Two Research Associate positions are available in the Gilad Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) at Michigan State University.
The research project focuses on:
Machine learning based protein engineering.
Constructing synthetic biology circuits in mammalian cells.
Imaging bioengineered cells in a rodent.
Developing innovative approaches for imaging cancer treatment.
The successful candidates will be expected to conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, give presentations about the research, write papers and provide progress reports to the Principal Investigator, and 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.
Application review will begin on April 7, 2021. This position is available immediately.
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.
Doctorate -Biomedical Engineering or related field
PhD or equivalent degree in Biomedical Engineering or related field. Excellent communication skills are essential.
Experience with one or more of the following skills is an advantage:
Excellent skills in written and spoken English are essential
Experience in synthetic biology, cloning and expression, protein engineering, MRI and/or PET imaging, computational biology/machine learning, mammalian cell culture/stem cell culture and/or iPSCs is an advantage.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information of five references.
The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural science. We have recruited faculty from some of the top academic centers around the world. They collaborate across disciplines to push the envelope of biomedical research, solving some of the most pressing problems in medicine with smart engineering solutions.
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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