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Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Research Laboratory Specialist Associate to join Dr. Michael Mulholland’s laboratory. Our laboratory has been extramurally funded since 1989.  We are interested in examining the cross-talk between the gut and liver and how it impacts the metabolic functions in the liver.  The laboratory team consists of two Investigators and two post-doctoral fellows. 

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


The applicant is required to function as a specialist in a cancer immunology research laboratory.  The applicant is expected to work fairly independently and to carry out the following duties:

  • Conduct animal and laboratory experiments, collect and analyze data, and participate in developing new and/or revised research methodologies.
  • Disseminate information to laboratory staff through data presentation, prepare reports and draft manuscripts.
  • Oversight in day-to-day operations of the laboratory.
  • Oversee laboratory equipment and supplies, schedule and maintain records of equipment/facility, and assist in purchasing of laboratory animals and supplies.
  • Maintain administrative records related to regulatory protocols and purchases.
  • Train users in equipment

Required Qualifications*

 Required skills are the ability to perform the following techniques:

  • Strong collaborative interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Cell culture
  • Knowledge and experience in transgenic mice
  • Mouse handling and procedures
  • Familiarity with immunological principles and biology
  • Scientific curiosity and an interest in the process of discovery
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 1-3 years related experience

Desired Qualifications*

Desired skills are the ability to perform the following techniques:

  • Mouse intravenous, intraperitoneal, and subcutaneous injections
  • Assays for glucose and lipid metabolism
  • Sequencing, including RNA sequencing and single cell sequencing
  • Histology and Immunoreactivity assays
  • Master's degree preferred

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.


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