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Responsible for the day to day operations of a specialized laboratory within Pharmacology. Capable of managing all phases of a large, complex research project with the principal investigator (PI). The candidate will work directly with the PI on the development and the implementation of the research plan and development of research goals. Responsible for conduct and support of experiments, functioning as a specialist or technical expert on one or more phases of the project(s).  Works with the PI to develop the necessary mathematical and/or computer models for analyzing experimental data. Expected to write significant portions of research proposals. Expected to act as liaison with outside agencies to acquire data and share research information. Expected to make formal presentations of research findings.


Contribution to Research Design:

Coordinates development of research goals and project design and procedure.


Data Analysis:

Coordinates analysis of research findings and communicate to sponsoring agency.


Technical Support:

Provides technical assistance and supervision in equipment, design, construction, modification and maintenance. Function as subject specialist, needing little direction or review of work.


Literature Search/Writing:

Expected to co-author research publications. May write independent articles and make formal presentations with or without the PI.


Consultant Work and Marketing:

Acts on behalf of the PI with other departments, programs and external agencies.


Decision Making:

Expected to take a leadership position in the laboratory, assess the operations and make decisions about the direction and performance of the research work.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 8-10 years of related experience.
  • It is expected that the candidate has recently published (within the past 1-2 years) at least 2 manuscripts as senior or primary author in their field.
  • Significant experience with analytical approaches including mass spectrometry and electrochemistry is also required for further consideration.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree preferred.

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.