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The Cheng Lab at the College of Pharmacy in the University of Michigan is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to fill an open position for a research lab specialist at the intermediate or associate level, reporting directly to Dr. Cheng. The Cheng lab has pioneered the biochemical synthesis of particulate antigens that resemble both the qualitative and quantitative features of enveloped viruses. We have used these particulates as model antigens to investigate how they activate B cells to turn on antibody production, and how the affinity and duration of antibodies together with memory B cell responses may be modulated by the individual as well as collective attributes of these antigens. The outcome from this study is expected to lay foundations for the design of next-generation antiviral vaccines.
Design and conduct lab studies with relative independence.
Analyze research data and compose daily research reports using electronic notebook.
Maintenance of critical instruments such as FPLC and flow cytometer.
Oversee day-to-day operation of the lab activities directly related to the sponsored project and able to train research support personnel.
B.S. in biological sciences or related field.
2 or more years of experience in molecular and cellular biology, general biochemistry, and immunology
Master or PhD degree in related fields.
Experience with animals, various routes of immunization and animal dissection, including both rodent animals and nonhuman primates.
Experience with single-cell omics analysis.
Experience in molecular cloning and protein purification.
Occasionally able to work with a flexible schedule.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
The Cheng Lab is located at the center of the Ann Arbor campus, with convenient access to public transportation and university parking structures.
This appointment comes with full package of benefits available from the university.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.