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Job No. 140091

  • Job Title:
  • Research Laboratory Tech Assoc
  • Employer:
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Location:
  • Ann Arbor , MI
  • Posting Date:
  • 09-Jan-2019
  • Description:
  • Job Summary
    Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or laboratory manager, provides routine technical support to manage a zebrafish colony that houses over 10,000 fish for the study of the genetics of blood clotting disorders and porphyria

    Responsibilities*
    Management of zebrafish colony including daily feeding of fish, maintaining a brine shrimp hatchery and rotifers, monitoring and maintaining water quality, maintaining records, collecting embryos and providing care to pediatric fish (50%)
    Maintain fish facility in a clean and orderly manner in compliance with EHS and ACUO and IACUC university requirements, cleaning fish tanks and tank parts, standardizing probes for pH and conductivity, changing filters, maintaining and/or troubleshooting pumps and associated equipment (30%)
    Breed fish to maintain transgenic and wild type lines
    Screen transgenic embryos using fluorescent microscopy (14%)
    Manage the activities of 1-4 undergraduate employees
    Participate in laboratory meetings
    Provide technical support according to the overall project goals as developed by Principal Investigator (6%)
    Required Qualifications*
    Responsible, reliable and trustworthy individual with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
    Must demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team
    Show initiative and ability to learn new skills or techniques
    Must be able to work weekends and respond to system alarms as needed
    Prior aquatic or zebrafish husbandry experience
    Must be able to lift water filled tanks, filter bags and carbon containers that span a weight range of 10-60 lbs. on a routine basis
    Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately and exercise good judgement
    Desired Qualifications*
    One-year experience in a research setting relevant to the position
    Experience with troubleshooting plumbing, pumps and water quality controllers
    Familiarity with University/Michigan Medicine research administration, systems, policies and/or procedures
    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.

    Mission Statement
    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.

    Application Deadline
    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.
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • United States
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