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 specialist. Our laboratory is focused on human neurological disorders including epilepsy and neurodegeneration. We use mouse and cell culture models to evaluate genetic therapies. Opportunities to work closely with undergraduate students, graduate students and senior scientists. Opportunity to present experimental results at lab meetings and national meetings, and to publish in high quality journals. 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. We enjoy a collegial working environment with both collaborative and independent projects.
The applicant will work with students and postdoctoral fellows to carry out research projects using cell culture and in vivo mouse models, with molecular genetics techniques that include:
PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, RNAseq and DNA sequencing
DNA and RNA isolation
Breeding, genotyping and characterizing mouse models carrying human epilepsy mutations, including conditional cre/lox models.
This position offers the opportunity to exercise increasing autonomy in managing the operation of the lab, coordinating the processing and analysis of data and the conduct of experimental tests, and suggesting new or revised research methodologies.
Assist the principal investigator in development of research goals.
Provide significant input into the development of procedures and in research design.
Train users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques.
Explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operations limitations and outcomes.
Evaluate results and recommend improvements in research design and modeling.
Ensure equipment is operating according to specifications.
Perform independent analysis of pertinent literature.
Bachelor’s Degree and 4-5 year of experience. Good Communication Skills a plus. Motivation to develop new research skills and assume increasing responsibility.
BA/BS in biology, genetics or a related field, Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree preferred.
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