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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

This is a one year term limited position in the department of Bioloigcal Chemistry. The primary objective of this position is to study the functions of lysine methyltransferases from the pathogen Legionella pneumophila.

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


The applicant will be closely involved in a range of research projects, and will have opportunities to make original scientific contributions, interpret and analyze results, and suggest future directions. The successful candidate will apply their energy and expertise to cutting edge science.

In addition, candidates will be expected to provide lab management support in the form of routine laboratory maintenance (inventory-keeping, preparation of stocks and buffers, etc.), record keeping, and compliance with University of Michigan regulations.

Training and assisting students with preparations, research techniques, use of instruments, methods and procedures to help advance the research objectives of laboratory.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, or biology is preferred and 1-3 years experience in a laboratory setting. Research experience with Legionella pneumophila is highly desirable. Demonstrate experience training and mentoring undergraduate students.

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.