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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

Function:  Assists in research by gathering data, analyzing, administering tests, recording observations, animal behavioral testing and setting up, maintaining and operating laboratory equipment. Assists with completing lab documentation for inspections and ordering lab supplies and organizing stock of supplies.

Contribution to Research Design:  Performs routine experimental procedures in one or more areas of work under the supervision of higher level research staff.   Sets up materials and equipment for course instruction.  Helps clean up after experiments.

Data Analysis:  Performs moderately difficult statistical calculations.  Assist in routine computer analyses.

Technical Support:  Able to follow directions.

Literature Search/Writing:  Performs library research on specified topics and prepares bibliography.

Supervision:  Supervision from higher level research staff member or faculty member; supervise and train undergraduate students working in the lab for research credit.

Decision Making:  Expected to carefully follow directions.

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*

Bachelor’s degree and 0-1 year of experience.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with neurochemistry, brain histology and immunocytochemistry, rodent surgery, stereotaxic surgery, electrophysiology, Matlab and/or LabView desirable. Experience with handling laboratory rodents or other animals is very helpful. Laboratory animal surgical experience or training is also desired.

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.