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Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Research Laboratory Specialist Senior to manage and help oversee the scientific direction of Dr. Clifford Cho’s cancer immunology and immunotherapy laboratory.  PhD-level training in a related scientific field, and experience in cancer immunology research are highly desirable for this position. The laboratory is located at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration (AAVA) Hospital, and is actively engaged in a number of investigative efforts directed at understanding and improving immunotherapy of cancer.


The applicant is expected to independently manage aspects administrative aspects of the laboratory, participate in the design and execution of scientific experiments, and provide active input into the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and grant applications.   These roles will require autonomous mastery of the following duties: 

Ordering and maintaining inventory of laboratory animals, supplies and equipment through the AAVA and other vendors

Maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment

Adherence to OSEH compliance of all laboratory members with regard to Laboratory and Radiation Safety, Bloodborne Pathogen use, Biosafety Level 2+ use, and Dangerous Goods shipping

Assistance in the submission and maintenance of regulatory protocols, including UCUCA and AAVA IACUC applications and amendments

Assistance in the design and preparation of new experiments

Independent execution of experiments

Data analysis and presentation

Supervision of laboratory assistants, students, and other support personnel, including oversight of training and certification

Assistance in the recruitment of laboratory assistants, students, and other support personnel

Communication and coordination with collaborating laboratory teams

Required Qualifications*

Required skills for this position are:

Cell culture and lymphocyte stimulation assays

Advanced mouse techniques, including intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and intravenous injections and tumor resections

Isolation of lymphocytes from mouse tumor, lymph node, and spleen

Flow cytometry data acquisition and analysis

Laboratory management, including oversight of regulatory protocols and budgets

Leadership and personnel management skills

University of Michigan Minimum Qualifications:

5 to 6 years related experience and supervisory and financial management experience are required. Employees in this classification are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science, or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position. 



Desired Qualifications*

Master's degree or specific professional/Doctorate degree preferred.

Desired skills for this position are:

Grant and manuscript preparation

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays

Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence

Western blotting

Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction

Work Locations

The laboratory is located at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration (AAVA) Hospital.

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.