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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will have training in a relevant scientific discipline, evidence of excellent laboratory skills, along with evidence of self-motivation.
Duties include data collection, data processing and analysis, assisting faculty researchers and other collaborators. Independent work will be pursued as supported by the candidate’s abilities. The successful candidate should be capable of operating specialized scientific equipment in a molecular biology laboratory. He/she will be capable of independently planning, designing, and organizing research experiments; establishing priorities and recommending schedules, time tables and costs. The successful candidate will conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments, which include in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro methods, using established scientific protocols and procedures. In some cases, design of new protocols will be necessary. The candidate must be able to prepare scientific data for presentation and to present project results to internal and external parties. Accordingly, the candidate is able to prepare data for analysis, judge validity and reliability of data, assist with data analysis including the use of appropriate computational programs for data analysis, produce written reports on the result of the analyses, and publish such results in research journals. The ability to assist with grant writing and preparation is advantageous. Experience with PCR, quantitative PCR and handling horses would be valuable. The candidate will assume general responsibility for the scientific operations of the laboratory, providing supervision, training and guidance to graduate students, or student employees. In addition to typical duties as indicated, other duties may be assigned.
1. Beginning with a bachelor’s degree: a. A professional employee with a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated competence can begin work at the Research/Extension Associate I level. b. To begin at the Research/Extension Associate II level, one must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and the equivalent of a master’s degree. c. To begin at the Research/Extension Associate III level, one must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience and the equivalent of a master’s degree. 2. Beginning with a master’s degree: a. A professional employee with a master’s degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and demonstrated competency can begin work at the Research/Extension Associate II level. b. To begin at the Research/Extension Associate III level, one must have a master’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience. c. To begin at the Senior Research/Extension Associate level, one must have a master’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience. 3. Beginning with a doctoral degree: a. A professional employee with a doctoral degree with 2 years of relevant experience and demonstrated competence can begin work at the Research/Extension Associate III level. b. To begin at the Senior Research/Extension Associate level, one must have a doctoral degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
Instructions for Applying:
Applicants must apply online. Please include resume and cover letter along with names and addresses of three references.
Position contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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 diversity in our student population.