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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.

Job Summary

We are a large, fast paced, engaging research lab with over 40 years of NIH funding.  We work with large animal surgical models developing new ways to assist patients through new techniques and device development in artificial organs, organ procurement, and preservation.

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.


Laboratory management:
• Train and educate undergraduate students on complex procedures
• Compliance with regulatory agencies, USDA, IACUC, OSEH

• Perform anesthesia, give injections, collect samples (tissue, blood, urine), perform husbandry tasks on sheep, swine, and rabbits.   
• Monitor the health and wellbeing of pre and post-surgical animals in an ICU setting
• Identify signs of illness in large animals and respond accordingly
• Perform basic daily care of animals in an ICU setting. 

• Assist in development and design of research projects and implement experimental plans, as designed
• Participate in research/data analysis, and suggest future improvements in data measurement

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a biological, animal, or veterinary science.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a related field
  • Previous work experience with large livestock type animals, preference given to candidates with surgical or anesthesia experience in these animals.
  • Experience writing and following SOPs
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Ability to train less experienced personnel
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to think and work independently.
  • Ability to adapt and function in an intense surgical environment
  • Ability to assess and remedy difficult problems and situations quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.
  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well alone as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in fast passed, physical, hands on environment, stand for long periods of time and lift a minimum of 50lbs.
  • Minimum 2-year commitment

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.