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Job Summary

The Samuelson Laboratory in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology is looking for a research technician to join our team. We study gastrointestinal stem cell biology using genetically engineered mouse models and organoid cultures to define mechanisms regulating cellular renewal and repair after injury.


Maintain transgenic and mutant mouse breeding colony:
-Maintain Excel spread sheets and prepared reports for each mouse colony
-Ear-tag, tail or ear biopsy and wean mice
-PCR genotype mice
-Develop new PCR genotyping assays and trouble shoot problems

-Train and supervise part-time undergraduate research assistants
-Maintain lab supplies and stocks
-Oversight of IACUC and OSEH standards for the laboratory.

Provide general research support to assist laboratory researchers with experiments on an as-needed basis including: tissue processing, sectioning and histology of mouse and human tissues; immunohistochemical staining of tissue sections; gene expression by qRT-PCR; cell culture and gene transfer experiments.

Required Qualifications*

-Detail oriented, responsible individual with excellent communication and organizational skills.
-Associate's degree and 1-year of experience in biological science or a related field is required.
-Must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a research team, and be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with team members.
-Must be comfortable handling mice

Desired Qualifications*

-Bachelor's degree in biological science or a related filed
-An understanding of basic mammalian genetics
-Experience working in a biomedical research laboratory, including handling mice and PCR genotyping
-Experience in histological staining and microscopic analysis of tissue sections
-Excel database management
-Knowledge of chemical solution preparation and operation of basic research laboratory equipment (micropipettors, centrifuges, balances, pH meter, autoclave)

Work Schedule

M-F 9-5 with some holiday work required

Background Screening

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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.