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The laboratory of Jacob Mueller, in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School, is seeking a Research Lab Specialist. Work will focus on the use of transgenic mice to study the functions of genes involved in sperm development. This is a small-to-medium sized laboratory, providing a great opportunity to develop important skills in molecular genetics. The applicant will be involved in defined independent research projects and be expected to make original scientific contributions and interpret and analyze results. The position will heavily focus on mouse molecular genetic techniques, which includes PCR, qtPCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, DNA and RNA isolation, immunohistochemistry, breeding and dissecting mice. Lab management support will also be expected in the form of routine laboratory maintenance and compliance with University of Michigan safety and animal care regulations. The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills, maintain laboratory records, have the ability to work under deadlines with general guidance, and to contribute to manuscripts, grants and presentations. The position is for two years with a possible extension.
Master’s degree or PhD in biology, genetics or a related field and significant (5+ years) laboratory research experience is required. Co-authored at least one publication in related field. Experience with molecular genetics techniques including PCR and DNA and RNA sample preparation and mouse handling/breeding is required. Good organizational, multi-tasking, problem-solving skills and background in mouse genetics are required. Additional prerequisites include a high degree of motivation and the ability to think and work both independently and collaboratively. Experience with cloning, immunohistochemistry, mouse handling, or cell sorting is highly desirable.
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