Research Laboratory Specialist Intermediate

University of Michigan

United States

July 11, 2021

Description

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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
  • Responsible for coordinating elements of a research program whose goal is to define the circuits involved in the sympathetic stress response.
  • Evaluate results of experiments and suggest improvements in research design and/or execution.
  • Perform microdissections on rodents. Relevant tissues to be analyzed and studied include the brain, pancreas, and adrenal gland.
  • Perform cell culture on acutely dissociated neurons, pancreatic beta cells, and adrenal chromaffin cells. Experiments on live and fixed tissue are expected to reveal the role of specific proteins in the stress axis both in the CNS and periphery. Specific methods of analysis include high resolution optical microscopy (TIRF, confocal, multi-photon), ELISA, molecular biology, and biochemistry (western blotting, fractionation, etc.).
  • Help maintain and genotype transgenic animal colonies relevant to this research project.
  • Once trained, expected to function effectively with a high level of autonomy and to assist other members of the lab from time-to-time as befits a small, highly collaborative research group.
  • Expected that the candidate will independently perform literature searches relevant to the research project.
  • Expected to present his/her work at biweekly lab meetings and provide critical feedback for other members of the lab where appropriate.
  • Required Qualifications
  • An undergraduate degree (B.A., B.S.) in biology (or a related major) and a minimum of 4 years of work experience in a related field.
  • Experience with high resolution optical microscopy (TIRF, confocal, multi-photon), ELISA, molecular biology, and biochemistry (western blotting, fractionation, etc.).
  • Experience with working with rodents.
  • 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.

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