Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Assist principal investigator(s) in research projects investigating the molecular mechanisms of cancer and aging in human skin. Responsibilities include oversight of mouse colonies, including accurate record keeping, breeding, tagging, genotyping, etc. Understand and implement all relevant regulations regarding the use of animals for research as specified by the
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
. Interact Unit of laboratory Animal Medicine staff and laboratory members to facilitate compliance with IACUC regulations. Perform procedures on mice (injections, skin biopsies, etc.), and molecular analysis of biological samples using molecular biology, biochemical and imaging methods.
Ideal candidate will have the ability to support multiple laboratory procedures such as animal management, cryosectioning of tissue, mammalian tissue culture, basic molecular biology procedures (PCR, RNA/DNA isolation, bacterial culture, plasmid preparation, etc.), preparing solutions for experiments, and conducting experiments, as directed by the principal investigators. Maintain well-organized, written records of experimental results. Actively participate in laboratory research meetings. Assist in analysis and preparation of data for manuscripts, scientific conferences, and proposals for funding agencies.
Enhance the daily smooth operation of the laboratory, including adherence to University ethical and safety standards. Conduct routine maintenance on equipment and coordinate repairs with laboratory group. Computer skills including working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Endnote, and various statistical programs. This position requires organization, communication, analytical skills, and common sense.
Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and/or related science discipline with 1-3 years of experience. Requires the academic knowledge of a health science discipline such as public health, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy, pathology, and/or animal research, plus the ability to translate, adapt, and apply this knowledge to conducting health science research. Ability to work with others in a cooperative team environment, excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills, documented strong computer skills, and a personal commitment to excellence in execution of job duties.
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