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Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Research Laboratory Specialist Associate to join Dr. Clifford Cho’s laboratory.  This laboratory was established in 2006 and has been extramurally funded since 2007, and is interested in optimizing T cell-based approaches to cancer immunotherapy.  The current laboratory team consists of Dr. Cho as Principal Investigator, a laboratory manager, and a postdoctoral research fellow, and several graduate and undergraduate students. 

Responsibilities*

The applicant is required to function as a specialist in a cancer immunology research laboratory.  The applicant is expected to work fairly independently and to carry-out the following duties: 

  •    Conduct animal and laboratory experiments, collect and analyze data, and develop new and/or revised research methodologies.
  •    Disseminate information to laboratory staff through data presentation and assistance with the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and grant writing.   
  •    Oversee laboratory equipment and supplies.
  •    Organize the purchasing of laboratory animals and supplies.
  •    Maintain administrative records related to regulatory protocols and purchases.
  •    Provide specialized and general technical support and assist in day-to-day operations of the laboratory including training of laboratory members.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.  1-3 years of experience in a related field

Required skills are the ability to perform the following techniques:?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Cell culture
  • Lymphocyte assays including flow cytometry
  • Mouse handling and procedures
  • Familiarity with immunological principles and biology

Desired Qualifications*

Mouse retro-orbital and tail vein injections

Mouse intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections

Preparation of lymphocytes from mouse spleen, tumor, and lymph node tissues

Flow cytometry

Lymphocyte stimulation assays

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.  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.