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.
Provide routine to moderately complex technical support according to overall project goals as developed by Principal Investigator
Assists in evaluating research methods, procedures and techniques based on established objectives (32.5%)
Collect, analyze, and process research data
Set up equipment and materials for experiments
Maintain cell lines in culture
Perform routine experimental procedures, initially under supervision and later independently, including RNA, DNA and protein extraction, standard and real-time PCR, and western blots
Perform (after appropriate training) studies of viral infection in mice (42.5%)
Participate in weekly laboratory meetings and discussions of science
Maintain laboratory inventory
Assist in laboratory compliance with CLIA, OSHA, affirmative action and bio-safety requirements
May assemble, test, calibrate, clean or make minor repairs to equipment
Work in collaboration with Principal Investigator on other projects as needed (25%)
Associate’s degree in biology or related field with demonstration of academic excellence
Zero to one years’ experience in research setting relevant to the position
Enthusiasm for and interest in scientific advancement and biologic research
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently or as a member of our team
Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately and exercise good judgment
Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field with demonstration of academic excellence
Previous experience working with mice and be willing to work with mice
Some familiarity with University research administration, policies and/or procedures
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.
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.
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 177813
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