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Qualified applicants should submit a CV and cover letter.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in this position and relevant qualifications, and include the names and contact information of three references.


Conducts research related to animal studies. Generate and maintain colonies of genetically modified mice. Phenotype mice with emphasis on metabolic phenotypes. Tissue collection, sectioning, immunohistological assays; neuronal projections and architecture. Molecular biology and genetic techniques: DNA cloning; DNA/RNA purification; ChIP assays; qPCR; Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification (TRAP) Seq. Protein analysis: protein purification, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, ELISA, detecting protein localization using immunocytochemistry, live cell imaging.  Cell culture and transfection.

Assists in formulating research methods and suggesting options for improving quality, identifies potential problems, recommends and implements solutions, and collaborates in the development of new techniques. Conducts analysis of data, interprets and implements research methodology based on outcome of analysis.

Trains users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques, explains and demonstrates technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations and outcomes. Laboratory maintenance. May supervise students, exempt and non-exempt research and support personnel.

Required Qualifications*

The applicant must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills, including reliability and sense of humor; detail oriented with excellent organizational and communication skills, able to work independently and collaboratively on a research team, ability to multitask, work with multiple individuals, and proficient in English. Bachelor’s Degree in a biology science related field.  2-3 years of experience in a related field.

Desired Qualifications*

Excellent writing skills

Experience with cell culture and metabolic phenotyping

Work Schedule

M-F days, some evenings and weekends

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.

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.