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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 Cell & Developmental Biology is looking for a temporary office assistant who would work from September through April or May 2018.  The position is ½ time (20 hours per week) and will include small and large projects that require strong skills in Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


An example of the projects includes 1) putting together a list of past students/postdoctoral fellows, researching where they are currently working, finding contact information, and updating a spreadsheet; 2) putting together a PowerPoint presentation for onboarding purposes; and 3) assisting with faculty recruiting and seminar speakers including walking them from meeting to meeting and updating Excel files with relevant information; 3) other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

The selected candidate will require strong skills in Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  The right candidate will be joining a strong administrative team where great customer service is our goal. The selected person should have significant experience putting together spreadsheets.  Strong written and verbal communications skills, ability to work independently and as a team are also very important. 

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 three 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.