Research Laboratory Technician

Michigan, United States
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Department of Emergency Medicine is searching for a highly-motivated Research Lab Technician to join the Neumar lab. Their research focuses on basic science and translational research focused on cardiac arrest resuscitation. Specific areas of current focus include mechanisms of neuronal injury, neuroprotective therapies such as hypothermic targeted temperature management (HTTM), and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for refractory cardiac arrest. Primary responsibilities include processing of brain and heart tisse for histology and immunoshistochemistry, microscopic image aquisition, and quantificaiton histologic and immunohistochemical results. The applicant will work closely with several research faculty and other research staff in an established lab at NCRC. This position is R01 funded by the NIH.


Prepare animal tissue samples for histochemical and immunohistochemical staining and analysis. Duties include tissue processing, sectioning, staining (histochemical and immunohistochemical), microsopic image aquisition, and quantitative analysis of microscopic images, and database management. Performs complex histologic procedures and analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Performs, records and analyzes data. Performs instrument maintenance and utilizes established protocols. Follows established policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications*

Biological science degree and 1-2 years of past employment or work experience as a full time research technician.

Desired Qualifications*

Degree in biology, physiology, neuroscience or related scientific field. One or more years of experience with cryostat tissue sectioning, histochemical & immunohistochemical staining, microscopy, and image analysis. Previous experience with processing brain and heart tissue is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and time management skills, good communication skills, ability to work with minimal supervision, and strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise.

Work Schedule

Full time Monday thru Friday with occational nights and weekends depending on study.

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.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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