Research Lab Tech Senior / Intermediate

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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 30,000 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

Responsibilities*

Seeking a motivated organized individual to serve as research support staff for Neuroscience laboratory involved in investigating the neurobiological substrates of learning and memory using genetically engineered mice. Laboratory employs a wide range of techniques including molecular biology, electrophysiology and behavioral analysis. Candidate will be expected to perform technical, administrative, general laboratory functions. The candidate will be expected to coordinate maintenance, breeding and genotyping of transgenic mouse colonies.  Collect mouse tissue samples, isolate DNA from mouse tissues, and analyze DNA by PCR. The candidate should be familiar with routine molecular biology techniques, which may include RNA isolation, RT-PCR, Additional experience with biochemical techniques, including protein purification, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry is expected.  Additional responsibilities will include: order and maintain lab supplies, materials and equipment; unpack received orders, and arrange returns of damaged or incorrect orders. Maintain a clean, safe, and functional laboratory. Enter data into computer in Excel or other database format. Assist the PI in preparing reports, abstracts, and publications of data. In addition, the candidate may be responsible for training and supervising undergraduate work study students.

Required Qualifications*

Senior Level: Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years experience required.

Intermediate Level: HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 1-3 years experience required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Desired Qualifications*

B.S. in biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience, or a related biological science. One to two years of previous experience working in a research setting with transgenic mice. A successful candidate will be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and inquisitive, with good organizational and communication skills. A candidate should also have a willingness to learn new techniques, in particular behavioral analysis of mice. Experience with common computer programs including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, LaserGene, and Graphpad Prism is a plus.  Ability and willingness to learn new techniques. Excellent communications skills and ability to work as part of a team is required.

Underfill Statement

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

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.