Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Mount Pleasant, MICHIGAN
Deadline: 25 Jun 2017

Position Information

Position Number 71445
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary

Provides general laboratory support and assistance to aid the Principal Investigator in conducting sponsored research on developing genetic tools for manipulating neuronal activity.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in life sciences related field.
Basic laboratory skills.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to read the scientific literature.
High interest of the process of science and hard work at the bench.
High degree of enthusiasm for learning.
Excellent critical thinking skills.
Excellent communication and organization skills.
Strong sense of responsibility.
Attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with molecular biology and cell-culture techniques.

Duties & Responsibilities

Maintains laboratory (maintains stocks of supplies, maintains equipment running).
Conducts experiments within a variety of research projects, involving approaches from molecular biology, viral vectors, optogenetics, and electrophysiology.
Utilizes a variety of specific techniques (cloning, PCR, cell/tissue culture, fluorescence microscopy, bioluminescence assays, multi electrode recordings).
Trains new students and new laboratory personnel.
Plans, conducts, analyzes, summarizes, and presents data from experiments on manipulation of neuronal populations in culture.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised


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.

Although grant funding is anticipated to last through 5/1/2020, there is potential for this position to end sooner.

Employee Group Supervisory Technical
Staff Pay Level<br><br><a href= 4
Pay Range $13.33 - $22.23
Division Academic Affairs
Department College of Medicine
Position Status Provisional
Position End Date 05/29/2020
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 in 1892, Central Michigan University has evolved into a major, national university with nearly 27,000 students, approximately 50 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, top-ranked online programs, and nearly 215,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU is a $480-million enterprise offering more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs that have been ranked among the best in the nation, such as neuroscience, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, and online programs for undergraduates as well as the online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders.
Central Michigan University complements its excellent academics with experiences outside the classroom – hands-on opportunities that enable students to find their potential and develop their ability to contribute to the world around them.
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 in America’s 137th College of Medicine, which in 2017 will graduate its first class of doctors dedicated to medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed national norms for many industries.
CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference and is located in a classic, tight-knit college community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Home to 26,000 of Isabella County’s more than 70,000 residents, Mount Pleasant offers a mix of outdoor features, family attractions and small-town life complemented by university culture. Mount Pleasant is just an hour or two from most of Michigan’s destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, sunset beaches on Lake Michigan, and the acclaimed “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 .)

If you wish to see “EEO is the Law” posters, please click here .

Posting Begins 06/18/2017
Posting Ends 06/25/2017
Open Until Filled No

View or Apply