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Job Summary

We are seeking a talented research scientist with previous cell and molecular biology experience to join our growing vision research group. Our primary focus in the lab is to study the intricate relationship between retinal metabolism and photoreceptor cell survival. We have created cell culture and transgenic mouse models to examine the role of several key metabolic pathways in the retina. We are looking for an experienced researcher who values team work and collaboration.

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

Responsibilities*

  • Rodent and rabbit ocular tissue processing and sectioning
  • Performing ocular histology studies
  • Optimizing immunostaining of retinal sections
  • PCR and Western blotting to analyze ocular gene expression in various cell cutlure and transgenic animal models

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a related field. 
  • Previous experience in paraffin and cryosectioning
  • Previous experience in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence studies
  • Previous laboratory research experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience and competence in tissue sectioning
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence including troubleshooting and optimization
  • Experience in western blotting
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques

Additional Information

This is a 12 month term-limited appointment with opportunity for extension should funding allow. At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

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.