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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.

Job Summary

This is a new position for the Thoracic Surgery lab located in the Cancer Center.  This position will work with other members of the research team and directly support the activities of the group.  Primary responsibilities, work review and areas of focus will be directed and overseen by one Assistant Professor of the Section.         


  • Oversee day to day operations of research projects
  • Perform collection and processing of tissue specimens and blood samples
  • Design and perform experiments on immunology and molecular analysis of mutant mice
  • Collect and manage research data and conduct analysis of data
  • Write research papers and assist with grant applications
  • Write and collaborate with other researchers on manuscripts, abstracts, technical reports and other publications of research findings
  • Coordinate the analysis of research findings and participate in lab meeting
  • Supervise and review the work of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Present data in local and national meetings

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science related to the position
  • Experience in immunology and molecular biology
  • Four to five years of related research experience 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to teach and train students
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of our team
  • Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately and exercise good judgment  

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's or Doctoral Degree in a Biomedical Science related field
  • Demonstrated management experience of professional and support staff
  • Experience in performing flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, Western blot, PCR, ELISA gene arrays and experience with animal models.

Work Schedule

Full-Time; Monday-Friday

Work Locations

Cancer Center

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.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.