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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.


Employee will join a team investigating stem cell differentiation to bone forming osteoblasts. The candidate will play a role in conducting experiments in association with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows focused on cell signaling and transcriptional regulation of osteoblast differentiation. The individual will be responsible for managing the laboratory, including, ordering and stocking, managing regulatory information, and laboratory maintenance. The individual will be responsible for genotyping and helping to manage mouse colonies, including surgical assistance and harvesting of tissues. He/She will assist in report writing and be responsible for completing lab documentation. They will also provide assistance in developing and designing research projects and suggest options for improvement. This person will assist and supervise students and others in instrument operation and assist in preparation of research papers, manuscripts, and progress reports.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor of science in biochemistry or molecular biology, plus 4-5 years of related work experience.

Candidate must have prior experience with laboratory maintenance and ordering, tissue culture, PCR, extracting DNA, mesenchymal stem cell culture, and managing of mouse colonies.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidates should have relevant experience in designing and performing mammalian cell culture experiments, particularly with mesenchymal stem cells, as well as extensive molecular biology expertise in several of the following techniques: DNA recombination, mRNA isolation and real time PCR, gene silencing, viral transduction, genome editing with CRISPR technology, DNA-protein interaction (ChIP), and/or RNA/DNA-seq. Experience with harvesting bones and completing bone regeneration experiments on mice is also highly desirable.

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.