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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Radiology Human Medicine 10022711
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Summary

Precision Health Program (PHP) at Michigan State University has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow position in the area of nanotechnology and application of image-guided nanocarriers for RNA-based drug delivery to tumors. Successful candidate will be part of vigorous program performing cutting edge research in the area of nanooncology focusing on fast growing and metastatic cancers and development of novel image-guided cancer therapies.

Specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop nanoparticle carriers for delivery of RNA-based therapeutics to tumors;
  • Investigate the behavior of these nanocarriers in vitro and in vivo in animal models of cancer; devise strategies to achieve the highest arrest/regress of tumor growth;
  • Collaborate with other members of the program and participate in team work towards devising image-guided therapies;
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.

This position is a 12-month fixed term appointment. Renewal of position is based on funding and performance.

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biology or closely related field

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in biology or closely related field

Required Application Materials

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Three professional references

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Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue


Department Statement

MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and has one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Our multifaceted department has established Radiology, Human Anatomy, Precision Health, and Biomedical Imaging Divisions that provide a broad range of opportunities for clinical practice, teaching, and research. MSU's health colleges - Osteopathic Medicine, Human Medicine, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine - collaborate to provide high quality medical care, research, and education.

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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