The Pharmacology and Toxicology Department at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking a highly motivating Senior Research Associate to work in a lab that focuses on drug discovery for cancer prevention and therapies, understanding mechanisms of obesity-associated cancers and understanding mechanisms of toxicity and inflammation from exposure to toxic chemicals. This individual will work as a team with a research technician conducting laboratory experiments on research projects within well-defined guidelines; keeps abreast of current publications relative to methods, techniques, and developments within area of research; collects, prepares, and analyzes specimens (or animal subjects); evaluates results of (or response to) process; summarizes data; may provide supervision and guidance to graduate students. Assists principal investigator with summarization, analysis, and organization of data for publication. Candidate should have Doctorate degree with a substantial research publication record, experience, and scholarly recognition in their field.
Someone with Toxicology and/or tumor biology experience is preferred.
Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens and/or tissue cultures.
Assists in making chemical analyses of body fluids and tissues; performs venipuncture and obtains blood specimens.
Weighs and anesthetizes laboratory animals for experiments and maintains records on such animals relative to feeding and physical condition.
Operates laboratory equipment; contributes to laboratory maintenance.
Performs a variety of assays, tests, and studies of a routine nature.
Performs calculations to complete research test results; collates data; performs statistical analysis of lab results and maintain notes and log or computer database; performs basic procedures for computer assisted data analysis.
Performs small animal surgery.
Participates in training sessions in responsible conduct of research and workshops.
Doctorate degree with a substantial research publication record and scholarly recognition in their field.
Required Application Materials
CV and Cover letter including the work experience and techniques known
Cover letter and 3 reference letters
Please provide 3 references
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Summary of Health Risks
Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.
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