Postdoctoral Associate (L,P,S)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 011300 - Animal & Dairy Science
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Animal and Dairy Sciences Department currently houses approximately 300 undergraduate students, 16 graduate students, and 22 faculty, both on campus and at research and extension centers throughout Mississippi. The Department offers Bachelors of Science degrees with concentrations in Science/ Vet-Science, Animal Production, and Business and Industry. Both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered from within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Animal and Dairy Sciences. The Department has extension, education and research facilities.

Area of Specialization:

Animal Physiology

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Employee will perform work independently and collaboratively within established methods and procedures. Employee will conduct research projects consistent with the mission of the investigative laboratory. Procedures will include collection of research smaples from eukaryotes (e.g., animal tissues or fluids) and prokaryotes (e.g., bacteria) in the field and laboratory, and preparation of samples for laboratory assays and molecular manipulations. He/she will prepare and apply chemicals to research samples and perform laboratory assays and molecular manipulations. Calibrate, operate, and maintain various laboratory equipment and devices in analysis of research samples. Gather, compile, and summarize data. Set up tables and graphs. Perform literature searches, maintain data bases and conduct statistical analyses. Prepare reports and assist in presentation of data, scientific manuscripts for peer review and grant development.

Employee will perform related duties as assigned and may have the opportunity to demonstrate laboratory procedures to students and others.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree with major course work in curriculum appropriate for the field of assignment - Animal Physiology, Animal Sciences, Physiology, or related Life Science disciplines (basic and applied sciences). Candidate must be technically competent in basic and/or applied laboratory and/or field research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Field and laboratory work beyond the minimum required. Candidates with expertise in animal handling and care, and use of various imaging technologies (e.g., biophotonics, fluorescence, ultrasound, thermal imaging, etc.) is desired.

Instructions for Applying:

Submit letter of application and resume online at Also have transcripts and the names and addresses of three references sent to Dr. Caleb Lemley, Box 9815, Mississippi State, MS 39762 ( Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

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.

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