Academic/Faculty, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Medical - Research
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Core Equipment Specialist within the Investigative Medicine Department. The Core Equipment Specialist is responsible for handling daily operations within the core facilities.
Oversees all activities in the core labs
Manages organization and overall function in the core labs
Maintains equipment and inventory through making minor adjustments, performing scheduled maintenance, and troubleshooting major problems utilizing departmental resources and manufacturers telephone trouble lines
Maintains clean and efficient work area and replenishes supplies as necessary. Responsible for inventory maintenance
Provides instruction in laboratory technique, instrumentation, and application of laboratory test procedures to new technologists or technicians and students
Communicates problems or matters of a scientific, technical and/or administrative nature within the department and interdepartmentally utilizing computer technology
Maintains accurate records of tests conducted, results, and data including calculation of results from supplied data, obtained data and statistics for quality assurance
Assists with the development of technical procedures and protocols
Assists with various assays on purified populations including one or more of the following:
Protein extraction/Western blotting
Additional functional assays manages and directs various sequencing protocols
Next Generation Sequencing
PCR clean up
Coordinates activities with collaborating investigators
Prepares stock solutions and reagents
Tests serum and complement
Availability to work weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects
Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions
All other duties as assigned
Interested and qualified applicants should apply online at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1680/core-equipment-specialist/job. All other open positions are located on our main website at www.med.wmich.edu.
Two years of experience in a similar role preferred. BA or BS in Biological Sciences or Engineering required.
Research experience preferred.
Experience in analytical problem solving.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (...ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.
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