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Michigan State University(MSU) Research Assistant I in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Position Summary/h3 The Arora Lab in the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering at Michigan State University is seeking a Research Assistant I who will assist in: maintaining animal colony and performing animal surgeries, qPCR for RNA expression; data analysis and scientific writing. Work in the lab focuses on understanding maternal-fetal interactions during early stages of embryonic development using classical developmental biology tools, mouse genetic mutants and 3- Dimensional uterine imaging (a href="http://obgyn.msu.edu/research/researchfaculty/ripla-arora-ph-d)"http://obgyn.msu.edu/research/researchfaculty/ripla-arora-ph-d)./a The lab also focuses on developing new tools to further developmental biology and reproductive biology research. Job duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in coordinating research operations; mouse colony management and mouse surgeries;and#160;processing tissue for RNA isolation; assist in gene expression analysis and compilation; immunofluorescence; histology followed by imaging and image analysis; calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment; and maintaining and updating laboratory protocols in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations. h3Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills/h3 Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Biological Sciences or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 At least one to two years of hands-on experience in bench research in a laboratory environment; previous experience managing research projects independently is preferred; broad understanding of equipment and technologies used in Biomedical Research; working experience with mice a must; willingness to learn and perform mouse husbandry and animal surgery; willingness to learn new laboratory techniques and procedures is essential; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; an interest in learning programming for sequence analysis is a plus; cooperative, enthusiastic and team-oriented individual with good organizational and troubleshooting skills, attention to detail and thoroughness in record keeping; ability to take initiative in maintaining, and improving lab operations; excellent oral and written communication skills; minimum 2 year commitment. h3Equal Employment Opportunity Statement/h3 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. h3Required Application Materials/h3 Please submit cover letter, CV, names and contact information of five references. h3Special Instructions/h3 For more information, please view the Arora lab website: a href="www.aroralab.co"www.aroralab.com/a h3Work Hours/h3 STANDARD 8-5 h3Description of End Date/h3 This is an off-dated position funded for two years from date of hire, with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal. h3Summary of Health Risks/h3 Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.and#160; h3Bidding eligibility ends on 12/8/2020, at 11:55 PM/h3

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