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Job Summary

The person recruited to this position will work with the PI and interface with collaborating laboratories using immunohistochemical techniques. 


  • Work independently and with other members of research team.
  • Instruct staff and students on specialized imaging equipment.
  • Perform fluorescence microscopy studies of formalin fixed paraffin embedded samples.
  • Manage supplies. 
  • Manage documentation regarding laboratory compliance with institutional policies.
  • Participate in writing.
  • Manage and archive data.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s or Associate's degree in science with knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry, laboratory instrumentation and microscopy. 
  • Previous relevant laboratory research experience of at least 2 - 5 years with animal and cellular models.
  • Strong background in fluorescence microscopy and immunohistochemical techniques.
  • Experience in cell culture.
  • Ability to prepare figures and documents for internal and external reports and publications.
  • Previous experience with Metamorph, Image J, and other image processing software.
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop.
  • Highly motivated and responsible individual with ability to work with some independence. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with Photoshop, statistical software, and imaging software. 
  • Supervisory or teaching experience useful.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Underfill Statement

This position may be under-filled at a lower classification depending upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

This is a 6-month term-limited position that does not have recall right.  Opportunity for extension is possible as funding allows. 

Mission Statement: The Kellogg Eye Center seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease.  Guiding Principles: Teamwork, Caring, Innovation, and Integrity.

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.