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Job Summary

Advanced computer programming skills are required to control laboratory equipment used in the development of the next generation Gastrointestinal Simulator (GIS) in support of an FDA grant. We are looking for a programmer to work closely with a faculty member, graduate student, and/or postdoctoral research fellow in pharmaceutical sciences to develop algorithms and write programs to control laboratory equipment (liquid stirrers and peristaltic pumps) to facilitate the conduct of GIS experiments with maximum flexibility.


  • Write programs and develop algorithms using Labview, Visual Basic or other suitable computer language to control laboratory equipment
  • Assist in the selection of laboratory components amenable to computer control
  • Create means to visualize the effects of input parameters on algorithm output, including the possibility of development of a Graphical User Interface (GUI)


Required Qualifications*

  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering and/or significant hands-on experience in programming and equipment control using programming languages such as Visual Basic or Labview for lab automation
  • Training or experience in computer programming and lab automation to control small lab equipment
  • Proficiency in Labview, Visual Basic or other software to allow for equipment control (small electric motors, small laboratory pumps)
  • Strong software design skills and proficiency with algorithm development
  • Ability to collaborate with research scientists


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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.