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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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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:Institute For Quantitative Health 40001013

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Arora Lab in the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering at Michigan State University ( is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) to work on a project focusing on mechanisms underlying changes in the three-dimensional structure of the murine uterus promoting embryo implantation. The lab uses classic developmental biology and implantation biology methods, mouse genetics, gene expression analysis and state-of-the art laser-scanning confocal microscopy complemented by 3D image analysis using computational modeling approaches. The position provides excellent academic learning opportunities in a highly interactive and networked environment. The successful candidate will join a new group of colleagues with access to core facility support and a network of creative experimental and computational collaborations

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

Review of applications begins on September 14, 2018 and will remain open until filled.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Developmental Biology, Reproductive Physiology, Biomedical Engineering or Biomathematics (Candidates with a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Sciences are welcome to apply.)

  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary research teams

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Willingness to learn and perform mouse husbandry and animal surgery

  • An interest in approaching biological problems with a quantitative mind set are required.

Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate will meet at least two of the following desired requirements:

  • Strong familiarity with fundamental laboratory techniques, including but not limited to immunofluorescence, RNA extraction, qPCR

  • Prior experience working with mouse models

  • Experience with RNA-sequencing and sequencing data analysis

  • Experience with Quantitative Image analysis

  • Experience with R, Matlab, or Python programming language

Candidates with a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Sciences are welcome to apply.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information of three professional references.

Special Instructions

Please visitwww.aroralab.comfor more information

Review of Applications Begins On


Summary of Health Risks

-Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue


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.

Advertised:Sep 4, 2018Eastern Daylight Time