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Job Summary

A position for a Research Laboratory Specialist in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Michigan. This vascular biology laboratory studies the processes leading to the development of deep vein thrombosis, and vein graft disease. We seek an individual with a strong background in rodent surgical techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures. 


Duties include but are not limited to: 

1) Rodent survival surgery, drug administration and monitoring; 

2) ability to process in vivo samples for RNA / protein isolation and standard modern molecular biology assays;

3) the ability to maintain detailed and accurate records of experiments; 

4) ability to input and analyze data using common laboratory software programs for PC-based computers; and

5) attend scheduled laboratory meetings.

Required Qualifications*

A bachelor's degree in a health science discipline is required.  A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment, and willingness to learn new techniques is required.  The flexibility to be able to monitor experiments over some weekends.  Requires the academic knowledge of a health science discipline such as microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy, or pathology, plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply this knowledge.  This is generally associated with a Bachelor’s degree, supplemented by one or more years of progressively responsible experience in the conduct of laboratory health science research, or an equivalent combination of health science education and experience.  One to two years of experience with rodent surgical techniques, molecular biology skills, and a history of compliance with IACUC protocols are required. 

Intermediate level:  4-5 years of experience in a related field
Associate level:  1-3 years of experience in a related field

Desired Qualifications*

A background in vascular biology or cardiovascular disease is preferred, but not required. Experience with common computer programs including Excel, Photoshop, GraphPad Prizm is preferred. 

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.