The laboratory technician will be responsible for facilitating the day-to-day activities of a research lab, including in vivo and in vitro experimental work, maintaining and preparing lab reagents, and assisting with training and supervision of staff and students. This position requires participation in project coordination, experimental design, data collection, and data analysis/reporting. Experimental laboratory skills should include working with immunohistochemistry techniques, molecular biology (cloning), biochemistry techniques, and tissue collection. This position is located at 400 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in biology, chemistry, psychology or neuroscience or related science field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in overseeing research projects and laboratory operations, operating and maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment, performing specialized and difficult analytical and research techniques, and designing research experiments in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applicant must have prior laboratory experience, must interact, communicate and work well with others, and must have familiarity with word processing, photo editing and presentation software, spreadsheet and/or database use.
Applicants should have prior experience or training in neuroscience and/or cell and molecular biology laboratories in academia or industry. Specific experience with small animal techniques (e.g. animal husbandry, animal handling and behavioral testing, surgical preparation/assistance and post-mortem tissue processing) are highly desired. Quantitative analysis techniques (e.g. protein assays, western blotting, ELISA, DNA cloning and PCR) are also desired. Applicants with a Master's degree in biology or a related field are preferred.
Required Application Materials
CV List of 3 references Statement of Career goals (<1 page)
Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Summary of Health Risks
Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.
Internal Number: 602903
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