The Reproductive & Developmental Sciences Training Program (http://rdstp.canr.msu.edu) at Michigan State University announces available Research Associate (postdoctoral) positions for research in Programmatic High Priority Topic Areas identified by the NICHD/Fertility and Infertility Branch and the Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch.
The program is supported by a T32 award from NICHD and provides training opportunities for eligible postdoctoral trainees in the laboratories of our 17 Faculty Trainers based in East Lansing or Grand Rapids, MI. The trainers are world-renowned for their research, and offer training in cutting-edge methodologies and diverse model systems.
There are 4 major areas of specialization:
Gonad, Gamete, & Embryo Biology
Developmental Genetics & Stem Cells
Women’s Health & Maternal-Fetal Interactions
Reproductive Toxicology & Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Trainees acquire competencies in hypothesis-driven basic, applied, clinical, and translational research in developmental biology & embryology, molecular & cellular biology, reproductive physiology, genome editing, epigenetics, and bioinformatics/genomics biology, and skills for successful professional development.
Salary is commensurate with experience according to NIH stipend levels.
This position is based on a NIH T32 training grant, and eligibility criteria for the training program requires that candidates are a permanent resident or citizen of the United States, and have a doctoral degree in clinical science or basic science.
Specific Position Duties
Perform experiments using advanced biomedical research techniques
Develop new methods/applications
Maintain accurate records and follow all MSU guidelines for research
Writing scientific publications
Present the results at national and international scientific meeting
Write and submit grant applications to major funding agencies
As part of the T32 training program the postdoctoral trainees are expected to actively participate in the following:
Research in Progress meetings
RDSP Distinguished Lecture and RDSP Seminar Series
Annual RDSP Research Day
Annual Michigan Alliance for Reproductive Technologies and Sciences meeting.
Courses in Scientific Communication for Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Grant Writing for Biomedical Research, and Advanced Topics in Reproductive Biology.
Community Outreach Activities
Doctorate -any field of Biology
Eligibility for the training program requires that candidates are a permanent resident or citizen of the United States.
Ph.D. in any field of biology including Physiology, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Reproductive Biology
Excellent communication and scientific writing skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work independently but also as a team player
A strong work ethic and dedication to high quality research and fulfillment of training plan
Prior experience/expertise in Reproductive Biology
Required Application Materials
cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two-page statement of research training and interests.
Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018 and will continue until filled.
Please direct any questions regarding this training opportunity to the T32 postdoctoral recruiting coordinator, Dr. Aritro Sen via email (email@example.com).
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