The Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology is currently recruiting for a Research Laboratory Technician to work in a systems neuroscience laboratory. The Research Technician will work closely with the Principal Investigator and other lab members to perform studies exploring neural circuits underlying behaviors such as feeding, sleep, and learning. Research in the lab will involve neuroanatomy and optogenetics. The Research Technician can expect excellent training and mentorship towards a career in science.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Lab administrative/organizational work - ordering, inventory, interacting with lab safety, setting up and maintaining equipment.
Research work – Histology, microscopy, genotyping, mouse colony maintenance, mouse surgery, mouse training and optogenetics experiments.
Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years experience.
Previous lab experience outside of normal course work. Must be creative, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work as part of a team for general lab duties. Must be comfortable working with mice.
Experience with behavioral neuroscience research, including with specific techniques: mouse husbandry, genotyping, histology, microscopy, and mouse behavioral training.
Experience with coding in Matlab and/or Python, as well as familiarity with electronics would be beneficial.
Monday through Friday. Some duties may require coming in on weekends.
40 hours per week.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 165745
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