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Job Summary

The Isom laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology is looking for a Research Laboratory Technician Senior. The focus of research in our laboratory is Dravet Syndrome (DS), a developmental and epileptic encephalopathy, with particular emphasis on the pathophysiology of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) in DS as well as the biology of voltage-gated sodium channels. This position will be primarily research-focused with an emphasis on, but not limited to, immunohistochemistry followed by confocal imaging and data analysis. The successful candidate will be motivated and interested in engaging in ion channel and neuroscience research in a collaborative laboratory environment.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 26,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  2:1 Match on retirement savings.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience
  • Prior experience with immunofluorescent labeling of tissue sections and fluorescent imaging, particularly confocal microscopy
  • The ability to work semi-independently with faculty supervision
  • Attention to detail, good communication skills with proficiency in English, and good organizational skills

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with mouse handling is strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in cryostat sectioning, ImageJ/Fiji image analysis, protein biochemistry, and/or RNA isolation and qPCR are beneficial but not required
  • Willingness to learn new research techniques based on project needs
  • Willingness to contribute to general lab tasks and work as a part of a large laboratory team

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.