Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Farkash Lab in the Department of Pathology is hiring a full time Research Lab Technician Intermediate to assist with histology and immunohistochemistry for research into kidney disease and complications of kidney transplantation. Proficiency in paraffin sectioning, routine and/or special tissue stains (H&E, PAS), and single color immunohistochemistry is required. Experience with multicolored immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, or cryosectioning is highly desirable.
Technicians would be expected to assist with routine laboratory upkeep, including regulatory compliance, ordering, and maintaining a slide archive/database. Applicants should have good organizational and communication skills, and be willing to work independently or as part of a team as needed.
The laboratory has collaborations with other basic and translational science laboratories at the University of Michigan engaged in immunology, microbiology and pathology research. Interested and motivated technicians will have opportunities to learn additional techniques and become involved in internal and collaborative projects.
Cutting histologic sections, routine and special histochemical staining, and multicolor immunohistochemical staining for Farkash Lab and collaborating research projects.
Optimize new antibodies and immunohistochemical stains and troubleshoot protocols with the supervision of the investigator.
Cryosectioning and immunofluorescence.
Maintain and organize the lab, including ordering lab supplies, overseeing the histochemical reagent inventory, safe storage and disposal of hazardous waste products, and organization of the slide archive.
Perform administrative duties related to the lab, including obtaining specimens from bioarchives, safety and human research regulatory compliance, and scheduling maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Associate Degree and 1-3 years’ experience is required.
Proficiency in paraffin sectioning, routine histochemical stains, and basic immunohistochemistry.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization skills, and interpersonal skills.
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related sciences and laboratory experience is preferred.
Proficiency in multicolor immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence
Experience in electron microscopy, cryosectioning, and/or immunofluorescence.
Molecular techniques, including extraction of DNA or RNA from paraffin tissue and PCR.
Background in research with human subjects or laboratory management.
Familiarity with Microsoft office, Excel, database and statistical software.
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