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.
A research laboratory technician position is available in the laboratories of Dr. Peng Li and Dr. Wenjing Wang at the Life Sciences Institute. We are looking for someone with a background in molecular biology and neurobiology to apply novel chemical tools in in vivo mouse model. This position will report directly to Dr. Li and Dr. Wang.
Our mission at the Life Sciences Institute is to advance the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to pioneer new ideas to improve human health.
Participate or lead an independent research project to apply novel chemical tools in mouse model;
Perform stereotactic surgeries and behavioral assays (e.g. breathing tracing) on mice;
Conduct immunofluorescence and confocal imaging;
Assist and perform molecular cloning and neuronal cell culture.
High School Diploma or Associate's degree
Minimum of six months of research laboratory experience
Minimum of six months experience in mouse handling
Minimum of six months experience in basic molecular biology (e.g., DNA gel electrophoresis and DNA purification)
Minimum of two-year commitment
Bachelor's degree (or expected graduate) in Biology or related majors (e.g., Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry)
Minimum of six months experience in the following:
Rodent surgeries (e.g., stereotaxic injection)
Rodent behavioral essays
Mouse perfusion and tissue harvest
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions
Dental, Vision and Legal Insurance
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
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Internal Number: 195940
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