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Job Summary

The Department of Pathology is seeking a qualified scientist to manage a research lab working in the fields of immunology and microbiology. The successful candidate will be responsible for general laboratory management and technical support to post-doctoral fellows in the lab.


Day to day duties will include ordering supplies, maintenance of lab equipment, monitoring laboratory compliance with safety and regulatory guidelines and training and supervising undergraduate students.

Candidate will also assist with research projects involving biochemical, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques. Experimental duties include, but are not limited to: DNA isolation, Genotyping, plasmid manipulation, protein purification and column chromatography, cell culture, western blotting, and animal husbandry.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences (or related field) with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in a research setting
  • Highly cooperative and responsible
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must have experience working with standard computer software
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills to work with a large, diverse group

Desired Qualifications*

  • Excellent technical skills for bench work including plasmid preparation, cell culture and protein purification
  • Previous experience with rodents
  • Manipulation of bacterial genomes

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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

Michigan Medicine 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.