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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.


Develop and perform complex biological experiments related to the functions and projects of the lab. These include being a specialist in: mouse breeding and procedures; organ dissections; cell isolation and culture; immunohistochemistry; confocal analysis; western blot; gel electrophoresis; ChiP; DNA/RNA preparation; qPCR; FACS sorting/analysis, in situ hybridization and cell transfections.

Initiate and manage duties to efficiently run the laboratory. These include ordering of lab supplies, maintenance of inventory, lab space and protocols, and participate in the establishment of new techniques and/or regulations.

Maintain and organize the lab in accordance with safety programs such as OSEH and UCUCA compliances.

Participate and assist in weekly meetings with the PI and other lab-personnel. Serve as point of contact to train, assist and support other lab-members on techniques and research projects. Troubleshoot problems and recommend solutions.

Conduct statistical analysis of data, interpret and discuss research with the PI, lab members and/or in lab meetings. Formulate research methods and suggest options for improving the quality of work, performs library research, and identify potential problems and recommend solutions.

Required Qualifications*

B.S. degree in Biology and/or related degree field and at least 1 year of previous lab experience.  The applicant will also have to learn and train other people in techniques such as immuno-labeling, confocal analysis and cell sorting. The candidate is therefore a team-player and motivated to carry out experiments independently with high proficiency as well as work with other lab members and the PI. Having the ability to multi-task, organize the lab being able to perform data processing, be detail oriented, have critical thinking, assist in manuscript preparation and having an excellent attendance record. Excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Having experience with University of Michigan policies and procedures. 

Work Locations

This position is located at the School of Dentistry on 1011 N University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, Inclusion

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:  -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.  -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

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.