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Job Summary

The University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine, is seeking candidates for a Research Specialist Intermediate position in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.  We are seeking a highly experienced animal research manager to manage the animal protocols, experimental records, and related compliance requirements.  

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


  • Oversee all animal experiments and related management activity.
  • Ensure laboratory animal experiments are adherent to biosecurity, animal care and welfare policies.
  • Manage and control colony size of experiment animals.
  • Responsible for writing, amending, and renewing animal protocols.
  • Develop animal experiment SOPs and ensure they are followed.
  • Perform animal experiment procedures.
  • Provide training and mentoring to less-experienced personnel.
  • Ensure proper record-keeping, including daily and weekly checking on experimental animal records.
  • Ensure that animal experiment related equipment is maintained in good working condition, properly certified, and maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Effectively communicate with ULAM, ACSO and IACUC. 
  • Maintain open communication with laboratory staff and ULAM personnel to timely address/resolve issues, concerns and suggestions.
  • Recommend and implement techniques to improve animal colony management and experimental procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline.
  • 3+ years related experience in a laboratory animal care/experiment setting.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills (data input, word processing).

Desired Qualifications*

  • Advanced degree in a related scientific or business discipline.
  • Veterinary technician certification.

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.