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Job Summary

Seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time position as biologist/biochemist technologist with knowledge in roles of trophic factors and neuron-glia interactions.

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.


Assist the Principal Investigator in the design, execution and evaluation of laboratory research projects concerning the roles of trophic factors in neuron-glia interactions.  Ensure compliance with laboratory safety regulations.  Assist in the writing of manuscripts, reports and abstracts for presentation at meetings, or publication in scientific journals.  Critically evaluate relevant literatures.  Assist in writing of grant proposals for future related areas of independent investigation.

Required Qualifications*

  1. Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, cell biology or biochemistry, preferably with experience in neuron-glia interactions, cell biology, or molecular biology and immunohistochemistry. Extensive expertise in cell signaling, molecular biology, real time quantitative RT-PCR, working with genetically modified mice, anatomy and histology of the inner ear are highly desirable.
  2. Ability to work independently and to manage multiple research projects simultaneously.
  3. Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.

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.