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Job Summary

Laboratory technician working at the state-of-the-art laboratories for animal metabolic phenotyping services.

Responsibilities*

The candidate will carry out in vivo physiology/pharmacology experiments in rodent models of metabolic disorders. He/She will be responsible for evaluating metabolic phenotypes in these models, including assessment of whole body energy expenditure and insulin sensitivity using indirect calorimetry and glucose clamps with [3H]- and [14C]- labeled tracers. In addition, the candidate will be cross-trained in other activities of the Core, in particular, body composition analysis, treadmill exercise training and behavioral studies with rodents including assessment of locomotion activity, video tracking, testing of cognition and anxiety and operant responding.

Required Qualifications*

BS degree in physiology, pharmacology, molecular and cellular biology, or related discipline; strong work ethic, excellent oral and written communications, and ability to work in team are required. Previous laboratory experience in handling mice and rats is preferable.

Work Schedule

M-F, 8 hour/days, with some weekends as needed.

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. 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.