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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.

Job Summary

The newly established Engineering Preclinical Imaging Center (EPIC) at the University of Michigan has a job opening for a full-time Research Laboratory Specialist Associate to assist various investigators in performing MRI scans of small animals (primarily rodents) and biological samples.

**NOTE:  This is a one year term-limited position with the possibility of extension based upon need and funding.


The Research Lab Specialist will be trained to operate a 7 Tesla small-animal MRI system and auxiliary equipment, and to prepare animals for in vivo MRI experiments. The Research Lab Specialist will also assist in developing animal protocols, maintaining equipment for animal handling, anesthesia, recording, and stimulation.  Will also work together with a multidisciplinary team, involving faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and collaborate with a broad range of MRI users on campus.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must possess a bachelor (or higher) degree in engineering, biology, neuroscience, physics, chemistry, or a related field.  Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively with others. Good verbal and written communication skills. Good organizational skills. Responsible and productive track record. Candidate needs to be punctual, detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated.

Desired Qualifications*

It would be desirable, although not necessary, if the candidate has prior experience in either animal or MRI research. 

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

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Background Screening

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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.