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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

The Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology is seeking a candidate to provide research lab support process specimen for research projects within various disease sites within Ob/Gyn .  We are looking for a candidate to support studies within the onWHARD (Women’s Health and Reproductive Disparities) group to understand the factors that contribute to disparities in women’s reproductive health. These studies seek to address the significant gap in our knowledge of fibroids, ovarian reserve, and other Women’s Health and Reproductive issues.
Lab focuses on translational research of benign gynecological diseases including fibroids, primary ovarian insufficiency, endometrial physiology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Tasks also include specimen processing and management and working closely with the department biorepository.

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.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Cell culture
  • Cell transfection
  • IHC, IF
  • Establishing primary cell lines
  • DNA, RNA isolation from serum, whole blood, tissue and other body fluid
  • cDNA synthesis
  • PCR, RT-PCR amplification
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Protein extraction and purification
  • Antibody optimization
  • Western blotting
  • Immunoprecipitation
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of experiments
  • Picking up specimen from clinics when paged or when needed.
  • Input and analyze data using common laboratory software programs for computers

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field
  • Six months to 1 year of experience working in a research lab – this could include experience in lab as a student or research assistant.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and reliability are critical to this role, and the candidate must be responsible, and being accountable towards the given responsibilities is key.  The candidate must demonstrate initiative, be self-supporting, curious with a questioning attitude, open to learning, and be resourceful. Excellent communication and organization skills are required.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree or higher in science or healthcare related field
2-3 years of experience working in a research lab
Previous experience with microscopy, fluorescence microscope

Work Schedule

This position’s daily work time will be shifted to starting later in the day (i.e. 11am – 12noon) and working until later in the evening (i.e. 7 – 8 pm) along with working periodic Saturdays.

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.


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