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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 successful applicant will become an integral member of a large successful group studying various aspects of epithelial homeostasis and mucosal inflammation with a particular focus on inflammatory diseases of the intestine. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform complementary state of the art in vitro and in vivo animal experiments using a variety of state of the art molecular techniques. This position offers unique opportunities for ambitious individuals to interact with a diverse group including technicians, graduate students, post docs and faculty.

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.


Specific duties may involve the following:

Management of transgenic mouse colonies, genotyping and molecular cell biology techniques, maintaining databases and experimental records. Familiarity with basic laboratory instrumentation as well as record keeping is necessary. Other duties may be assigned by faculty supervisor or manager.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science area or equivalent.
  • Minimum of six months experience in a research laboratory in basic molecular biology (PCR, gel electrophoresis, protein gel electrophoresis)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in English, a strong work ethic, good computer skills as well as the abilities to work efficiently with multiple individuals and multitasking. 
  • A minimum of two-year commitment

Desired Qualifications*

Proficiency with word processing, power point and spreadsheet software programs is desired. Willingness to occasionally work unconventional hours to meet deadlines

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.