Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A temporary Research Technician position is available in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School. The goal of our research program is to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in brain tumor formation, and the role of specific signaling pathways and stem cells in tumor progression and resistance to therapies. The project also involves cancer cell genome-editing technologies, epigenetics, whole cancer genome sequencing, bioinformatics analysis and DNA repair mechanisms. This project has a strong translational component to develop and implement novel therapeutic strategies in human clinical trials for brain cancer.
The Research Technician will perform experimental procedures in one or more areas of work under the supervision of the Principal Investigators and/or higher-level research staff. He/she will also be required to perform simple statistical calculations and data analysis, perform library research on specified topics and prepare bibliographies, and assist with manuscript preparation.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology and 6 months’ experience in a laboratory setting. A strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology is required.
Experience with bioinformatics and computational biology is desired.
* This is a term-limited appointment. At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.
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Internal Number: 171267
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