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Responsibilities*

The Byrd Laboratory is currently seeking a Research Lab Technician Lead. This position will be joining an exciting, NIH-funded laboratory under the supervision of an involved faculty member.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Perform independent research, keep accurate records of experiments, analyze data for publication, and present results to Principal Investigator
• Execute, develop and improve assays such as RT-qPCR, in vitro transcription, immunoblotting and ELISAs
• Assist in the implementation of new molecular techniques in the laboratory
• Provide assistance with the training and supervising of students as well as other support personnel in molecular and cellular biology
• Laboratory management/supervision, ordering laboratory reagents and supplies, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
• Maintain OSEH safety requirements in the lab
• Administrative duties such as overseeing and keeping records of laboratory purchases; coordinating with Principal Investigator on budgetary issues
• Assist in the development of laboratory policies and procedures
• Participate in laboratory meetings and journal clubs
• Provide technical support according to overall project goals as developed by the Principal Investigator
• Set up equipment and materials for experiments
• Maintain laboratory inventory and research equipment
• Work in collaboration with Principal Investigator on other projects as needed

Required Qualifications*

• Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, or related health science field
• 2 to 3 years of experience in basic laboratory research and a demonstrated ability to execute the duties described above
• Excellent interpersonal, communicative, and computer skills, as well as the demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment are a must
• Experience in performing RT-qPCR, immunoblotting and ELISAs
• Willingness to be trained in new laboratory techniques as appropriate to the scientific findings

Desired Qualifications*

•  Master’s degree in molecular biology, integrative physiology, pharmacology, or related health science field
•  Previous experience designing and/or performing RNA-sequencing experiments is highly desirable
•  Proficiency using statistical software such as R
•  The candidate's ability to maintain on-going experiments in the evening and on the weekends is highly desirable.
•  Experience in immunoelectron microscopy, cell culture and in vitro transcription

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.