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Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced research specialist to manage a molecular biology lab studying components of the blood coagulation system that are influenced by genetic alteration found in human populations. Any experience in the field of hemostasis is a plus but not a requirement.


  • Conducting specific research experiments and maintain an electronic lab notebook
  • Ensuring that laboratory is compliant with regulatory activities
  • Routine equipment maintenance
  • Reagent preparation, ordering laboratory supplies, and maintaining an inventory system for supplies and regulatory purposes



The candidate should be able to:

  • Work independently within the lab and perform complex tasks.
  • Should be able to interpret, analyze data and act upon the results.
  • Should provide suggestions about research design and data analysis.
  • Should be able to provide technical assistance to future students and postdoctoral fellows.

General duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Human blood processing (plasma and buffy coat)
  • DNA and RNA isolation
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Protein isolation and Western blotting
  • Immunoassays
  • Molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis
  • Mammalian cell culture and transfection
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Flow cytometry
  • Other duties as assigned by the lab PI

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, or biochemistry.
  • At least 5 years prior experience in molecular biology experimental research. 
  • Basic computer skills required including working knowledge of spreadsheets and data presentation tools.
  • Applicants should have co-authored journal publications, and had prior supervisory roles within research laboratories.

Desired Qualifications*

Familiarity with:

  • Human genetics
  • Hemostasis and thrombosis
  • Von Willebrand factor biology
  • AlphaLISA technology
  • Mouse handling, colony maintenance and injection techniques


Background Screening

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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.