WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Laboratory Technician II

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 7 days ago(10/10/2018 2:08 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1356
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Research
    Target Salary
    N/A
  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Technician II. Research Lab Technician work involves basic and translational research in immunology to address key questions relating to B cell development and function in studies carried out in animal models and/or with patient samples. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to perform laboratory research using innovative techniques.  

     

    Responsibilities

    • Communicates problems or matters of a scientific, technical and/or administrative nature within the department and interdepartmentally utilizing computer technology
    • Conducts research and assists in the conduct of research
    • Analyzes data and interprets results to write reports and summaries of findings
    • Maintains accurate records of tests conducted, results, data and patients tested including calculation of results from supplied data, obtained data and statistics for quality assurance
    • Maintains equipment and inventory through making minor adjustments, performing scheduled maintenance, and troubleshooting major problems utilizing departmental resources and manufacturers telephone trouble lines
    • Organizes and prioritizes work to meet specific goals and accomplishments
    • Maintains clean and efficient work area and replenishes supplies as necessary
    • Isolates and cultures primary lymphocytes
    • Various assays performed on purified populations including one or more of the following:
    • Immunoflorescent staining
    • ELISPOT
    • ELISA
    • RNA isolation/RT-PCR
    • Expression cloning
    • Protein extraction/Western blotting
    • Preparation of stock solutions and reagents
    • Testing of serum and complement
    • Maintenance of laboratory equipment
    • Inventory and ordering
    • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects
    • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions
    • All other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • B.S.or B.A. degree, preferably in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field
    • Minimum of one to two years’ experience in a research lab preferred
    • Desirable but not required skills include experience with any or all of: sterile tissue culture, flow cytometric analysis, RNA and protein extraction, vertical and horizontal gel electrophoresis, protein immunoprecipitation, Western blotting, polymerase chain reaction, and molecular cloning
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
    • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

     

    As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.

    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.

     

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

     

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