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.
The Iwase laboratory in the Department of Human Genetics (DHG) seeks a highly-motivated Associate Research Laboratory Specialist to assist with laboratory research. The selected candidate will be working in molecular biology laboratory consisting of graduate students, postdocs, and research staff.
Design, execute, and validate molecular biology experiments.
Perform bioinformatics analyses of gathered data.
Contribute written content and analysis to manuscripts, proposal submissions, progress reports, and presentations.
Perform mouse colony maintenance related to experimentation. Train and supervise undergraduate researchers or volunteers who may assist with experimentation.
Present data to PI and colleagues including one-on-one meetings and during laboratory meetings and collaborative project working groups.
PhD in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or a related discipline
1 or more years of combined wet lab research experience in a related field
Experience with molecular biology experiments
Experience with designing experiments and safety protocols, and analyzing and presenting data
Experience with mouse colony maintenance
Excellent teamwork and communication skills
Knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety protocols including biological and chemical safety
Experience in training students and others on lab safety and on the application of new techniques
Due to the specific project this individual will work on, this is a term limited position. It expected that this position will end August 31, 2024. At the end of the stated term, your appointment will terminate, and will not be eligible for Reduction-in-Force (RIF) benefits. This term-limited appointment does not create a contract or guarantee of employment for any period of time as you will remain subject to disciplinary or other performance measures, up to and including termination, at the will of the University in accordance with existing University policy and standards for employee performance and conduct.
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The Department of Human Genetics at Michigan Medicine is recognized as the first dedicated human genetics department in the United States. The DHG is one of nine basic science departments in the Medical School with primary missions of teaching and research devoted to advancing the fields of genetics and genomics to further our understanding of biology and human disease. The Department is growing as faculty are presently being recruited. We enjoy social functions as a Department, including a yearly department picnic and a yearly department retreat.
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