A cover letter is required for consideration and should be attached as the first page of your CV. Please be sure to include contact information for 2-3 professional references that can speak to your relevant skills.
The Zaman Lab at the University of Michigan is housed in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and is part of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. We do a mix of computational and microbial experiments to understand how host-parasite interactions shape the biological world. To test and develop coevolutionary theories in the lab, we use model communities of E. coli and bacteriophage, viruses that specifically infect bacteria.
We are looking to hire a full-time research technician to support our work primarily in the wet lab, but computational skills/interests are a definite plus.
NOTE: This is a one (1) year term limited appointment with a start date of approximately April 1, 2020.
50% - Daily transfers of microbial cultures, developing assays for measuring evolved microbial traits (e.g., growth curves, competition assays, flow cytometry, sequencing), daily maintenance of ongoing experiments.
20% - Analysis of results, preparation of figures for publication and presentation, aid in writing for papers and grants.
20% - Training of temporary, hourly, and undergraduate students, maintaining lab safety training records, Overseeing undergraduates in basic lab maintenance tasks.
10% - General lab maintenance, ordering and inventory of laboratory supplies, managing shared equipment sign up, etc.,
Associate's degree in biology, genetics, or microbiology with 1-2 years of previous experience performing independent research in a microbiology lab.
Expertise with aseptic technique and microbial culturing.
The ability to work well in a collaborative environment, and the willingness to mentor undergraduates.
Experience with basic molecular techniques (e.g., primer design, PCR, cloning), and computational skills (e.g., python, R) are desirable.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
Please note that this is a 12 month term limited position.
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