Thank you for your interest in the variety of career opportunities at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station. We hope you will investigate these great opportunities and consider applying to become a part of the KBS team.
A postdoctoral position is available in the Litchman and Klausmeier Labs at Michigan State University. The research associate will participate in a NASA Exobiology funded project in collaboration with researchers from France and Germany on modeling the evolutionary emergence of diverse microbial metabolisms. We are looking for a quantitative modeler who uses cellular metabolic models such as Flux Balance Analysis, Elementary Flux Modes Analysis and others. In addition, experience with eco-evolutionary modeling would be advantageous and the manuscript writing skills are essential.
The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and continued funding. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should apply through careers.msu.edu (posting #520342) and include a cover letter describing motivation, research interests and relevant experience; a CV; and the names and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin August 10, 2018 and continue until filled. For questions on this position, email Dr. Elena Litchman (email@example.com).
A postdoctoral position is available in the Klausmeier and Litchman Labs at Michigan State University. The research associate will participate in a collaborative NSF-funded project on the origin and maintenance of intraspecific trait diversity in phytoplankton. We are looking for a modeler to develop eco-evolutionary models of trait diversity. A familiarity with plankton systems would be advantageous but not required.
The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and continued funding. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should apply through careers.msu.edu (posting #520388) and include a cover letter describing motivation, research interests and relevant experience; a CV; and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin August 10, 2018 and continue until filled. For questions on this position, please contact Dr. Chris Klausmeier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research Technologist I
The Lowry Lab and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at Michigan State University are seeking to hire a research technician available to work on a large collaborative project studying adaptation in the bioenergy feedstock switchgrass. The research will utilize new genetic mapping populations to identify genomic regions responsible for adaptation between northern upland and southern lowland ecotypes of switchgrass. These mapping populations have been planted at an unprecedented geographical scale, spanning 10 common garden field sites distributed over 17 degrees of latitude, making them ideal for studies of regional adaptations. The technician will be primarily responsible for maintaining and gathering data from the switchgrass common garden located at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station (KBS). However, the technician will also travel to field sites in Austin, TX; Columbia, MO; and Lincoln, NE. The research will often involve all-day physical activity outdoors. The technician will be expected to organize data collection efforts and coordinate these efforts with the larger team across the central United States. For more information, please contact David Lowry at email@example.com. This is a limited term position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Travel is required. Most work will be conducted at the MSU KBS site; however, travel will also be required to field sited in Austin, TX; Columbia, MO; and Lincoln, NE.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills: Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Desired Qualifications: Previous experience working in field biological research and a basic knowledge of plant biology and genetics would be very desirable.
Apply online at careers.msu.edu, job posting number 492703. A cover letter, current resume, and names and contact information for at least two references are required.
Temporary Research Position
A part-time (29 hours/week) temporary research position is available at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, MI. Projects deal with evolutionary genetics of plants. Duties include, but are not limited to, coordination and maintenance of plants and experiments in the greenhouse and in the field, and supervision of undergraduate assistants. Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and experience with ecological and evolutionary research in the greenhouse and field preferred. Please submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to Jeff Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS, URAs & REUs
Applications for KBS programs will be open from December 15, 2017 – March 1, 2018. To learn more about our undergraduate research and internship programs, please see our undergraduate programs pages.