Please include a cover letter stating your research experience, interests, and future plans along with a CV or resume.
The Meisler laboratory in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a highly-motivated research laboratory technician. Our laboratory is focused on human neurological disorders including epilepsy and neurodegeneration. We use mouse and cell culture models to evaluate therapeutic interventions. This is an excellent position for a recent graduate hoping to obtain a few years of experience before applying to graduate or medical school, with opportunities to work closely with undergraduate students, graduate students and senior scientists and to gain experience in presentation of experimental results to joint lab meetings. The Department of Human Genetics provides a stimulating intellectual environment with an active seminar program and other opportunities to learn about advances in this dynamic field. Some responsibility for lab organization.
The applicant will work with students and postdoctoral fellows to carry out well-defined research projects in cell culture and in vivo mouse models, using molecular genetics techniques including:
PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, and DNA sequencing
DNA and RNA isolation
Breeding, genotyping and characterizing mouse models carrying human epilepsy mutations.
Research Lab Tech Intermediate:
Required: HS Diploma or Assoc. Degree and 1-3 year of experience is required. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Good Communication Skills a plus. Motivation to develop new research skills and assume increasing responsibility.
Research Lab Tech Associate:
Required: HS Diploma or Assoc. Degree and 0-1 year of experience is required. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Good Communication Skills a plus. Motivation to develop new research skills and assume increasing responsibility.
Desired: BA/BS in biology, genetics or a related field with two years of laboratory research experience (which may be at the undergraduate level).
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 181389
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