Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The laboratory technician will be responsible performing 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 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 the specific field of research employment or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques 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. The position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.
Experience with quantitative analysis techniques (e.g. protein assays, western blotting, ELISA, DNA cloning and PCR) and/or small animal techniques (e.g. animal husbandry,animal handling and behavioral testing, surgical preparation/assistance, and post-mortem tissue processing) are highly desired. Prior experience or training in neuroscience and/or cell and molecular biology laboratories in academia or industry is highly desirable. Applicants with a Master's degree are preferred. Must interact, communicate and work well with others.
Required Application Materials
CV List of 3 references Statement of Career goals (1 page)
Description of End Date
This is an end-dated position funded for one year (12 months) from start date, may be extended upon funding renewal.
Summary of Health Risks
Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue
Internal Number: 637135
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