Research Area Specialist Inter

    University of Michigan
    Ann arbor, MI
    Full-time

    Job Description

    How to Apply

    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.

    Why Join Michigan Medicine?

    Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world's most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

    What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
    • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
    • Retirement Savings Opportunities
    Responsibilities*

    The position involves all aspects of animal research: preparing rats and mice for various types of surgical and non-surgical procedures, preparation and administration of therapeutic drugs via various routes (subcutaneous, IP, IV, oral gavage), end-of-study necropsies, harvest, and proper handling and storage of valuable study samples.

    The position would also involve cell culture, injection or implanting of cancer cell or tissue xenografts through various routes (subcutaneous, IP, IC, orthotopic), and monitoring tumor growth by calipers and bioluminescent imaging.

    Keeping an organized record of measurements and observations for inspection is required. Entering data into a spreadsheet, analyzing and presenting results using computer graphing, statistical and presentation programs.

    Required Qualifications*

    Bachelor Degree in biological science or a related field with a minimum of 10-year laboratory research experience or a Master degree in in biological science or a related field with a minimum of 5-year laboratory research experience.

    Ability to function independently as well as part of the team.

    Must be able to follow UCUCA guidelines to identify clinical symptoms of end-stage illness in rats and mice.

    Must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal byproducts, and bedding materials for prolonged periods of time.

    Must be able to wear protective equipment (mask, bonnet, gown, etc.) to work with immunodeficient animals for prolonged periods of time.

    Must be able to work with Hazardous Substances in compliance with OSEH Guidelines

    Desired Qualifications*

    Research experience on testing novel anticancer drugs in animal models of human cancer highly desirable.

    Extensive experience in the care, handling, and treatment of laboratory animals.

    Excellent knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in animal care and laboratory activities.

    Experience in molecular biology such as cloning, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR and Western blot is a plus.

    Background Screening

    Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

    Application Deadline

    Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Posting ID: 558408524Posted: 2020-05-22