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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

We are seeking a talented scientist to contribute to an ongoing project studying induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  iPSC will be derived, differentiated to forebrain cortical neurons and glial cells with the goal of understanding fundamental differences between undiagnosed controls and bipolar cells.


Daily duties include participating in all aspects of bench-side research (including, but not limited to: culture of human pluripotent stem cells, fixation and processing, confocal and light microscopy, data recording, image analysis). The successful applicant will be responsible for organizing and maintaining lab databases and inventories, supervision of undergraduate work study students, performing basic and specialized molecular biology, tissue culture, immunohistochemical experiments.  S/he will be responsible for designing, conducting and troubleshooting experiments, recording and analyzing the resulting data. Experience with molecular biology techniques, QPCR, western blotting/immunohistochemistry, etc., is required. Applicant should be highly motivated with methodological and accurate work habits, and must be able to both work independently as well as part of a team with effective leadership skills.   There will be some weekend work.

Required Qualifications*

The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree and 5-6 years of related laboratory experience.-

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree in a life science discipline is required.  Experience with human stem cell culture strongly preferred.

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.