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

Job Summary

There currently is a position available in the lab of Dr. Michael Holinstat for a Research Laboratory Specialist Lead in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. The position is for an experienced senior scientist to work in a vibrant research environment focused on basic, clinical, and translational research in the area of cardiovascular medicine. The lab functions in a collaborative work environment with access to all of the state-of-the-art equipment in order to gain a greater understanding of signaling in the platelet, hemostasis and thrombosis in the in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo setting in both human and mouse models.  The project will utilize the following equipment located in the lab: 1) upright and inverted intravital, confocal, and fluorescent microscopy, 2) aggregometry, 3) flow cytometry, 4) western blot electrophoresis, and 5) PCR.

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.


The position will include:

  • lab managerial responsibilities
    • train and develop team members, students and postdocs
    • make decisions on equipment purchases
    • help to resolve conflict within the lab
    • assure preparedness for lab inspections
    • act as liaison with internal and external agencies
  • develop, advance, and take the lead on one or more research projects in the lab
  • make formal presentations of research findings at national conferences
  • write portions of research proposals and independent articles, and co-author articles

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD in pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology or physiology
  • Minimum of 6 years of related research experience conducting high impact research, mentoring junior researchers and oversight of research projects involving diverse approaches including microscopy (both in vivo and in vitro), flow cytometry, protein chemistry (western blot analysis), and working with blood cells
  • Familiarity with mouse models, and be willing to focus on both human and mouse vascular questions related to hemostasis and clotting with a special emphasis on the platelet
  • Familiarity with in vivo or ex vivo microscopy

Desired Qualifications*

  • Understand lipid biology, protein chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and signal transduction

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.