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An exciting opportunity has been created to join the Wahl laboratory
(https: // medicine.umich.edu/dept/radonc/research/research-
laboratories/cancer-biology-laboratories/dan-wahl-laboratory ) in the
Department of Radiation Oncology at the Rogel Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
Our laboratory focuses on understanding how altered metabolism causes
aggressive brain tumors to grow and evade our current therapies. We use
genomic/metabolomic studies in brain cancer clinical samples, cell lines and
animals to understand these processes. Our ultimate goal is to use this
knowledge to design new therapeutic strategies and clinical trials for
patients with GBM (https: // labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/study-suggests-
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The individual must be extremely motivated, organized, fastidious and willing
to learn new techniques/concepts, and demonstrate self-improvement. The
successful job candidate will be responsible for supporting laboratory
personnel, primarily with regards to mouse experiments including establishment
of tumors in mice, small animal surgery, radiation treatments, drug treatments
and tumor monitoring. Basic in vitro studies may also be required including
protein and RNA expression and purification from mammalian cells and bacteria,
QPCR, Western blotting, immunofluorescence, CRISPR knockout/mutagenesis,
ELISA, tissue culture of mammalian cell lines and transfection. Duties may
also entail general lab maintenance such as ordering supplies, inventorying,
managing animal/research protocols and organizing the laboratory as needed.
High school diploma or Associate's degree and 1year of experience.
Bachelor's Degree in biology or related health science field. Competence in
handling and working with laboratory mice is helpful. Two years or greater of
laboratory experience is preferred, as is a background in neurosciences or
cancer biology.The individual should also have excellent communication skills
and work well with other lab members.
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