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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.

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.

Responsibilities*

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in research.  The Apostolides laboratory studies neurophysiology of central auditory circuits using electrophysiology and 2-photon imaging.  Successful candidate will perform behavior experiments with mice, perform stereotaxic survival surgeries, manage the animal (rat+mouse) colonies, prepare standard lab buffers and acute brain slices for electrophysiology, perform histology, and data analysis. Additional responsibilities may include contributing to in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology/imaging experiments.  The individual will be expected to play an active role in laboratory management such that strong organizational skills are required.  Prior laboratory experience is highly recommended.

Required Qualifications*

  1. BA/BS in neuroscience, psychology, biology, or related field
  2. Experience in handling of mice or rats is required.
  3. Familiarity with laboratory maintenance and organization and scientific method.
  4. Ability to work independently and to manage multiple research projects simultaneously.
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.

Desired Qualifications*

1.   1-2 years of experience with stereotaxic surgery, histological methods, and animal behavior is desired.

2.   Experience with electrophysiology, imaging, and/or computer programming is preferred.

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.