Research Laboratory Technician Intermediate/Associate
The Lorberbaum Laboratory is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Research Laboratory Technician in the Department of Pharmacology and Caswell Diabetes Institute (CDI) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of Dr. David Lorberbaum on projects exploring the molecular mechanisms regulating pancreatic islet development and function using genetically modified mice and cell culture as model systems. The laboratory will open in April 2023 and would prefer a 2-year commitment from the successful applicant. This is an ideal position for candidates seeking additional hands-on experience before applying to graduate school to pursue biomedical research careers in PhD or MD programs, but all interested parties will be considered.
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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
The person in this position will receive training directly from Dr. Lorberbaum and work with him to help to establish his new research laboratory at the University of Michigan Medical School. Examples of typical work that will be performed are:
- Ordering and restocking reagents for the laboratory
- Maintenance and genotyping of mouse colonies
- Maintenance of cell culture, including hESC beta-like cell differentiations
- Molecular and histological analysis of mouse tissues, including genomic DNA PCR, RNA isolation, gene expression analysis by qPCR and NGS sequencing, protein localization or quantification by immunofluorescence analysis, Western or ELISA assay
- After being trained, the successful candidate may provide supervision for future student workers and/or other technicians. The level of supervision will be commensurate with the appointees’ experience.
- BA or BS degree in Biology, Genetics or a related field
- A minimum of 1 year of wet bench experience for the Intermediate classification
- Up to 1 year of experience for the Associate classification
- Willingness to work with laboratory mice and cell culture
- Team player interested in acquiring new technical skills
- Ability to document and communicate in a clear and timely manner
- Exceptional organizational skills and great attention to detail
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
- Hands-on experience in cell culture and mouse colony maintenance
- Specific work experience in molecular, histological, and cell biology techniques
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
NOTE: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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