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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.


Operate and maintain various mass spectrometer instrument including an Orbitrap Fusion Lumos ETD mass spectrometer with IRMPD. Designing research methods that are compatible with current research projects; develop, maintain and manage procedures and protocols for the use of the instrument; maintenance and repair, including diagnosis, trouble-shooting, and repair of electronic and mechanical problems with equipment; act as the main conduit between University and instrument manufacturer.


Data and chemical samples analysis using a variety of techniques including Electrospray, MALDI, electron impact ionizatoin, chemical ionization, and GC/MS; utilize customer software to operate the instrument; analyze data; provide insight on how to best achieve desired results; write and collaborate on manuscripts and publications based on results.


Train new users (faculty/research fellows/graduate students/undergraduate students) on the operation of the mass spectrometers including the Orbitrap Fusion Lumos ETD instrument for "hand-on" use; consult with users on proper sample preparation; oversight and enforcement of contamination protocols; manage usage schedule and allotment of time on the instrument; responsible for the recharge billing and monthly financial reporting.

Required Qualifications*

PhD in mass spectrometry with 1 to 3 years working experience in proteomics and other biomolecular analysis, including skills in liquid chromatography/nanoflow liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry instrumentation, and bioinformatics. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff by providing a high-level of customer service is essential. Ability to work independently in a collaborative environment. Extensive experience using Microsoft Office and a general knowledge of shared computing environments and financial reporting/oversight. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are necessary.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience working with lasers, small molecule quantification, hydrogen/deuterium exchange, native mass spectrometry, and ion mobility spectrometry.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

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Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.