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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 Department of Emergency Medicine is searching for a highly-motivated Research Specialist to join the Neumar lab.  Their research focuses on basic science and translational research focused on cardiac arrest resuscitation.  Specific areas of current focus include mechanisms of neuronal injury, neuroprotective therapies such as hypothermic targeted temperature management (HTTM), and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for refractory cardiac arrest.  The applicant will work closely with several research faculty and other research staff in an established lab at NCRC as well as MSRB.


Lead surgeon in a large animal operating room. Performs surgeries without instruction from PI with a great deal of autonomy. Supervises the collection of hemodynamic and physiological data in a complexed surgical setting.

Coordinating/staffing surgeries, ordering supplies, stocking supplies, cleaning surgical instruments, autoclaving supplies, management of controlled substances under State and Federal guidelines, managing students in lab, works free from immediate supervision
Compiling data, presenting data at meetings, collaborating with other researchers, testing samples, coauthors papers, develops protocols, maintains protocols on eRAM, assists in grant writing
Other duties as assigned by PI

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree and past employment or work experience for no less than 2 years as a full time research specialist working in cardiovascular research including experience working with large animals in a research setting (Anesthesia, surgery, monitoring and recovery). Excellent multitasking skills. Prior supervision of less-experienced students and technicians. LAT certification from American Academy of Laboratory Animal Science highly desirable.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science or related scientific degree and 4 or more years of experience in animal research and large animal surgery. Previous experience with large animals is required. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and time management skills, good communication skill, ability to work with minimal supervision, and strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise.

Work Schedule

8-5pm, occasional nights/weekends 

Work Locations

Ann Arbor

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.