Research Technologist I

Grand Rapids MI
Jul 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Embedded in an international network, our research is focused on basic and translational biology of the human a placenta to explain the underlying mechanisms of placental disorders such as IUGR, preeclampsia and preterm birth. Furthermore, we work on paradigm shifting translational approaches for the early detection of disease as well as novel intervention strategies.

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. The job may require the appropriate pesticide applicator's registration/ certification and/or experience working with potentially dangerous research animals.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with cell and/or tissue culture and willingness to work with human specimens; technical proficiency, ability to learn new techniques quickly, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills are required; ability to troubleshoot within scope of training; ability to consistently meet deadlines; English proficiency and efficient communicator, grant writing skills

Required Application Materials

Cover letter and CV


Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded until 8/31/2018 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.