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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.  Please be sure to include contact information for 2-3 professional references that can speak to your relevant skills.

Job Summary

Assist principal investigator in the execution of research projects(s) investigating the biological and biochemical aspects of the regulation of human skin structure and function with emphasis on understanding skin health.

Assist in experimental procedures. Knowledge of tissue culture; real-time RT-PCR; DNA and RNA isolation; agarose gel electrophoresis; immunohistochemistry; bright-field and fluorescence photomicroscopy; and other molecular biology techniques is preferred. Candidate should have an interest in high throughput screening technology. Additionally, the candidate should be willing to work with genetically modified mouse models.

The ideal candidate will possess attention to detail, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, the ability to work well in a team, and a positive attitude. The candidate will be required to perform literature searches, and prepare clear and concise oral and written reports detailing the status of ongoing work, using spreadsheet, word processing, and graphics computer programs. 

Additional responsibilities include compiling and organizing data in the areas mentioned above, making presentations at laboratory meetings, assist in day-to-day operations of the laboratory, and maintain laboratory compliance with University and Federal regulations.

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.

Required Qualifications*

  • BS Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and/or related science discipline.
  • Competency in writing and verbal communication
  • Basic computer skills and ability to use, graphics, spreadsheet, database, word processing, and statistical analysis software

Research Lab Tech Intermediate: 

  • Previous work experience of 1-3 years in a research laboratory

Research Lab Tech Associate:

  • Previous work experience of 0-1 years in a research laboratory

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with laboratory procedures such as DNA and RNA isolation, real-time RT-PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, immunohistology, digital imaging, and Western analysis

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.