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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.


The successful applicant will be responsible for providing a wide variety of technical lab support, individually and/or together with other research personnel.

Performing experimental procedures including mouse genotyping, PCR, quantitative RT-PCR, RT-PCR, protein expression, protein isolation, protein purification, western blot, histology, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent imaging, immunoprecipitation, cell culture (primary cells and cell lines), FACS, bacteria culture, and viral vectors. The person should maintain detailed records of all experiments and data.

Data analysis and interpretation; and maintenance of experimental protocols (working with the PI and other lab staff in both).

Maintain lab supplies and coordinate general lab maintenance with the PI or other lab staff.

Required Qualifications*

The applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in a science-related field and at least 1 year of biomedical/molecular biology research experience and demonstrated research in transgenesis and induction of recombinant proteins.   The applicant must be a team-player, have a positive outlook, and be self-motivated to conduct experiments by themselves as well as work with other lab members and the PI.  Willingness and ability to acquire new skills.  Proficient in office and graphics software packages.   Excellent ability to multitask, excellent organizational skills, and excellent attention to detail.  Must be meticulous in tracking and continuously updating research data and have an excellent attendance record.  Excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with handling rodents and conducting research in rodents.  Experience with transgenesis in primary cells and/or in vivo. 

Work Locations

This position is located in the School of Dentistry at 1011 N University. 

Additional Information

This is a one(1)-year term appointment with possibility of one year-based renewals contingent upon performance and funding. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, Inclusion

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

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.