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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

The applicant will work closely with the PI and senior members in the lab for the design of experiments in the Department of Biologic and Materials Science at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry applying histology, biochemistry and molecular biology skills. 


Performing experiments in genomic DNA isolation and genotyping, immunohistochemistry, tissue dissection, processing and paraffin sectioning, microscopy and imaging. Experience in utilizing standard lab equipment.

Maintain mouse colony of approximately 65 cages of which 25 cages are in breeding.

Maintain detailed records of all experiments and data, uploading to online servers. Coordinates data collection and screening and verifies the data. Conducts analysis of data, interprets and implements research methodology (with supervision from the PI and senior research staff).

Coordinate with PI and senior lab personnel to design and perform experiments.

Responsible for maintaining the lab supplies.

Give lab meeting presentations for weekly data updates.


Required Qualifications*

Applicant must have 1 - 2 years of laboratory experience with mouse handling and genotyping, basic histology, light microscopy, basic molecular biology techniques and familiarity with basic laboratory instrumentation.  Be able to interpret data collected from experiments, present experimental results, and prepare reports related to assigned projects.  Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be efficient, effective, and able to problem solve and resolve conflicts.  Excellent attention to detail and excellent ability to multitask. Experience in using Microsoft Office and Adobe suite software and adept at understanding scientific research.  Excellent attendance record and organizational skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree (BS) in Biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology. Experience handling mineralized tissues, bone or teeth. Knowledge of University of Michigan policies and procedures.  

Work Locations

This position is located in the School of Dentistry at 1210 Eisenhower.

Additional Information

This is a 1 year term-limited 60% appointment position. The actual salary is $18,000- $19,800 a year. 


Background Screening

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.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:  -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.  -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

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.