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.
Independently design and execute experiments using cutting-edge technologies in the field of cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry to support drug discovery and elucidate mechanisms of action of key compounds. Taking leads in developing and implementing novel assays for compound screening and characterization. Interact closely with medicinal chemists to provide biology expertise and support as the biology lead of a drug discovery project team. Participate in various activities of the drug discovery process: from target identification/validation, lead identification/optimization, through to nomination of clinical candidate. Actively and openly participate in research discussions and reviews. Co-authors/authors publications; may co-present with Principal Investigator at meetings and conferences; assists in acquiring research funding including writing grant proposals. May supervise exempt and non-exempt research and support personnel. Monitors budget, researches, recommends and purchases equipment.
Master's degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field. 5-10 years of related experience. Outstanding laboratory skills. Must have extensive research experience on mammalian cell culture, DNA/RNA/protein isolation from tissues or culture cells, Western Blot, and molecular biology techniques such as qRT-PCR. Experience with immunostaining and flow cytometry.
Ph.D in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field.
Primarily days, with the need to take emergency call or work scheduled shifts during active study periods on nights/evenings/weekends and fill in during staff absences.
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.
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