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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, and 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.


Designs instrumentation, theoretical models, equipment or other vehicles for data gathering and analysis. Investigates, modifies and applies new procedures, techniques or applications of technology, integrating new findings in field of study. Conducts research in area of expertise, writing results for inclusion in broader research project. Designs and applies scientific and numerical models in research. Has oversight for development of data collection and instruments. Monitors integrity of data collection and use of protocols and procedures. Reviews and critiques reports and analysis of other researchers and conducts ongoing, periodic and final analyses of data, using specialized techniques and programming. 

Writes and collaborates with other researchers on manuscripts, abstracts and other publications of research findings. Collaborates with other researchers on long-range plan for overall research project acting as expert in specialized area. 

Responsible for monetary expenditures of funds related to relevant portion of project. Leads research and project committees.

Responsible for administrative, financial, personnel and planning aspects of project.

Required Qualifications*

Experience in primary human cultures of epithelial cells. Experience with animal handling and surgery. Experience with basic histology and immunohistochemical staining. Must  have some expertise and experience with basic molecular biology and cell biology methods.  Must possess at minimum of a bachelor’s degree or higher and 6 years of bench research experience.  Excellent attendance record.  Extecellent attention to detail.  Excellent communication skills.



Desired Qualifications*

Interest in translational research and clinical trials.  Knowledge of University of Michigan policies and prcoedures.  Knowledge of School of Dentistry policies and procedures.

Work Locations

This position is for the School of Dentistry located at the MSRB Building at 1150 E Medical Center Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Additional Information

This is a term-limited position through the end of October 2021 with the potential to be extended if more funding is available.

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.

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, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  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.