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Job Summary

The Rouf Lab in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the NCRC is looking to hire a student research assistant and we are hoping to fill the position as soon as possible. We are hoping to find someone who would be with us for at least 2 years so this could be the perfect opportunity for anyone ranging from a sophomore to a senior who plans to take a gap year.  The position would be 10-20 hours/week during the school year and full-time during the summer with flexibility around breaks and finals.

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.


Job duties include:

  • general lab and mouse colony organization
  • make and aliquot solutions
  • receive and restock lab supplies
  • wash/sterilize lab equipment
  • document chemical and equipment inventories
  • PCR genotyping and gel electrophoresis
  • document mouse colony inventory

Once an ability to follow protocols is demonstrated, there is a possibility for progression into assisting with the lab’s research programs for students that show interest, reliability, and dedication. Such a student will have the opportunity to learn advanced molecular biology techniques such as cell and tissue culture, immunoblotting, quantitative PCR, and confocal microscopy.

The Rouf Lab studies the role of sex on nonmyocyte signaling pathways in the heart which are important for normal cardiac function, heart failure, and valvular heart disease.

This position does require the student to be around during the spring/summer semesters with flexibility for summer vacations and time away. Hours must be between 8:30am and 6pm with greater flexibility as student achieves independence.  The Rouf Lab is in building 26 at the North Campus Research Complex.

Please email your resume.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants would ideally have a strong interest in basic/translational research. Willingness and comfort in working with mice is absolutely necessary.  Strong written and oral communication skills; attention to detail; excellent record-keeping skills; the ability to work independently, take responsibility and meet deadlines also important. No previous laboratory experience is required but is a plus.

Additional Information

  • Hours:  10 to 20 hours per week
  • Compensation:  $10.00 - $15.00 per hour

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.