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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 incumbent will work under the direction of a new early stage investigator to assist with lab set up/launch and staff hiring and will function as the lab manager, overseeing and authorizing procurement and compliance for the lab. Given the steady need for tissue culture, the incumbent will oversee a shared tissue culture room to ensure those investigators and lab staff needing shared access have an efficient and effective means for scheduling time in the room and use of the shared equipment. Incumbent will also work closely with PI to support research focusing on defining RNA structure and RNA-protein interactions using novel chemical, genomic, and large-data tools through collaborations between the Department of Biological Chemistry, the Center for RNA Biomedicine and the Rogel Cancer Center.

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*

Works independently on defined research projects and is expected to make original scientific contributions. Manage and conduct research on large projects with a focus on sulfide signaling and chemical biology, maintaining a meticulous lab note book, publishing results in a timely fashion and presenting results. Is able to be self-sufficient in the analysis, interpretation, and trouble-shooting of results.  
 
Function as a lab manager, which includes routine laboratory maintenance and compliance with University of Michigan safety and animal care regulations as well as training undergraduates and graduate students on how to perform molecular genetics experiments.


Present in Journal Clubs and Lab Meetings, be able to write and prepare manuscripts for publication independently, think critically about experimental design,
 
Be able to tackle high-risk experiments independently and have a strong command of the relevant literature.

Required Qualifications*

A PhD or MS degree in a Life Science affiliated discipline with 5-6 years of of research experience and a record of peer reviewed publications. Expertise in the study of defining RNA structure and RNA-protein interactions using novel chemical, genomic, and large-data tools.

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.