A post-doctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yuan Wang in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. The Wang Lab’s research focuses on understanding the regulatory pathways that govern germ cell development to eventually improve mammalian reproductive health (https://www.canr.msu.edu/people/yuan_wang). The Wang Lab is located at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building, a new biomedical research facility on the beautiful East Lansing campus with a group of leading scientists working collaboratively across broad disciplines. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects to gain experience in stem cell differentiation, mammalian embryonic development, and spermatogenesis.
MSU provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits for the position.
The position is for a minimum term of one year with the expectation of renewal based on funding and performance.
Specific Position Duties
Perform experiments using advanced molecular, cellular and mouse genetic research techniques to unveil key regulators in stem cell differentiation and mammalian germ cell development
Have the primary responsibility for analyzing data and writing scientific publications
Present the results at national and international scientific meetings
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 -Biological Sciences related disciplines
Doctoral degree in Biological Sciences related disciplines (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or Developmental Biology)
Experience in molecular and cell biology research (please refer to desired skills below)
Knowledge in germ cell development and stem cell differentiation
Established track record of success, including first-authored publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
Desired skills in: transgenic and knockout mouse breeding and handling, genotyping, cell culture and transfection, stem cell differentiation, molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, RNA isolation and RNA-seq, real time-PCR, immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, Western blots, immunoprecipitation. Prior experience with gene knockout mouse models and stem cell culture is preferred
Required Application Materials
A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interest
Contact information for 3 references
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Yuan Wang, firstname.lastname@example.org
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