Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Michigan Center for Translational Pathology is looking for a Research Laboratory Technician Senior to perform several duties related to cancer biology experiments in mice and zebrafish. Relevant skills include basic cell culture, DNA/ RNA/ protein isolation from tissues and cells, western blot and qPCR. With respect to animal experiments themselves, the job will include PCR genotyping, preparing mice for procedures, giving anesthesia, dissections, performing injections (subcutaneous, intra-peritoneal, intra venous and oral gavage); xenograft implantation (subcutaneous, intra-venous, kidney capsule), castration surgeries, monitoring tumor growth by calipers, and bioluminescent tumor imaging. Individual will perform these diverse duties as a member of a team of investigators.
Ability to function independently as well as a team member in a team setting
Experience in cell culture, DNA/RNA/protein isolation, PCR genotyping, qPCR, Western blotting
Animal experience mandatory; must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal
byproducts, and bedding materials.
Willing to perform some tasks associated with zebrafish colony maintenance (no prior zebrafish experience necessary)
Willing to have some schedule flexibility (and occasionally work on weekends)
Bachelor’s degree or higher with specialization in cell biology or a related field
1-2 years of experience
High school diploma or associate's degree
1-3 years of experience
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
MCTP employs genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches on clinical biospecimens to identify novel cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets. The mission of the Center is to facilitate the discovery, validation, and implementation of candidate target genes/proteins in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. The Center employs a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging talent from diverse disciplines ranging from medicine, pathology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, engineering, cytogenetics, and molecular therapeutics.
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Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 169646
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