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Job Summary

The Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neuropharmacology (LCMN) is looking for a highly motivated and energetic scientist to manage our group in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a highly collaborative new research group. The LCMN uses cellular, molecular and whole-animal approaches to search for novel drug targets in schizophrenia and anxiety disorders.  The focus of our current projects are to understand the role glutamate-gated ion channels in mental health disorders. The successful candidate will support the objectives of ongoing projects and may also have the opportunity to develop an independent line of research. This position provides many opportunities for professional development and can serve as an outstanding foundation for a career in science, medicine or biotechnology.


Technical Functions

  • Prepare and maintain stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
  • Prepare and maintain cell lines and dissociated primary neuronal cultures.
  • Perform western blot and immunohistochemistry.
  • Assist PI in preparing figures for publication in reports and manuscripts.

Lab Management Functions

  • Order and inventory stock reagents as needed.
  • Oversee compliance (IACUC, Hazardous materials, etc.).
  • Aid in maintaining animal colony.
  • Assist with lab management including equipment maintenance, laboratory organization, and training new lab members in protocols and procedures.
  • Maintain detailed experimental records, documentation, and written protocols.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's in Neuroscience, Biology, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of relevant research experience.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • High level of initiative and motivation.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Curiosity to learn new things and a passion to make a difference in the lives of patients by advancing the science of psychiatric disease.
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree preferred
  • Histology (immunohistochemistry or in situ hybridization)
  • Confocal fluorescence microscopy
  • Experience with patch-clamp electrophysiology
  • Molecular cloning
  • Mammalian cell culture

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.