Michigan State University Research Assistant I in East Lansing, Michigan

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Research Assistant I

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Work type:Support Staff

Pay Grade:11

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources

Department:Animal Science Department Anr 10002063


Location:East Lansing

Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Research/Scientific, Union

Position Summary

The candidate will manage and supervise laboratory operation including ordering supplies, maintaining and validating equipment, training and supervising student employees, and tracking laboratory expenditures. Candidate will adhere to policies of regulatory compliance and good laboratory practices. Candidate will be responsible for handling of and sampling from farm animals, collecting tissue samples from slaughterhouse and executing various histological, cellular and molecular biology assays. Responsibilities of this position also include assay validation, data analysis, data security, and documentation of study results. Candidate will assist with design and production of power point presentations, editing grant applications and manuscripts, and other reporting activities. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Depending on experiment demand, candidate will be occasionally required to work irregular hours.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree program in biological sciences or related field. One to three years of experience in a research setting. Experience in laboratory management. Experience with cell/tissue culture techniques, molecular assays, and general histological techniques. Experience in working with farm animals and collecting/dissecting tissue samples from slaughterhouse.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in animal science or related field. Experience in blood collection and ultrasound scanning. Knowledge in reproductive biology and endocrinology. Experience in animal and laboratory compliance and safety. Experience in hormone assays (radioimmunoassay and ELISA). Excellent collaboration skills. Good interpersonal skills and working well with others.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, resume/CV

Special Instructions

Please provide names of 3 references that may be contacted for letters of reference.

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is an off dated position funded for one year from date of hire.

Summary of Health Risks

Duties associated with this position may involve driving a university vehicle that does not require a commercial driver's license; handling of and sampling from farm animals.

Bidding Eligibility end 03/19/2019 at 11:55 PM

Advertised:Mar 13, 2019Eastern Daylight Time