Research Associate Position at MSU

Position Type

A Research Associate (postdoc) position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Kyung-Hwan Han in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University, on behalf of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (MSU). The research in the Han lab focuses on (1) understanding of the molecular mechanisms of secondary growth (i.e., wood formation) (Ko et al. 2004, Plant Physiology 135: 1069-1083; Ko et al., 2007, Plant J 50: 1035-1048; Ko et al., 2009, Plant J 60: 649-665) and (2) regulation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis (Kim et al., 2013, Plant J 73: 26-36; Ko et al., 2014, Ann. Bot. 114: 1099-1107; Kim et al., 2014, Plant J 80: 772-784).

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate to develop designer bioenergy tree crops using EliteTreeTM technology. EliteTreeTM technology, which was developed through funding from the DOE GLBRC, is based on three issued and pending patents on biomass engineering.

Required Degree: PhD in plant molecular biology or related field.

Required Experience: Successful candidate should have an extensive experience in plant molecular biology.

Annual salary starts at $47,500 plus fringe benefits. This position is available on December 1, 2018 and is renewable pending successful performance and funding availability.

The Han Laboratory, at MSU, is well equipped to carry out the research. In addition, MSU offers a highly stimulating research atmosphere with a vibrant plant science community and provides state-of-the-art, well-run core facilities in genomic, proteomic, protein analytical, bioinformatics and imaging technologies.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a current CV, and contact information of three references. The application package must be submitted through the MSU Career Website at: (search for posting #547358, in the search box). The review of application will begin as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled.

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