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Job Summary

Protein chemistry lab located in BSRB (Department of Neurology, UM, Ann Arbor) has a job
opening. The lab is interested in studying the aggregation of -synuclein, Amyloid- and ubiquilin-2,
proteins which are involved in Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

*This is a 2-month term limited position.*

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


  • Performs cloning, protein expression, purification and analysis
  • Maintains tissue culture, runs Westerns and performs toxicity assays
  • Operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as FPLC and HPLC
  • Performs protein aggregation assays and data analysis
  • Operates confocal microscope and is familiar with liquid-liquid phase separation assays
  • Organizes and prepares lab supplies needed to complete the work
  • Maintains detailed and organized records of experiments and results
  • Follows safety and good laboratory practices

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience related area
  • At least 1 year prior experience in Ivanova lab
  • Prior experience performing all functions listed under responsibilities 
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written)
  • Good analytical, problem-solving, and time-management skills

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.