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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

Laboratory Manger of a basic science research lab at the UMICH Medical School, working on neural development and nervous system regeneration. You will be working in a team with graduate students and research faculty, as well as faculty and trainees in collaborating laboratories.

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


As lab manager of a medium-sized lab (6 graduate students and 1 research faculty) approximately 40% of your time will be dedicated to laboratory organization/administrative work and 60% will be for research.


Administrative responsibilities:

  • Placing of orders for reagents, receiving and storing of reagents, billing, keeping digital records of lab inventory
  • Attend bi-weekly CDB lab liaisons meetings and report back to the lab
  • Shipping reagents/samples via FedEx to collaborating laboratories
  • Responsible that laboratory keeps running smoothly


Research responsibilities:

  • To work in a team that uses transgenic mice to study mechanisms of development and repair
  • Mouse colony management, this includes mouse breeding, tagging, PCR genotyping, perfusion and harvesting of tissues
  • Cryo-sectioning of mouse tissue, immunofluorescence labeling, imaging of stained tissues, and image analysis; Western blotting
  • Cell culture work, this includes work with cell lines and primary cells
  • Training of students (graduate students and undergrad students)
  • DNA preps (mini-preps and maxi-preps)
  • Prepare commonly used buffers and reagent stocks

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years experience required 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills contributing to a strong team environment are required.
  • Experienced and skilled in working with mice, this incudes colony management, genotyping, tissue collection and analysis.
  • Experienced and skilled in cryo-sectioning and immunofluorescence labeling
  • Work independently and reproducibly after necessary training 
  • Good organizational skills, good work ethics, and strong interest in research 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge in neuroscience/neuroinflammation/immunology is preferred
  • Master's Degree in Biology or related.

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.