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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 highly motivated and responsible individual to study allogeneic T cell immunology, GVHD and GVL following BMT.

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or their designee (primarily Dr. Peltier and Kay Oravecz-Wilson) perform a wide variety of routine technical research support to understand the biology and translational implications of novel mediators of allogeneic T cell function.


  • Conducting in vitro and in vivo BMT/GVHD/immunology experiments
  • Conduct routine molecular biology techniques especially RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, cytotoxicity assays, cloning, gel electrophoresis, tissue culture, and flow cytometry
  • Assist with mouse colony maintenance
  • Assist other team members in their projects when needed
  • Collect, analyze, and process research data, reporting to the Principal Investigator or their designee
  • Work in collaboration with Principal Investigator or their designee on other projects as needed
  • Assist with lab ordering and administrative aspects
  • Assist with bio-safety, radiation safety and regulatory compliance with OSEH and various other agencies related to both animal and human subject research specimens
  • Assist with equipment maintenance
  • Participate in laboratory meetings
  • Responsible for accurate record keeping

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific discipline or related health field
  • Working knowledge of principles of molecular biology, microbiology, and immunology
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of our team
  • Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately and exercise good judgment  
  • Must be willing to work with mouse models and human samples
  • Compliance with University research policies and procedures
  • At least 1-year commitment to position
  • One year of laboratory experience in a research setting relevant to the position


Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience with molecular biology techniques especially the manipulation of RNA, high-throughput sequencing, and bioinformatics
  • Previous research experience with in vitro tissue culture systems
  • Experimental work with mice and mouse tissues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and proficiency or ability to learn EndNote reference manager, Graphpad data analysis software, and FlowJo flow cytometry analysis software


    Evidence of qualifications is provided by previous employment, references and previous performance evaluations

Background Screening

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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.

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.