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Job Summary

The Knight lab in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, is seeking a full-time research laboratory specialist. Successful applicants will participate in projects exploring the role of innate immunity in vascular disease and thrombosis. 

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
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


This position will especially focus on the mouse aspects of the Knight lab's research program and therefore requires an individual who can perform mouse vascular surgeries. Individuals who do not have prior experience handling rodents should not apply.

The candidate should be highly motivated and have the ability to formulate new research methods and suggest options for improving existing protocols.

The candidate should also be able to work independently on collection of data and analysis of research results.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

A Bachelor's degree in biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related field is required, as is previous experience working with rodents.  One to three years of experience in a related field.

Desired Qualifications*

A Master’s degree or PhD in biology, genetics, or a related field is preferred. Experience with tissue culture techniques, biochemistry (western blotting, protein purification), and immunohistochemistry will be helpful.

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.