The Braasch and Ganz Laboratories in the Integrative Biology Department at Michigan State University (MSU IBIO) are looking to fill three immediate openings for lab manager and research lab technician positions as well as a fish facility manager. We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated and responsible individuals to join our research teams that use different fish species (zebrafish, medaka, gar) as model organisms to study the genomic basis of vertebrate evolution, development and disease.
All three positions are full-time appointments and offer excellent benefits (healthcare, dental, etc.). The initial appointment will be for a 6-month probationary period, after which yearly reappointments will be made for successful and productive candidates.
For details and to apply, please go to: http://careers.msu.edu/ using the job posting numbers for the individual jobs listed below.
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for all three positions.
1. Lab Manager Position: Fish Evo Devo Geno Lab (PI: Ingo Braasch)
The Braasch Lab focuses on genomic and developmental changes that contribute to major transitions during the course of vertebrate evolution and studies evolutionary novelties at the levels of genome structure, gene family evolution, and gene regulation. We combine comparative genomics with analyses of molecular evolution and functional genetic and developmental approaches using a variety of fishes as our model systems (zebrafish, medaka, spotted gar, and others).
The ideal candidate will be expected to perform and document a variety of tasks in a timely, accurate and detailed manner, meet with the PI on a weekly basis and provide support to graduate students and postdocs in the lab. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: perform experiments under supervision of laboratory head; provide support with molecular biology, next-generation sequencing, and developmental biology projects; ordering supplies and equipment; lab supply and equipment maintenance and organization; maintaining and documenting lab cleanliness and safety standards; managing lab databases (such as plasmid database, antibody database); equipment maintenance; supervising and training undergraduate students, staff and volunteers.
MSU Careers Job Position Number: 519961. Closing date for applying to this position is July 31, 2018.
2. Research Technician Position: Zebrafish Neurodevelopment Lab (PI: Julia Ganz)
The Ganz Lab focuses on understanding how the development and regeneration of the nervous system is regulated using zebrafish as model organism.
The ideal candidate will be expected to perform and document a variety of tasks in a timely, accurate and detailed manner, meet with the PI on a weekly basis and provide support to graduate students and postdocs in the lab. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: perform experiments under supervision of laboratory head; provide support with molecular biology, developmental biology and imaging projects; ordering supplies and equipment; lab supply and equipment maintenance and organization; managing lab databases (such as plasmid database, antibody database); supervising and training undergraduate students, staff and volunteers; conducting literature reviews on various topics related to developmental biology, neuroscience and genetics.
MSU Careers Job Position Number: 520085. Closing date for applying to this position is July 31, 2018.
3. Fish Facility Manager Position: Braasch and Ganz Laboratories
The Ganz and Braasch Laboratories are looking to fill an immediate opening for the position of a Research Technician to manage the joint fish facility of the two groups. The successful applicant will be involved in exciting genetic developmental experiments to study nervous system development and vertebrate genome evolution in relation to human health and disease.
Primary responsibilities include maintaining a colony of zebrafish and medaka (up to 650 tanks and 10,000 fish total) including feeding and keeping tanks and the fish rooms clean and in good working order, fish health assessment and quarantine procedures, water quality management. Fish system and fish database management, ordering of supplies and materials for the fish facility, training undergraduate assistants and other lab members in fish husbandry, interaction with MSU’s Animal Care and Environmental Health offices, and organization of fish import and export from and to stock centers and other institutions. Setup of genetic crosses and providing support for ongoing experiments by tissue sampling, genotyping, immunohistochemistry and imaging.
MSU Careers Job Position Number: 518881. Closing date for applications this position is July 24, 2018.
MSU IBIO has a strong research commitment to vertebrate biology with a highly collaborative community of groups working on fish evolution, genomics, development, population genetics, neuroscience, behavior, ecology, and conservation, allowing for vibrant exchange among fields, methods and model systems.