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The Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Research Laboratory Specialist Associate 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 rodent surgical models, preferably orthopaedic surgical models, to work with a multi-PI team of investigators and researchers.
The incumbent will be responsible for participating in all aspects of rodent surgeries, such as surgical prep, the surgical procedures, post-surgical care, analgesia and monitoring, and accurate record keeping.
They must also work with project managers to facilitate and participate in harvesting and potentially, could be involved in post-surgical analysis
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Physiology or a related field. 3-5 years of extensive rodent handling skills are required. Hands-on experience with surgical models is required. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Willingness to learn and innovate. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative team-based environment is required. Outstanding focus and dedication to the care and welfare of animals. Strong interest in scientific discovery and improving orthopaedic care.
Master’s degree in Animal Science, Physiology or a related field. Ability to work with efficiency and high-throughput required of a busy laboratory.
*This is not a cellular/molecular biology position.
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