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Responsibilities*

A highly-motivated individual is sought for a research laboratory at the University of Michigan Medical School. The major focus of the laboratory is the identification and characterization of genes involved in neurodegenerative diseases.

Experimental responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and perform PCR assays, restriction enzyme digests, and DNA sequencing analysis
  • Clone DNA and propagate in bacteria
  • Culture and transfect mammalian cells
  • Perform Northern and Western blot analyses
  • Perform fluorescence microscopy and luciferase assays, including data analysis
  • Train laboratory personnel in safety practices and scientific methodologies


Non-experimental responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Purchasing of lab supplies and equipment
  • Overseeing lab finances and managing lab safety program
  • Maintenance of lab equipment
  • Managing lab personnel
  • Light weekend work feeding fish

Will be expected to analyze and present data, design experiments, and be willing to work with worm, zebrafish, and mouse model systems.

Required Qualifications*

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

B.S. in molecular biology, genetics, or a related area of study and one to two years of undergraduate laboratory experience are required. 

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.

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.