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The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Research Laboratory Technician Associate. The desired candidate will work under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI) in a neuroscience laboratory that studies the neuroepigenetics of eating and obesity.
The candidate must have previous research experience in molecular biology or neuroscience or preferably both. Experience with fruit flies, performing behavioral experiments, dissections, confocal microscopy, RNA work and qPCR is preferred. The successful applicant will be conduct and troubleshoot experiments, record and analyze the resulting data, and organize the data for publication. This person will also actively participate in lab meetings and must be willing to learn and develop new knowledge and skills in order to establish new experimental protocols, and to contribute to the completion of project goals.
Research duties (60%): Execution of various molecular biology and neuroscience techniques including but not limited to behavior, qPCR, DNA cloning, dissections, behavior, imaging.
Data collection, analysis, and writing (20%): Maintain an intact lab research record, generate analysis result and reports; assist in writing of papers and grant proposals.
Training (5%): Train and assist undergraduate and graduate students in lab procedures as needed.
Flexible hours (5%): Help other lab members with their experiments when needed.
High school diploma or Associate’s degree and 1 year of experience. The applicant should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong organizational and time management skills.
Bachelor’s degree in a life science discipline and 1-2 years of relevant research experience in a molecular or neuroscience lab is preferred.
This is a one-year term limited position with possibility to extend it for longer.
Under FLSA, incumbents in this position are nonexempt and are eligible for overtime for any hours worked beyond 40 hours per week.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
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