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Research Associate III or Senior Research Associate

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 182000 - Department of Comparative Bio Scien
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
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Position Function:

The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking to hire a Research Associate III or Senior Research Associate to manage the fish immunology laboratory.

Salary Grade:  14

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

Area of Specialization:

Fish Immunology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

January 1, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This individual will manage a fish immunology laboratory, assist in on-going grant projects, assist graduate students and maintain inventory and order supplies. Skills needed include the ability to perform immunology protocols including leukocyte isolation and enrichment, flow cytometry assays and cell culture and immunohistochemistry and statistical analyses. Also required are RNA and DNA isolation and purification, chromatin immunoprecipitation, genomic analyses and common bacteriology protocols. This position also requires rearing and maintaining catfish and zebrafish needed for research, feeding fish and clean tanks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Beginning with a bachelor’s degree:
a. To begin at the Research 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. To begin at the Research/Extension Associate III level, one must have a master’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience.
b. To begin at the Senior Research 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 Associate III level.
b. To begin at the Senior Research Associate level, one must have a doctoral degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Rank and Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online. Please include cover letter and resume along with names and addresses of three references.

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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