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Job Summary

The University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine, is seeking candidates for a Research Specialist Intermediate position in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.  We are seeking a highly motivated bench scientist to advance the development of gene editing technologies towards therapies for curing human diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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


1.         Develop collaborative, cutting-edge research programs related to CF and CVD projects: design experiments, analyze data, complete appropriate documentation of work, including technical reports & presentations;

2.         Conduct experiments using transgenic cellular and animal models;

3.         Develop mechanistic approaches and utilize molecular and emerging technology platforms to address genes that are associated with cystic fibrosis or atherosclerosis;

4.         Integrate available mechanistic, biochemical, immunological, clinical, statistical, and pathologic data into study reports for regulatory submissions;

5.         Collaborate with other scientists to advance shared missions;

6.         Meet reporting metrics and provide summary updates to management.

Required Qualifications*

The qualified candidate will have the following:

  • A terminal research degree (MS or above) with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience in a relevant discipline.
  • Expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques with published papers is required.
  • Well-qualified candidates will have extensive knowledge about and preferably track record experience in gene editing technologies.  
  • Ability to manage multiple research activities. 
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide technical input are required.

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.