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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

With overall direction from the manager of the BRCF Epigenomics core, this individual will work independently on investigator projects as part of the fee for service activity. This includes but is not limited to development of assays, sample preparation services and quality control assessments. This individual will also work in collaboration with other BRCF cores for project throughput. 


The Epigenomics Core is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual,whose responsiblities will be centered primarily around sample preparation for Chip-Seq, ERRBS/mERRBS, hMeDIP, and bisulfite treatment for sequencing on Illumina platforms. Responsibilities will include sample reception and quantification, quality control (PCR, qPCR, Agilent TapeStation), DNA and RNAextraction, bisulfite treatment of samples for microarray platforms, along with other duties as assigned. Organize sample inventories, perform quality control,maintain and order stock supplies, solvents and chemicals. Work with others to optimize protocols for sample preparation to gain efficiency outcomes.

Required Qualifications*

Master's Degree in science. Extensive prior experience in molecular biology (minimum of 5 years) including the following techniques: nuclei isolation from frozen cells/tissues for ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq, nucleic acid extractions and quality control, PCR, quantitative PCR. Excellent data recording and organizational skills are required. Communication skills with customers and colleagues both written and verbal. The applicant should be detail oriented with a willingness to learn new skills and work independently, but still be a tema player. Good computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office programs.

Associate level requirements: Master's Degree in science preferred with 3 or more years related prior experience in molecular biology including the following techniques: nuclei isolation from frozen cells/tissues for ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq, nucleic acid extractions and quality control, PCR, quantitative PCR.

Desired Qualifications*

PhD in science. Prior experience with epigenomics assays.

Work Schedule


Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Here at the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), our dedication to customer service 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.