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Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Research Lab Specialist Intermediate who is energetic, enthusiastic, and enjoys collaborative and independent
science. This position is for a lab manager who will handle the day-to-day operations of the laboratory and manage the animal colony.
The focus of the lab is on genetic disorders of the eye and uncovering the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis using cell culture and mouse
models.

Term limited for one year with option to extend pending funding.

Mission Statement

The Kellogg Eye Center seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease. 

Guiding Principles: Teamwork, Caring, Innovation, and Integrity

Responsibilities*

The position involves laboratory managerial roles participations in many of the following:
Managing transgenic mouse colony: managing mouse colony and matings, including tagging and tailing, genotyping, harvesting and processing
tissues, PCR
Histology and immunohistochemistry: Cryo/Paraffin sectioning, immunofluorescence staining, in situ hybridization
Molecular biology experiments: cloning, protein purification, gene editing, chromatin immunoprecipitation, single cell and bulk RNA-seq, Western
blotting, cell culture
Laboratory management: ordering and maintaining lab supplies, interfacing with regulatory committees including OSHA, IBC, IRB, UCUCA
Genetics and genomics: High-throughput sequencing and analysis.

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree and 4 to 5 years related experience. Employees in this classification are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position. 
Highly motivated responsible individual with excellent communication and organizational skills.
Must have previous laboratory experience in working with mice (at least 1-2 years) with strong molecular biology experimental background with
experience with basic techniques including PCR, Western blotting, histology and immunohistochemistry.

Desired Qualifications*

Desire experience in genomics and dealing with next generation seqeuncing analysis, including experience with programming in R/Python and
expertise with variant filtering/clustering/and classification
Desire extensive expertise with transgenic mice, including breeding and maintainance, genotyping, and histologic analysis.
Experience in working with ocular tissues and interest in eye genetics.
Masters, PhD, or MD in the above fields

Additional Information

Must provide proof of current eligibility to work in the United States, and be available on or before September 30, 2019 in order to apply.
 

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.