A Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Kyung-Hwan Han in the
Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University (MSU). The research in the Han lab
focuses on (1) understanding of the molecular mechanisms of secondary growth (i.e., wood
formation) (Ko et al. 2004, Plant Physiology 135: 1069-1083; Ko et al., 2007, Plant J 50: 1035-
1048; Ko et al., 2009, Plant J 60: 649-665) and (2) transcriptional and post-translational
regulation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis (Kim et al., 2013, Plant J 73: 26-36; Ko et al.,
2014, Ann. Bot. 114: 1099-1107; Kim et al., 2014, Plant J 80: 772-784). We are seeking a highly
motivated post-doctoral research associate to work on the research focus areas.
Required Degree: Ph.D. in plant molecular biology.
Required Experience: Successful candidate should have an extensive experience in plant
Annual salary starts at $47,500 plus fringe benefits. This position is available on September 1,
2019 and is renewable pending successful performance and funding availability.
The Han Laboratory, located in A27 and A389 in Plant Soil Sciences Building at MSU, is well
equipped to carry out the research. In addition, MSU offers a highly stimulating research
atmosphere with a vibrant plant science community and provides state-of-the-art, well-run core
facilities in genomic, proteomic, protein analytical, bioinformatics and imaging technologies.
Submit: letter of interest, CV and names of three references to Kyung-Hwan Han at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.