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.
The Kalantry Lab is in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School. We are recruiting a highly motivated technician to join our interdisciplinary and highly interactive laboratory team focused on elucidating principles of epigenetic inheritance primarily, but not exclusively, through the study of X-chromosome inactivation. X-inactivation is an evolutionarily conserved paradigm of epigenetic regulation that equalizes X-linked gene expression between male and female mammals by silencing genes on one of the two X-chromosomes in females. X-inactivation lies at the nexus of functional long noncoding (lnc) RNAs and chromatin-modifying factors.
The Kalantry Lab is a highly energetic and collaborative group made up of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff scientists. We conduct team-based science, while fostering and encouraging intellectual independence and creative approaches to addressing biological questions. As a laboratory, we are all committed to fostering a safe, peaceful and respectful environment for everyone to work towards common scientific goals. We actively support a diverse workforce.
We are interested in qualified applicants with training in a range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, and genomics/epigenomics.
Molecular biology experiments, including PCR, RT-PCR, DNA extractions, and western blotting
Stem cell derivation and culture
Sequencing library preparations of RNAs and chromatin immunoprecipitations (ChIP)
Biochemical assays, including immunoprecipitations and histone methyltransferase assays
Research Lab Tech Associate Required Qualifications: HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 0-1 year experience required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Research Lab Tech Intermediate Required Qualifications: HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 1-3 years experience required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Qualified applicants will hold a B.S. or M.S. in one of the aforementioned (or related) disciplines, will be strongly self-motivated. Strong interpersonal communication skills are essential. Experience with molecular biology techniques and ability to handle mice.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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Interested applicants should email Sundeep Kalantry at firstname.lastname@example.org
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