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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Darleen Sandoval is looking for a motivated individual to serve as a Research Technician Intermediate or Senior.  Dr. Sandoval's laboratory is a part of a multi-PI team that is located at the North Campus Research Center. Her research focus is on the neural integration of the GI tract and the CNS in regulation of metabolism with a particular focus on therapeutic targets for obesity and type 2 diabetes.  This position will require an individual with a diverse set of skills including the ability to conduct long-term phenotyping studies in rats and mice, in vivo physiological studies in awake, conscious rats and mice, basic bench top work, and will have a few administrative duties including animal care protocols.  The successful applicant will have experience in basic and complex laboratory methods, animal handling, evaluating results, and have good organizational skills, time management, accurate data management, and enthusiasm to learn new procedures and methods.

Responsibilities*

  • Support laboratory scientists with research projects
  • General laboratory maintenance
  • Radiation safety handling, documentation, and compliance
  • Mouse and rat intravenous catheter handling and studies involving radiation handling
  • Lead and organize large-scale mouse and rat phenotyping studies focused on body weight and metabolism
  • Data entry and basic data analysis (graphs, basic statistics)
  • With guidance, develop experimental protocols and new methodologies  
  • Helping other lab members with conducting and designing experiments
  • Maintain neat and organized data spreadsheets and research notes
  • Assist in training users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques
  • Supervises temporary support personnel

Required Qualifications*

  • B.S. degree in a biological sciences related discipline and at least 2 years' experience with small rodent handling and research for the Senior level; Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years’ experience in a laboratory setting for the Intermediate level
  • Work well independently and as a member of a large team
  • Experience with managing laboratory compliance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience teaching laboratory personnel
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Enthusiastic about learning new methods and procedures

Desired Qualifications*

  • Small rodent surgical skills a plus

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.