A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Research Area Specialist Intermediate to join our team. The faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The department’s service excellence philosophy is founded on the goals of exceeding expectations and having every interaction leave a lasting positive impression.
The Research Division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is looking for a motivated individual with expertise in all histological procedures to work with a team of investigators and researchers.
Responsible for the paraffin processing, sectioning, staining, and training operations of the histological laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This is a core laboratory that operates as part of the Medical School Cores Facilities.
Be available to provide input to development of histological procedures.
Train investigators in the use of these techniques following safe laboratory practices and will provide training in histological techniques and equipment use to new employees and students.
Oversee and perform laboratory maintenance and calibration, maintain solutions, laboratory cleanliness, and waste chemical management.
Assist outside collaborators with projects and training of equipment.
In addition, this person may assist faculty and graduate students with grant proposals regarding histological techniques, protocols and costs.
May assist investigators with certain components of progress reports and manuscripts.
Work with the Histology Manager for the department.
BA or BS in recognized field of science related to the position supplemented by 4-5 years of research, hospital or industry experience relevant to the position. Basic microscopy and anatomy skills are required. Certified histotechnologist is preferred. It is expected this candidate will have very good organization skills and will work independently. Excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task are required.
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