Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Research Lab Tech Senior

Job Number: 79702

Location: Ann Arbor, US

Job Description

Market Title:               Research Lab Tech Senior

Job Code:                  

Department:               Cell & Developmental Biology

FLSA Status:              Exempt             

Full-Time or Part-Time Position:

Application Deadline:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send the following documents to Dr. Changyang Linghu at [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]:

1)    CV.

2) (optional) Cover Letter, outlining past research experiences, an expected start date for the position, and the contact information for 1-3 references (in the email body or in a PDF file).

Job Summary:

The Spatial Biodynamics Lab ( led by Dr. Changyang Linghu at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is looking for a Senior Research Technician to join an exciting journey to unravel the principles of how cellular activities drive fundamental brain functions, such as computation, learning, and memory, via the development and application of novel technologies to read out and control cellular activities in the living brain. The Spatial Biodynamics Lab is at the intersection of the Medical School, Michigan Neuroscience Institute, Biosciences Initiative, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan and provides a unique and world’s top interdisciplinary research and training environment. The Senior Research Technician will be primarily appointed in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology in the Medical School, which is one of the world’s most distinguished and largest biomedical research institutions and health systems and offers excellent professional development programs for career development.

The successful applicant will develop and/or apply groundbreaking technologies to observe and decode cellular activities in the living brain. The successful applicant will also work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting with scientists and engineers at the University of Michigan.

***For this specific position, prior experience in mouse in vivo experiments is preferred.

PI bio: Dr. Changyang Linghu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School and faculty member of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute, Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program in the Biosciences Initiative, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working with Dr. Ed Boyden. His recent works are published in Cell, Nature Biotechnology, Neuron, and Nature Communications. He is the recipient of Whitehall Foundation Three-Year Research Grant (2024), Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (2024), GenScript Life Science Research Grant (2024), Spatial Analytics of Cancer Challenge Seed Fund Award from UMich (2023), Biological Sciences Scholar (BSSP) from UMich (2022), MIT Spot Award (for community service) (2022), MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35) China (2021), Bioengineering Rising Star Speaker from Princeton University (2021), J. Douglas Tan Postdoctoral Fellow (2020), McGovern Graduate Fellow (2018), and MIT Presidential Fellow (supported by Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs) (2013).


The successful applicant should have a strong interest in neuroscience and/or neurotechnology. Project(s) and research questions will be tailored depending on the candidate expertise and interests. Experimental responsibilities include in vivo experiments on mice, such as AAV (adeno-associated virus) injections and brain tissue histology. Non-experimental responsibilities include analyzing and interpreting results.

Required Qualifications:

Experience in intracranial or retro-orbital AAV (adeno-associated virus) injection in mice.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in any area of neuroscience research using live mice, including but limited to mouse behavior experiments and/or mouse brain histology, is preferred but not required.

Experience in fluorescence microscopy is preferred but not required.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

% Effort Breakdown for Position

75% Design and conduct research 

25% Analyze and interpret results

Application Deadline: 2024-11-28


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