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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

This candidate will work closely with the laboratory PI as well as other research staff with the primary focus of establishing the Gynecologic Oncology biorepository and initial specimen analysis. The position will entail working with human samples (including human derived cell lines), cell culture and mouse studies.  


30% Research Design
  • Establish and document standard operating protocols (SOP) for the processing of primary patient samples including tissue, blood, ascites / pleural fluid, and urine
  • Rigorous documentation of samples processed and stored
  • With study team, develop, design, and conduct research according to plans & protocols
  • Formulate research methods and suggests options for improvement
40% Research Methods – in vitro
  • Process primary patient samples including tissue, blood, ascites / pleural fluid, and urine
  • Establish cell lines from primary patient samples
  • Perform characterization / analysis of samples
  • Distribute samples to collaborators located across the University campus and off-site to storage unit
20% Research Methods – in vivo
  • Collaborative participation in all aspects patient derived xenograft (PDX) animal model system including tumor implantation, monitoring, and serial passaging
  • Rigorous documentation of PDX samples
10% Other functions as required by the PI
  • Attend weekly laboratory meetings with at least 50% attendance
  • Attend monthly departmental biorepository meetings with at least 50% attendance
  • Monthly summary report to PI of specimens processed, analyzed, and stored

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field
  • At least 1 year of experience working in a research lab setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well and collaboratively with a unit
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree or higher in science or healthcare related field
  • 3 years of experience working in a research lab setting
  • Experience with primary cell and cell line culture, RNA/DNA isolation, western blots, real time PCR, flow cytometric analysis
  • Experience with mouse work

Work Schedule

Part-time or full-time schedules available 

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.