Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
This candidate will work closely with the laboratory PI as well as other research staff with the primary focus of maintaining the Gynecologic Oncology biorepository. The position will entail working with human samples (including human derived cell lines), cell culture and mouse studies.
Research Methods – in vitro:
Maintain and update standard operating protocols (SOP) for the processing of primary patient samples including tissue, blood, ascites / pleural fluid, and urine
Rigorous documentation of samples processed and stored
Process primary patient samples including tissue, blood, ascites / pleural fluid, and urine
Establish cell lines from primary patient samples
Perform characterization / analysis of samples
Distribute and track samples to collaborators located across the University campus and for off-site storage
Research Methods – in vivo:
Collaborative participation in all aspects patient derived xenograft (PDX) animal model system including tumor implantation, monitoring, and serial passaging
Rigorous documentation of PDX samples
Other functions as required by the PI:
Attend weekly laboratory meetings with at least 50% attendance
Attend monthly departmental biorepository meetings with at least 50% attendance
Monthly summary report to PI of specimens processed, analyzed, and stored
With study team, develop, design, and conduct research according to plans & protocols
Formulate research methods and suggests options for improvement
Bachelor’s degree in a science related field
At least 1 year of experience working in a research lab setting
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well and collaboratively with a unit
Eagerness to learn new methods
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Master’s degree or higher in science or healthcare related field
3 years of experience working in a research lab setting
Experience with primary cell and cell line culture
Experience with mouse handling and experimentation
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 178445
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