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Seeking a motivated, organized indiviual to serve as research
support staff for a Neuroscience laboratory involved in
investigating the neurobiological basis of complex behavior
including cognitive function using genetically engineered mice as
the main research platform. This would be a full time position and
the laboratory is currently looking for a two-year commitment. The
applicant would report directly to the laboratory manager, but
would be expected to assist other members of the laboratory
including junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral
trainees. Motivated staff with similar starting job titles in the
laboratory have typically done on to develop their own research
The candidate will be expected to coordinate maintenance,
breeding and genotyping of transgenic mouse colonies. Collect mouse
tissue samples, isolate DNA from mouse tissues, and analyze DNA by
PCR. The candidate should be familiar with routine molecular
biology techniques, which may include, recombinant DNA
manipulation, cloning, and bacterial cell culture and
transformation. Candidate will also be responsible for culturing
neurons from neonatal mice. Finally, the candidate will be
responsible for behavioral analysis of genetically engineered mice.
Behavioral assays will include paradigms to measure cognitive and
Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years experience required.
M.S. in neuroscience, or a related biological science with 1-3
years of lab experience. A successful candidate will be highly
motivated, enthusiastic, and inquisitive, with good organizational
and communication skills. Ability to work closely with others as
part of a team is a must. The candidate should also have a
willingness to learn new techniques, in particular behavioral
analysis of mice. While knowledge of specific software packages is
not required, experience with computers and Windows operating
system is expected. Demonstration of full time lab work involving
mice is desirable. Knowledge of mouse neuroanatomy a plus.
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.
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.
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Research Laboratory Tech Sr
Research Laboratory Tech Sr
Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
MM Michigan Neuroscience Inst
5/25/2021 - 6/01/2021