Professional Aide – East Lansing, MI

Professional Aide

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

The Adam Moeser Lab in Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Technical Aide to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing laboratory skills and assisting with research animal care, as well as contributing to manuscript preparation and writing.

Provide Research Support (50% effort): Become trained in commonly employed research laboratory skills and assays which may include: Pipetting, Cell culture, Tissue histology analysis, Tissue protein extraction, ELISA, Western Blotting, RNA extraction and qPCR, Developing skills and knowledge working with research animals such as mice and pigs.

Manuscript and Writing Assistance (50%): Working with PI to help get manuscripts submitted for peer review including formatting papers according to journal guidelines, learning graphing software to standardize data figures, assisting with literature search and writing.


Bachelor of Science in Biology required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine
  • Experience working in the veterinary field with a strong interest and appreciation for research
  • Desire to learn new research skills

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Work Hours



Summary of Health Risks

  • Work with animals and unfixed animal tissue

Summary of Physical Demands

  • Animal handling and restraint (rodent and swine)
  • Moderate, occasional lifting (<25lb)
  • Sitting or standing at desk (time is flexible, 1-3 hour max)
  • Manual dexterity with pipetting and making reagents and solutions in the lab


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