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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.


  • Oversight of safety and regulatory compliance with OSEH and various other agencies related to both animal and human subject research specimen in cellular and molecular immunology
  • Participate in laboratory meetings
  • Responsible for accurate record keeping
  • Interact with collaborators as necessary to provide interpretation of study results
  • Communicate and make recommendations to other scientists in the team
  • Assist other team members in their projects
  • Train personnel in existing laboratory techniques and procedures, explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operation limitation and outcomes
  • Participate in formulating research methods and suggest options for improving quality
  • Responsible for conducting cellular biology and immunology assays
  • Responsible for conducting in vivo studies in mouse model of cancer
  • Make recommendations on best technical approaches to investigate a scientific problem
  • Independently implement technical procedures for assignments.

Required Qualifications*

  • BA or BS in discipline related to the position
  • Minimum of 3 years’ laboratory experience.
  • Exceptional work ethic in a highly competitive environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly the results of his/her experiments to other team members.
  • Working knowledge of principles in molecular biology, microbiology and immunology
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory instrumentation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Proficient in record keeping
  • A solid command of tissue culture and in conducting studies in a BSL-2 environment
  • Proficiency in conducting immune cell isolation purification from animal tissue, FACS analysis, ex-vivo cell culture of primary immune cells

Evidence of qualification is provided by previous employment, references, performance evaluations and/or personal interview

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with University research administration policies and procedures.
  • Hands on skills and experience in immunological, biochemical and molecular techniques including isolation of primary cells, flow cytometry, quantification of mRNA (qPCR) and protein expression, ELISA, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, multiplex assays, biochemical and cellular screening assays and experience with animal models.
  • Previous experience in a cancer related field.

Evidence of qualification is provided by previous employment, references, performance evaluations and/or personal interview

Additional Information

This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

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.