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Job Summary

The Department of Pathology is seeking a qualified scientist to work in a research lab in the fields of immunology and microbiology. The successful candidate will be responsible for a study of Host and Microbial Metabolism in Graft versus Host Disease.

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 candidate will perform studies to analyze intestinal bacteria, the intestine and liver in mouse models of intestinal inflammation and graft-versus-host disease.  The duties will include designing and performing experiments with the goal of publishing their findings in scientific journals. Candidate should be proficient in all the necessary lab maintenance and procedures to accomplish these activities.

Other laboratory responsibilities, as they arise, under the direction of the PI.

Required Qualifications*

  • Masters’ degree in biomedical sciences (or related field) with a minimum of 5 years of experience working in the fields of microbiology and mucosal immunology
  • Highly responsible, cooperative and able to work independently and with initiative
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills to work with a large, diverse group
  • Experience working with standard computer software
  • At least 2 years of previous experience working with and caring for rodents
  • Excellent technical skills for bench work including gene expression analysis, bacterial infection and flow cytometric analysis.
  • Ability to culture bacteria and genetically manipulate bacteria.
  • A minimum of two publications, preferably as a first author

Desired Qualifications*

  • Molecular biology skills
  • Analysis of proteins by Western blot and immunoprecipitation

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.