Postdoctoral Research Associate-Stem Cells and Germ Cell Development

Michigan State University

East Lasing, MI

ID: 7077332 (Ref.No. job # 506350)
Posted: April 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Position Overview
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 ( 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 renewable annually based on performance.

Specific Position Duties
Research (100%)
• 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

Eligibility/Minimum Requirements
• 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
• Prior experience with gene knockout mouse models and stem cell culture is preferred
• 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.

How to apply:
Application materials should include:
• A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interest
• Curriculum vitae
• Contact information of 3 references
Application materials must be submitted electronically at
For immediate consideration, please contact Dr. Yuan Wang,


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