Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This posting is for a position starting as a Research Technician Senior in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Michigan.
Our laboratory uses immune phenotyping of patients, animal systems, and cell models to understand and treat heart disease. The successful candidate will become a member of a collaborative and interdisciplinary research lab involved in understanding the mechanisms through which the immune system drives cardiovascular disease. The position is focused on tissue harvesting and isolation of cells, processing of clinical blood samples, cytometry and microscopy, and molecular biology (RNA/protein work).
Duties include but are not limited to:
Cell culture, RNA and protein work
Cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy
Attend scheduled laboratory meetings
Maintain detailed and accurate record of experiments
Place order requests with Internal Medicine Purchasing team
Analyze data for publications, under the direction of the PI
Communicate effectively with the laboratory team
Communicate with the Division pre-award and post-award staff as needed
Other duties, as assigned
A bachelor's degree in a health science discipline is required, with advanced degree/training preferred
A minimum of one year of experience
The flexibility to be able to conduct experiments over some weekends
Experience with phenotyping animal models, RNA/protein extraction protocols, cell culture, and modern molecular biology techniques is required
Previous experience in a bench science research laboratory is required
Understands and demonstrates the core concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC), including: Respect and Dignity, Information Sharing, Participation, and Team Collaboration
The ability to communicate effectively using online communication platforms
A background in immunology or vascular biology is helpful, but not required
Experience with RNA and protein work and the phenotyping of animal models (cell and organ processing) and immune phenotyping is helpful but not required
We, the staff and faculty of the U-M Cardiovascular Center (CVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Respect and Compassion; Collaboration; Innovation; and Commitment to Excellence.
Each CVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member. The CVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care.
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Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 197017
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