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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

A research administrator associate position is available in the laboratory of Denise Kirschner in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

*Please note: This is term-limited, part-time position for 15 hours per week with the flexibiilty to work up to 19 hours per week as necessary. This appointment is through August 31, 2024 with the possiblity of renewal based on the availability of funding and need.

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.


  • Works with finance team in the department to provide Principal Investigators with daily monitoring of grants and contracts to ensure expenses are being paid according to subcontracts.
  • Interprets regulations and guidelines of program funding for standard grants.
  • Prepares quarterly reports for grant agency.
  • Assists with pre/post award sponsored research activities.
  • Develops standard operating procedures required for the submission, acceptance, management and closing of certain sponsored activities.
  • Assists with pre-award applications. Participates in contract closeouts.
  • Ensures compliance with sponsor terms, University policies/procedures, and federal regulations.
  • Helps put together manuscripts and figures for publication.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor degree and some grant and contract experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year research administration experience. 
  • The ability to use word, powerpoint and adobe is required. Knowledge of microbiology/immunology a plus.

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.