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Job Summary

The University of Michigan's Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a Research Lab Specialist to support our reseach efforts.

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.


This Research Lab Specialist position will focus on conducting preclinical experiments aimed at advancing our understanding of radiation and radiation-induced DNA damage on tumor immunology and immunotherapy efficacy.   The ideal candidate will perform in vitro and in vivo experiments that allow us to develop new therapeutic targets or approaches for the treatment of cancer.

Required Qualifications*

  • Masters or Ph.D. in a biomedical field 
  • 5-6 years of related experience, i.e., published in a field of specialty and academic knowledge in a field or discipline
  • A publication record demostrating application of analytic skills is also required for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with flow cytometry, molecular biology, tumor immunology and cancer biology is desirable.   We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and self-motivated individual who can independently conduct research with strong verbal and written communication skills.  We prefer someone interested in working in a collaborative environment with junior and senior lab members.

Additional Information

This is a NIH grant-funded position that will report directly to Dr. Meredith Morgan, Associate Professor.  In collaboration with Dr. Michael Green's laboratory, we seek to define and harness the determinants of inflammation which shape anti-tumoral immunity and influence cancer translation of preclinical research to clinicl trials.

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.