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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.


We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible individual to study T cell immunology and Leukemia.

  • Provide routine and moderately complex technical support according to overall project goals and protocols
  • Culture of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, primary immune cells, and cell lines
  • Multi-color flow cytometry analysis and sorting
  • Production of recombinant retroviruses
  • Basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA cloning)
  • Actively participate in mouse models of leukemia and adoptive therapy
  • Actively participate in in vitro tissue culture experiments, including cytotoxicity studies and immunologic assays
  • Collect, analyze, and process research data, reporting to the Principal Investigator
  • Collaborate in the development of new techniques
  • Participate in laboratory meetings
  • Assist in laboratory compliance with CLIA, OSHA, affirmative action, and bio-safety requirements
  • Work in collaboration with Principal Investigator on other projects as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific discipline or related health field
  • Working knowledge of principles of molecular biology, microbiology, and immunology
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of our team
  • Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately and exercise good judgment  
  • Must be willing to work with mice models
  • Compliance with University research policies and procedures
  • At least 1 year commitment to position

Desired Qualifications*

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and proficiency or ability to learn EndNote reference manager, Graphpad data analysis software, and FlowJo flow cytometry analysis software
  • One to two years of laboratory experience with a minimum of one year experience in a research setting relevant to the position
  • Experimental work with mice and mouse tissues
  • Previous research experience with in vitro tissue culture systems
  • Evidence of qualifications is provided by previous employment, references and previous performance evaluations

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.