggressive B-cell lymphoma, performing comparative studies with both canine and human tissues. Additionally, we conduct investigations surrounding the recently described pre-neoplastic condition clonal hematopoiesis, evaluating its presence in the canine and how it contributes to myeloid leukemia, lymphoma and other medical in the conditions. Overall, our lab is interested in propagating use of the canine as a model of human hematologic malignancies. The candidate will be responsible for designing and executing various benchtop molecular biology assays and analyzing and interpreting the data. Other duties include ordering and setup of laboratory equipment, data presentation in PowerPoint format, ordering supplies, lab organization, reagent preparation, laboratory record keeping, maintaining and validating equipment, training and supervising student employees. Importantly, the ideal candidate will be a motivated, enthusiastic, responsible, detail oriented individual with excellent communication and organizational skills.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

PhD in Biological Sciences, or a related field

Desired Qualifications

  • One to four years of hands-on experience in bench research in a laboratory environment
  • Previous experience managing research projects independently
  • Broad understanding of equipment and technologies used in biomedical research
  • Working experience with laboratory animals (mice)
  • Willingness to learn new laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Cooperative, enthusiastic and team-oriented individual with good organizational and troubleshooting skills, attention to detail and thoroughness in record keeping
  • Ability to take initiative in maintaining, and improving lab operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of Applications Begins On


Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to human blood, work with animals, may work with formaldehyde and chemotherapy drugs.

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: Feb 24, 2020 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Feb 23, 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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