Research Associate in Plant Research
Michigan State University College of Natural Science
United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Plant Research Laboratory Nat Science 10032674
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

This position is part of an NSF funded project to unravel links between photorespiration and one carbon metabolism using isotopic labeling approaches. These approaches will give the candidate experience in working with mass flux analysis models, as well as both 13C and 18O label tracing. The ideal candidate does not need experience with plant systems but does need a background in GC-MS and LC-MS/MS metabolomic approaches. The candidate will use our unique labeling approach and gas exchange instruments to investigate a key issue at the junction between climate change and human nutrition.

The positions are available immediately and for one year from date of hire with the possibility of extension.

Required Degree

Doctorate -PhD in Biochemistry, chemistry, or a rel

Minimum Requirements

Experience in GC-MS and LC-MS/MS metabolomic approaches and methods development

Desired Qualifications

The ideal applicant would have additional experience in gas exchange measurements and gas analysis. Comfort with Matlab would also be beneficial.

Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae with a description of scientific interests, career goals and the names of at least 2 referees.

Special Instructions

Please contact Berkley directly with questions if you are interested.

Berkley Walker
Office: (517) 355-3928

Lab: (517) 352-4877

310 Plant Biology Laboratories

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Advertised: Jul 24, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 23, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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