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LAB RESEARCH TECH I

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 70795
Type of Recruitment External
Position Title LAB RESEARCH TECH I
Position Summary

The Lab Research Technician is involved in projects studying the underlying mechanisms of type 2 diabetes and obesity with a focus on the protective effect of GLP-1 on diet induced obesity and is responsible for carrying out wet bench experiments contributing to all areas of focus in the lab, as well as day to day lab management (i.e. ordering and supervision). The Lab Research Technician applies technical knowledge and skills to perform moderately complex laboratory procedures; collecting research data, performing moderately complex analyses, interpreting test results and experiments and communicating and maintaining records of experimental data.

Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field.
One year of related experience.
Experience with tissue culture techniques.
Experience with statistical methods and data analysis.
Competence in molecular biology laboratory skills.
Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills.
Ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications


Master’s degree in molecular biology and physiology.
Three years of experience in a research lab setting.
Strong experiences with western blotting, real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry, cell culture and animal handling experience.
Previous laboratory management experience.

Duties & Responsibilities


Under general supervision and direction of the principal investigator (PI), develops and implements original experiments within the guidelines of the research.
Reagent inventory and ordering as needed.
Performs in vitro and in vivo experiments including, but not limited to: western blotting, real-time PCR, IHC, cell culture and animal experiments.
Presents data at lab meetings.
Reliable and safe operation of all laboratory equipment.
Trains students in the operation of equipment and laboratory protocols.
Keeps laboratory and work area clean and safe.
Manages own time effectively and ensures supervisor is kept informed of activities and progress of work.
Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised

None.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters and transcripts (unofficial or official).

Employee Group Supervisory Technical
Staff Pay Level<br><br><a href= 4
Pay Range $13.33 - $22.23
Division Academic Affairs
Department Physician Assistant
Position Status Provisional
Position End Date 08/01/2018
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Evenings and weekends as necessary
At Will? No
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie.)

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Posting Begins 10/08/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate specific source (i.e., CMU website, Lansing State Journal, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the <a href="https://www.cmich.edu/fas/hr/Documents/internal-candidate.pdf#search=definition%20of%20internal">university's definition</a>?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in science or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least one year of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with tissue culture techniques?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience with statistical methods and data analysis?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Recommendation Letters
  2. List of References