Research Technologist I

East Lansing
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Johnson Laboratory in the Department of Psychology is searching for a full-time laboratory research technologist for one year, with the likelihood of a longer appointment based on performance. The successful candidate's responsibilities will include to run basic behavioral tasks in rodents, implement standard scientific techniques such as preparation of solutions for injections and staining, PCR, stereotaxic surgery, post-operative care, immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridization for behavioral circuit analyses. Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to assist in the completion of data acquired through experimental endeavor, maintain and monitor research instruments, laboratory inventory, and the disposal of hazardous material. The project is funded by a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal and laboratory management skills; strong verbal communication skills; ability to work independently to meet deadlines; excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task; experience with computer software-based statistical analysis of data; experience with the use of  Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software;  managing external and internal grant accounts and laboratory budgets; contributing to the creation and later editing of pre-award grant proposals; experience with laboratory animal handling and husbandry; experience conducting surgical procedures on rodents; experience obtaining brain or other tissues from laboratory rodents.



Required Application Materials

Cover letter, resume or CV

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Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded until 5/31/18.

Summary of Health Risks

Candidates will work with animals and unfixed animal tissue; chemicals such as paraformaldehyde, xylene (under a fume hood).


Bidding eligibility ends on 5/23/17 at 11:55 PM

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