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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

Assist principal investigator(s) in research projects investigating the molecular mechanisms of cancer and aging in human skin.


Responsibilities include oversight of mouse colonies (record keeping, breeding, tagging, genotyping, etc.), performing procedures on mice (injections, skin biopsies, etc.), and molecular analysis of biological samples (usually human and mouse skin) using molecular biology, biochemical and imaging methods. Assist in human skin procurement program in accordance with IRB-approved studies, including maintaining up-to-date records of samples and ensuring proper storage of tissue.


Ideal candidate will have the ability to support multiple laboratory procedures such as animal management, cryosectioning of tissue, mammalian tissue culture, basic molecular biology procedures (PCR, RNA/DNA isolation, bacterial culture, plasmid preparation, etc.), preparing solutions for experiments, and conducting experiments, as directed by the principal investigators. Maintain well-organized, written records of experimental results. Actively participate in laboratory research meetings. Assist in analysis and preparation of data for manuscripts, scientific conferences, and proposals for funding agencies.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and/or related science discipline with 1-3 years of experience. Requires the academic knowledge of a health science discipline such as public health, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy, pathology, and/or animal research, plus the ability to translate, adapt, and apply this knowledge to conducting health science research.

Desired Qualifications*

Ability to work with others in a cooperative team environment, excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills, documented strong computer skills, and a personal commitment to excellence in execution of job duties.

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.