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Job Summary

Department of Pathology is seeking a qualified scientist to manage a research lab working in the fields of immunology and microbiology. The successful candidate will be responsible for laboratory management and technical support to post-doctoral fellows and students in the lab.

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.


Day to day duties will include ordering supplies; shipping and receiving reagents worldwide; maintenance of lab equipment; monitoring laboratory compliance with safety and regulatory guidelines including related record-keeping; on-boarding new employees and off-boarding current employees before they leave; and training and supervising undergraduate students.

Candidate will also assist with research projects involving biochemical, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques. Experimental duties include, but are not limited to: DNA/RNA isolation, Genotyping, plasmid manipulation, protein purification and column chromatography, cell culture, western blotting, and animal husbandry and weaning.

Other laboratory responsibilities, as they arise, under the direction of the PI.

Required Qualifications*

  • BA or BS degree in biomedical sciences (or related field) with a minimum of 1 1/2 years of experience working in a research setting
  • Highly responsible, cooperative and able to work independently and with initiative
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills to work with a large, diverse group
  • Experience working with standard computer software
  • Must be available evenings and weekends to attend to lab duties (in case of emergency)
  • Previous experience working with and caring for rodents
  • Excellent technical skills for bench work including cell culture and protein purification

Desired Qualifications*

  • Manipulation of bacterial genomes
  • Experience with HPLC systems
  • Experience in plasmid preparation

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.