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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

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) is seeking a highly motivated Research Laboratory Specialist Intermediate. The chosen candidate will be responsible for operation of a specialized cell biology laboratory under the guidance of the Principal Investigator. The person in this role will also serve as the departmental Bioinformatics resource.

Experience with Drosophila handling, preparing single cell mRNA library for Illumina sequencing, and single cell transcriptome analysis and cell type clustering is required for this position.

*A two-year minimum commitment is required; a longer commitment is strongly preferred. *

Responsibilities*

  • Conduct and troubleshoot experiments
  • Record and analyze data
  • Organize data for publication
  • Train users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques
  • Explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations, and outcomes
  • Supervise junior scientists
  • Edit and co-author manuscripts
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs
  • Molecular biology (e.g. PCR, DNA subcloning; mutagenesis) and various cell biological approaches including mammalian cell culture, plasmid transfection, viral transduction, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, and microscopy
  • Preparation of common lab reagents and solutions, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, hazardous waste disposal
  • Organize and maintain lab databases
  •  Act as the departmental Bioinformatics resource

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Cell Biology/Biochemistry or related science field
  • Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology/Biochemistry is strongly preferred
  • At least 5 years of relevant research experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Contribute to the completion of project goals in a timely manner
  • Learn and develop new knowledge and skills in order to establish new experimental protocols and research direction
  • Experience with Drosophila handling, preparing single cell mRNA library for Illumina sequencing, and single cell transcriptome analysis and cell type clustering is required for this position.

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.