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Responsibilities*

Initiate and manage duties to efficiently run the laboratory. These include general management, ordering of lab supplies, maintenance of inventory, lab space and protocols, operation and calibration of instrumentation and other research equipment, and participate in the establishment of new techniques and/or regulations. Responsible for ensuring lab documentation is up to date for safety inspections.

Develop and perform experiments and assays related for projects to drug discovery and design of novel heart failure therapeutics, including:  protein extraction, purification and quantification from skeletal and cardiac muscle; production, management, and organization of protein preparations; implementing and using spectrophotometric microplate enzymatic assays, and cell-based assays. 

Serve as point of contact to train, assist and support new lab members on techniques and research projects. 

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 and identify potential problems and recommend solutions.

Participate and assist in meetings with the PI and other lab personnel. Assists the principal investigator in development of research goals, and with manuscript and grant writing. 

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree is required.  4-5 years of experience in a related field.  1-3 years of bench science experience in at least one of the following fields is required: pharmacology, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree.  

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.