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Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Research Laboratory Specialist Associate to join Dr. Clifford Cho’s laboratory.  Established in 2006 and extramurally funded since 2007, this laboratory is interested in optimizing T cell-based approaches to cancer immunotherapy.  The current laboratory team includes Dr. Cho as Principal Investigator, a faculty scientist, a laboratory manager, two postdoctoral research fellows, and several graduate and undergraduate students. 

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  2:1 Match on retirement savings.


The applicant is required to function as a manager and research 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 abstract and manuscript preparation.               

Oversee laboratory equipment and supplies.

Organize laboratory animal and supply purchasing.

Prepare and update regulatory protocols and revisions.

Maintain administrative records related to regulatory protocols and purchases.

Provide general technical support and assist in day-to-day operations of the laboratory.

Assist in mentoring and training new undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's Degree is required.

1-3 years of experience in a related field.

The following skills are required for this position:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Cell culture

Lymphocyte assays including flow cytometry

Mouse handling and procedures

Familiarity with immunological principles and biology

Experience with laboratory management, including regulatory protocols

Desired Qualifications*

The following skills are strongly desired for this position:

Mouse tail vein injections

Mouse intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections

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

Flow cytometry

Lymphocyte stimulation assays

Microscopy, including immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence


University of Michigan Minimum Qualifications:

The University of Michigan requires the academic knowledge of a health science discipline, such as public health, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy, pathology, nursing, dental hygiene or medical technology, including advanced study or demonstrated capacity for health science research that is generally associated with a Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible work experience.

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.