Laboratory Scientist (Part Time) - Biomedical Sciences
Job no: 494135
Position type: EAP - 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The role of the lab scientist will be to master the two techniques of analyses- quantitative PCR and immunofluorescence microscopy, support undergraduate and graduate students' training and execution of the techniques, and ensure that bookkeeping of data and the lab is kept in order. Graduate training (master's or PhD) in a wet lab science (chemistry, biology, cell and molecular biology) is preferred but not required.
The lab was awarded a grant to work with University of Michigan human embryonic stem cell core to test a gene that was patented. The goal of the study is to determine if it can improve dopamine neuron generation, the neurons that are damaged in Parkinson's disease. The lab will analyze cells grown by collaborators at U of M using standard techniques in molecular biology and microscopy.
- Managing data
- Supporting student training
- Lab maintenance (ordering supplies, managing technical issues)
- Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Bachelors in a major in a scientific field.
- Wet lab experience preferred
- Graduate training (Masters or PhD) preferred
Normal office and laboratory environment. Some travel may be required. Remote work is possible for 5 of the 20 hours per week.
SALARY: $20,000. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week)
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Biomedical Sciences
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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