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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.

Job Summary

The Metabolomics Biomedical Research Core Facility (BRCF) has an immediate need for a full time temporary laboratory staff member.  The Metabolomics Core measures concentrations of small moleucles in biological samples. It strives to provide GLP-quality analytical services while conducting sample preparation, testing and results to research scientisits. The incumbent for this position will be resonsible for handling tissues or biofluids as part of the ongoing testing, analyis and reporting of research grant data. 

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.

Responsibilities*

Perform steps pertaining to sample preparation for metabolomic analysis, including the careful resecting and weighing of frozen tissue samples and homogenization and metabolite extraction from these tissues and other biofluids. 

Learn how these samples are analyzed using mass spectrometers and the remaining time analyzing mass spectral data using Agilent Masshunter software and other software tools using a desktop PC.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor of Science in chemistry or related field
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and the Windows environment
Good laboratory skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to closely follow a standard operating procedure, carefully note observations and/or deviations from expected results, and routine delivery of accurate, well-curated data is expected. Patience and strength in attention to detail is required.
Good written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications*

Graduate students are welcome to apply for this full time position. Understanding of basic statistical methods and some experience using R is desired

Additional Information

Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here at the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), our dedication to customerservice is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an institutional resource to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.

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.