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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 University of Michigan Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (ORL) perform basic-science research to determine the effects of development, disease, therapeutics, aging, mechanical loading, and genetics on bone quality and musculoskeletal health. Our multidisciplinary environment includes materials and mechanical engineering, advanced biomedical and molecular imaging, pathology, and molecular biology. A motivated, efficient research laboratory specialist is sought to coordinate and perform laboratory research work under the direction of Dr. Ken Kozloff in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in various research projects. This is not a cellular/molecular biology position.

Responsibilities*

Duties include: 1) basic science research, 2) supervision and training of trainees, 3) technical writing and presentation, 4) laboratory/core management and decision-making. The candidate will work with a high level of autonomy in managing daily operations of a research program. The candidate will be responsible for the development, design, and conduct of research projects and will coordinate project planning, decision-making, implementation, analysis, and presentation of findings. He/she will participate in formulating and adapting research methods, and be responsible for quality control, systems operation, calibration, and training. The candidate will be expected to write, edit, and/or approve progress reports, technical reports, conference proceedings, and/or journal articles. He/she will be expected to work independently on collection of data and data analyses, including animal handling, genotyping, surgical skills, micro-computed tomographic imaging, biomechanical testing, histologic preparation and analysis. The candidate will manage day-to-day operations within the laboratory, will supervise and review the work of students, and will assist with training users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques, explain and demonstrate capabilities, limitations, and outcomes.

Required Qualifications*

Masters degree in engineering, biology, or related health science field required. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment are required. Prior lab experience (4+ years), and experience in orthopaedic or related field is encouraged. Demonstrated time management, enthusiasm, computer skills, excellent oral and written communication skills are required. We encourage applicants with demonstrated proficiency in animal handling/surgery/treatment, biomaterials/biomechanical testing, microscopy and imaging, manuscript/abstract writing, and trainee supervision to apply. This is not a cellular/molecular biology position.

Desired Qualifications*

Prior lab experience (4+ years) is preferred, and experience in orthopaedic or related field is encouraged.  We encourage applicants with demonstrated proficiency in animal handling/surgery/treatment, biomaterials/biomechanical testing, microscopy and imaging, manuscript/abstract writing, and trainee supervision to apply.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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