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Please send a brief letter of research interests, current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references to:

Hope Link

Department of Cardiac Surgery

1500 E. Medical Center Dr.

5144 Cardiovascular Center

Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5864

Job Summary

A research lab specialist Intermediate/senior to support rabbit models for vascular regeneration at the NCRC.


The qualified candidate will actively participate in all aspects of vascular biology experimentation and tissue engineering both in vitro and in vivo.  Routine duties will include stem cell culture, histopathological analyses, various molecular biology assays and techniques including, antibody microarrays, genome editing, Western-blotting, flow cytometry and protein expression and purifications. Rabbit experiments will include survival surgery and experimentations, primarily cell isolation and transplantation. You will be in a research team working with vessel engineering. This position requires daily team work with research staff including bioengineers, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, but also a fair amount of autonomy with regard to project objectives, data analysis and subsequent interpretation as well as preparing and writing results for grants, presentations and scientific publications.

Required Qualifications*


  • Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
  • 5-6 years related experience
  • Supervisory and financial management experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
  • 4 years of experience in a related field

Desired Qualifications*

Candidates with a Bachelor Degree in biological science, six or more years lab operations experience in the fields of vascular biology and a demonstrable publication record are strongly encouraged to apply. Work with prior rabbit models of vascular diseases is required. Experiences with molecular biology and stem cell biology are required. Meticulous organization and superb communication skills are required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel and GraphPad Prism essential.

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.