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.
Research Associate Fixed Term
A Research Associate, Postdoctoral, position in evolutionary biology is available immediately in the Conner lab at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, MI.
The lab studies mechanisms of adaptation by integrating genetics, genomics, ecology and evolution in the field, greenhouse, and growth chamber, using wild radish and Arabidopsis as model organisms. Research focuses on floral and agricultural weed adaptations as well as fitness effects of duplicate genes. Substantial publication and grant-writing opportunities are available using abundant existing data and resources. Bioinformatic expertise required to analyze existing and new sequence data, including creation of the first reference genome for the radish genus Raphanus. Experience with, or a strong interest in, field and greenhouse research also necessary. This is a one-year position, salary $50,000 with a possibility of extension based on performance and funding. Contact Jeff Conner (email@example.com) with questions.
Required Application Materials
- Cover Letter
- Names and contact information of 3 references
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Research Associate GLBRC
Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral research associate in terrestrial biogeochemistry to investigate nitrogen and carbon cycling in bioenergy cropping systems. The position is part of the DOE’s Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (glbrc.org), located at the KBS Long-term Ecological Research site (lter.kbs.msu.edu). Preferred start date is January 2020, with application review to begin in December. The successful applicant will join a team investigating the sustainability of bioenergy cropping systems, and in particular aspects of greenhouse gas fluxes and soil nitrogen and carbon dynamics. The appointment is for one year with extensions expected. Start date is flexible, but Winter 2019/2020 is preferred. Describe your preferred start date and/or constraints in the cover letter. Salary is $50,000 per year; university benefits apply, including health and dental insurance. The position is based at KBS, located in SW Michigan near Kalamazoo, about 60 miles from East Lansing. More information about KBS can be found at kbs.msu.edu. Questions can be directed to G. Philip (Phil) Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details and apply at https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/502560/research-associatefixed-term). Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Updated June 2019
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 continue until the position is 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).
KBS-LTER Science Coordinator
We seek a Science Coordinator for the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program (lter.kbs.msu.edu) at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), an off-campus academic unit of Michigan State University (MSU). The Science Coordinator will support the LTER efforts to promote transformational science at the LTER. This is an annual (12 month) Academic Specialist appointment with competitive salary and benefits.
The Science Coordinator will be responsible for promoting and coordinating KBS LTER research activities together with the LTER Director and other faculty collaborators. The Science Coordinator will 1) promote research opportunities to prospective junior and senior investigators; 2) promote cohesion among current investigators; 3) help to coordinate research governance; 4) ensure protocols and sampling programs are up-to-date; 5) represent and promote KBS LTER science to research networks; 6) coordinate design and implementation of experiments; and 7) engage in other activities designed to advance research at the site.
The Science Coordinator will report to the KBS-LTER Director (Nick Haddad) and will work closely with the KBS-LTER Executive Committee, Information Manager, Education and Outreach Coordinator, and Research, Information, and Agronomic Manager, and other staff. This position requires a person with strong skills in research, organization, management, and team-building.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, geography, environmental science, or a related field. Previous experience in research and/or program management with an agronomy/ecological/natural resource focus is desired, with evidence of meeting goals and participation in grant writing activities.
Salary range: $55,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience
Application: (1) a cover letter with a statement of interest, relevant skills, and work experiences; (2) a CV; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must apply to Position 593789, Careers@MSU http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/502008/specialist-researchfixed-term
If you have questions about the position, contact Nick Haddad, email@example.com
MSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, first-generation college students, and persons underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS, URAs & REUs
Applications for KBS programs will be open from December 15, 2019 – March 1, 2020. To learn more about our undergraduate research and internship programs, please see our undergraduate programs pages.
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