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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 754757
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Personnel Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

We seek a postdoctoral associate to join our research efforts on evolutionary and functional genomics, and their applications in invasive species management. Candidates in related areas of biology with expertise in genome editing will be considered. The successful applicant will 1) study the genomic regulation of reproduction, development, or life history strategies in sea lamprey and zebrafish and 2) develop and evaluate the efficacy of approaches to generate genetically modified sea lamprey. The selected candidate will also publish manuscripts and assist in developing research grant proposals. This is an annual position, renewable for up to five years.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D., with experience in genome editing  

Desired Qualifications

Skills or background in functional genomics and bioinformatics, experience or interest in collaborating with graduate students and postdoctoral research associates from diverse disciplines and academic backgrounds, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience working in a diverse environment and in programs designed to promote inclusion.

Required Application Materials

(1) CV  

(2) Cover letter 

(3) One-page summary of previous research experience

(4) List of three references and contact information

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Weiming Li (

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Department Statement

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is a vibrant community of scholars comprising >40 core faculty (tenure stream and fixed-term faculty, and academic specialist), 100graduate and 240 undergraduate students, >30 research associates, and 6 core staff. Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement.  We are committed to the integrative nature of natural resources conservation and management, with our expertise ranging from disciplinary areas with a long-standing history in the domain of fisheries and wildlife to those emerging more recently.  

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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