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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. Please send letter of interest, a full CV and the names and contact details of three academic references to Drs. Pedro R Lowenstein or Maria G Castro via email. Informal inquiries can also be made to: mariacas@umich.edu or pedrol@umich.edu

Job Summary

A Research Technician position is available in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School. The goal of our research program is to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in brain tumor formation, and the role of specific signaling pathways and stem cells in tumor progression and resistance to therapies. The project also involves cancer cells genome editing technologies, epigenetics, whole cancer genome sequencing, bioinformatics analysis and DNA repair mechanisms. This project has a strong translational component to develop and implement novel therapeutic strategies in human clinical trials for brain cancer. Our laboratories offer state-of-the-art facilities and a very productive and exciting research environment.

Responsibilities*

The Research Technician will perform moderately complex experimental procedures in one or more areas of work under the supervision of the Principal Investigators and/or higher level research staff. He/she will also be required to perform simple statistical calculations and data analysis, to perform library research on specified topics and to prepare bibliography and assist with reviews/paper writing. He/she will also manage updates of research protocols.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology and 6 months of experience in a laboratory setting. A strong background in biochemistry, and molecular biology is required.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with bioinformatics and computational biology is desired.

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.