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Research Associate I,II,III, or Senior

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 193100 - Inst for Imaging & Analyt
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:

13/33,400 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The individual to be hired will be expected to have significant experience in biological materials sample preparation, imaging, and characterization. In particular, we are seeking an individual with experience in light, electron (both scanning and transmission), and confocal laser scanning microscopies. Preference will be given to individuals with experience with these techniques as they relate to biological-materials research. Strong communication and writing skills and the ability to function effectively in a team environment is required. As an I2AT Research Associate, this person will have the opportunity to publish collaboratively and independently in his/her area of expertise. The Research Associate will also be given the opportunity to be involved in grant proposal development and implementation. The I2AT Research Associate will work with the Director to implement performance/career development planning and review.

Minimum Qualifications:

Beginning with a Bachelors degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a bachelors can begin work at Associate I; To begin at Associate II, one must meet the above requirements, have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and the equivalent to a masters degree; To begin at Associate III, one must meet the above requirements, have a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience and the equivalent to a masters degree.

Beginning with a Masters degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a masters degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and demonstrated competency can begin work at Associate II; To begin at Associate III, one must have a masters degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience; To begin at Senior Associate, one must have a masters degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience.

Beginning with a Doctoral degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a doctorate degree with 2 years of relevant experience and demonstrated competence can begin work at Associate III; To begin at the Senior Associate, one must have a doctorate degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

•The successful candidate must have, at a minimum, a MS in a life-sciences related field with emphasis and experience in biological research to include sample preparation for both scanning and transmission electron microscopies, as well as imaging and characterization.

•PhD in Life-Sciences field, minimum 2 years of experience in biological electron microscopy

•MS in Life-Sciences field, 3-5 year of experience in biological electron microscopy

•Cryo sample preparation

•Cryo electron microscopy experience

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Instructions for Applying

Apply online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae with the names, addresses, Email and phone numbers of three references that can comment on candidate’s capabilities. Copy of your transcript(s) and two (2) letters of recommendation. Send to Alice Osaji, Box 9627, MSU, MS 39762. Email:Alice@hpc.msstate.edu 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the

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