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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.

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


This is a full-time position to participate in translational studies of innate immune function in the context of autoimmune and thrombotic diseases (especially lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome). The selected individual will:

Retrieve patient blood from Rheumatology and Hematology clinics, perform cell and plasma isolation, store samples, and keep meticulous inventories. Assist with subject identification and recruitment, as well as with upkeep of regulatory documents.  Troubleshoot problems as they arise, and suggest ways to streamline and improve existing protocols.  Assist laboratory staff with their ongoing projects, utilizing techniques such as ELISA, calibrated automated thrombogram, RNA sequencing, live-cell immunofluorescence microscopy, intravital microscopy, flow cytometry, western blotting, and quantitative PCR.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in a scientific field, and 1-2 years of research laboratory experience.  Proficiency with standard software such as Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism, and excellent writing and communication skills. Desire and ability to work with a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, students, and professional scientists. Motivation to publish results.  Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.

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.