How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
A successful candidate will carry out research in cellular and molecular biology with a focus on investigations addressing the role of new genes that control tumor invasion and metastasis, as well as interactions between tumor cells and their surrounding microenvironment. These projects will include efforts to generate and analyze cell lines engineered to express or delete targeted transcripts. The candidate will be expected to generate high quality data, assist with interpretation of the data to be obtained, as well as in the generation of figures for inclusion in research presentations, original research manuscripts, and grant applications. In addition to planning and performing laboratory experiments with a high level of independence, the candidate will also be responsible for overseeing graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
A PhD or equivalent degree in biological sciences or related area (e.g. biochemistry, genetics, and experimental pathology) is required. A strong track record of first-author publications involving the generation and characterization of mouse transgenic cancer models is absolutely required. Laboratory experience with the following approaches and techniques required: basic and advanced recombinant DNA methodologies (molecular cloning, ChIP/seq, chromatin remodeling), tissue culture, reporter gene assays, Western blotting approaches, real-time PCR, microarray analysis/RNAseq of gene expression, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation, and mouse transgenic technology. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.