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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 Corfas lab in the Kresge Hearing Research Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in transmission electron microscopy to work on projects related to myelin development and plasticity using mice. The primary responsibilities for the successful candidate will include mouse perfusion and dissection, tissue embedding and sectioning, EM imaging and analysis, ordering reagents and supplies, record keeping, etc. Experience in fluorescence microscopy (conventional and confocal) is highly desirable.

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Required Qualifications*

Intermediate Level:

  1. One or more years of relevant experience and associate's or bachelor's degree with background in laboratory sciences.
  2. Experience in electron microscopy.
  3. Experience in handling of mice.
  4. Familiarity with good laboratory practices and organization.
  5. Ability to work independently and to manage multiple research projects simultaneously.
  6. Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.
  8. Highly desirable: experience and knowledge on histological staining, immunostaining, fluorescence microscopy.

Associate Level:  Up to 1 year relevant experience and HS diploma or Associate's degree.

Underfill Statement

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

Background Screening

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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.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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