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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.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, Inclusion

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.


The successful applicant will be responsible to:

  • Provide a wide variety of technical lab support, individually and/or together with other research personnel.
  • Oversee the day-to-day lab operation, schedule and maintain record of lab equipment.
  • Maintain the lab inventory, ordering chemicals, biological reagents, and supplies.
  • Offer general support and take record of the trainings needed for new lab members to enter and execute specific lab activities. 
  • Assist the lab director to prepare research proposals and project progress reports.  
  • Perform critical analyses of literature relevant to research projects.
  • Conduct experiments, collect and maintain detailed record of all experiments and data, analyze results, write technical reports, and draft abstracts, conferences presentations and manuscripts.
  • Present reports related to the progress of research projects in lab meetings.
  • Supervise supporting and temporary lab personnel, assemble, test, calibrate, clean or make minor repairs to equipment.

Experimental procedures to be performed include electrode-based and colorimetric-based assays for determination of concentration of inorganic and organic species in biological and non-biological samples, laboratory models to assess enamel and dentin demineralization, remineralization and erosion, bacteria culture and harvesting, monospecies and multi-species iofilm growth. The person should maintain detailed records of all experiments and data.

Required Qualifications*

The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in science-related field and familiarity with based lab instrumentation.

As a team member of a research lab, the candidate should:

  • Have a positive outlook and be self-motivated to carry out experiments as well as to work with other lab members and the PI
  • Have willingness and ability to acquire new skills
  • Be meticulous in keeping/updating track record
  • Be very organized and attentive to follow instructions
  • Have proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases, graphics and statistical computer program packages
  • Be a quick learner, work independently, troubleshoot problems and complete work in a timely manner
  • Have an excellent ability to multitask, excellent organizational skills, excellent attendance record, excellent communication skills and excellent attention to detail.  

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience working in dental-related lab; Previous experience working in research labs; previous experience in conducting a research project, from planning to publication of results.

Work Locations

This position is located in the School of Dentistry at 1011 N University. 

Additional Information

This is a one(1)-year term appointment with possibility of one year-based renewals contingent upon performance and funding. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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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