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TheHastings Lab is a  basic science and translational research lab looking for people to join the team that are interested in investigating mechanisms of disease and devising therapeutic strategies based on these mechanisms as potential disease treatments.  RNA therapeutics and neurodegenerative and genetic diseases are a current focus of the lab. Candidates with all types of expertise will be considered as we look to solidify our foundational skills and also expand our knowledge base.  

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


  • Employ basic molecular, biochemical and cellular techniques
  • Mouse husbandry and behavior
  • Cell culture
  • Data analysis 
  • Protocol design
  • Write manuscripts
  • Learn additional skills as needed
  • Perform other related duties as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience or related field.
  • Fluent in English. 
  • Excellent reading, writing and communication skills. 
  • Technical requirements include skills in Cell and Molecular Biology. 
  • Ability to work well within a group setting.
  • Highly independent and self-motivated. 
  • Familiar with standard Windows Office software, spreadsheet applications, and graphics applications.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership experiences. 
  • Ability to work and interact well with others of diverse backgrounds. 
  • Extreme attention to detail with good notebook keeping. 
  • Flexibility in working hours (long days and weekends if needed). 
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills. 
  • Ability to collect and analyze data. 
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to set priorities and excellent time management skills. 

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.

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.