Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

How to Apply

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.

Responsibilities*

  • Perform and oversee in vivo tumorigenicity assays in murine models – subcutaneous, tail vein and bone xenografts models in immune deficient mice as well as genetic models in immune competent mice
  • Drug dosing and tumor and toxicity monitoring in murine models 
  • Genotyping and colony management
  • Small animal imaging – IVIS, xRay
  • Necropsy & tissue dissection/fixation
  • Tissue preparation for molecular, biochemical and histologic studies 
  • Write and collaborate with other researchers on manuscripts, abstracts, technical reports and other publications of research findings
  • Provide instruction and technical support to academic trainees in the lab
  • Direct day-to-day lab operations such as equipment maintenance and lab supply ordering
  • Prepare, maintain and update IACUC protocols
  • Serve as lab liaison for IACUC- and ULAM-related inspections and regulatory reviews
  • Monitor integrity of data collection and use of protocols and procedures
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of data and the conduct of experimental procedures
  • Develop, design, and conduct more complex experiments in line with a research plan and review results periodically with faculty member or senior research staff member 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in cancer biology or discipline related to the position
  • 4-5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and/or train students, junior laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and/or protocols
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of our team
  • Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately, and exercise good judgment

Evidence of qualifications is provided by previous employment, references, performance evaluations and/or a personal interview

 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in cancer biology or discipline related to the position
  • At least 5 years’ full time post-graduate work experience
  • Demonstrated excellence and proven competency in establishing a monitoring murine tumor model
  • Proficiency with in vivo drug dosing and toxicity studies, blood collection, euthanasia, IP injections, and other standard murine-based procedures
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture, standard molecular/cellular biology techniques preferred
  • Familiarity with University research administration, policies and procedures especially those related to IACUC and ULAM

Evidence of qualifications is provided by previous employment, references, performance evaluations and/or a personal interview

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.

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.