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Job Summary

A motivated, enthusiastic and team-oriented candidate will perform experimental laboratory research in the division of Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Medical School.  Research in the lab uses cell culture and rodent models to study the mechanisms of intestinal fibrosis and anti-fibrotic drug development.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for carrying out in vitro and in vivo studies in models of intestinal fibrosis under the direction of senior laboratory staff.  In addition, the candidate will help develop, design, and conduct research projects, will participate in formulating research methods and suggest options for improving quality and recommending solutions. He/She will work both independently and in a team environment on collection of data and analysis of research results.


The ideal candidate will have experience in the following laboratory techniques:

  1. Experience working with mice and/or rats
  2. Mammalian cell culture
  3. Molecular biology (RNA and protein isolation, PCR, QPCR, cloning, western blots, etc)

Laboratory training will be provided. Coding and/or statistics courses a plus.

Required Qualifications*

A Bachelor's degree in biology or related health science field with 0-2 years of experience.  Demonstrated ability to execute the duties described is desired.  The candidate must be willing to work with laboratory rodents including handling and surgical manipulations. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment is essential.

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.