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Job Summary

This position will be in the Transplant Biology laboratory and under the supervision of Drs. Cascalho and Platt.  The duties for the position will include:

The applicant will be responsible for designing and conducting one or more large complex research projects in transplantation immunology in line with plans discussed with PIs. The applicant will review progress, evaluate results and help writing reports to grant funding organizations and manuscripts. The applicant is expected to  formulate research methods including computational analysis tools and suggest options for improving quality, to identify potential problems and to recommend and implement solutions.  The applicant is expected to co-author publications and may present results at meetings and/or conferences.

The applicant will train students and junior members of the laboratory in equipment operation and laboratory techniques, including flow cytometry, mass cytometry, PCR, ELISA, biochemistry techniques and cell culture among others. She/he will help junior members of the laboratory with data processing and the development of new techniques.  The applicant will supervise maintenance of the mouse colony, databases, reagent logs and will oversee sample collection, processing and storage in connection with her research projects.

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.

Required Qualifications*

  • The applicant will be conducting research under the supervision of Drs. Cascalho and Platt. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in molecular biology and will be trained in immunology and/or cell biology. Requirements for the position are experience with mouse models of infection and survival surgery, generation of BSL2+ and BSL3+ viruses, generation of primary cell lines, flow cytometry, quantitative PCR, RNA Seq and sequence analysis. Experience in analysis of immune responses is strongly preferred. Experience in supervision of students and junior members in a laboratory setting preferred.
  •  5-6 years of related experience, i.e., published in a field of speciality and academic knowledge in a field or discipline 

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.