Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Human Medicine

Department:Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Bio 10022618

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:Grand Rapids

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

Working/Functional Title

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Position Summary

LOCATION: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI

SUMMARY: The MacKeigan Laboratory is seeking a motivated Research Associate (postdoctoral fellow). Eligible candidates will have a Ph.D. degree and no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience. The scope of this fellowship project includes mammalian cell culture, dissection of relevant signaling pathways, live-cell/confocal microscopy and quantitation, RNAi, gene-editing, and flow cytometry. The fellow will work with Dr. MacKeigan and collaborators at Los Alamos National Laboratory on anNCI-funded projectinvestigating the role of autophagy in non-small cell lung cancer.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A team player who shares knowledge with lab members.

  • A collaborator who is confident interacting with researchers from other disciplines.

  • Creative, motivated, collaborative, and optimistic, with a strong desire to impact human health.


For more information about the MacKeigan Laboratory and lab culture, please visit:


More information on Grand Rapids, MI:

  • Ranked No. 1 on top ten places to visit (Lonely Planet, 2014)

  • 30 miles away from Lake Michigan beaches

  • Creative culture with unique restaurants, breweries, museums, and concert venues

  • Home to Art Prize, the world’s largest art competition

Required Degree

Doctorate -Cancer/Cell Biology

Minimum Requirements

Eligible candidates will have a Ph.D. degree and no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter

  • CV

In addition to applying: Interested candidates should email Dr. MacKeigan at jeff.mackeigan@chm.msu.edu.

Please include:

  • Cover letter that describes your unique experiences and why we should hire you

  • NIH style biosketch (limit 5 pages)

  • Personal statement describing long and short term career goals (1 page)

  • Fellowship objectives including skills to be gained and publication plans (1 page)

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 6 and continue until filled.

Advertised:Feb 20, 2018Eastern Standard Time