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University of Michigan
  • Position Number: 1772424
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Research Area Specialist Inter

Job Opening ID: 183052
Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Organizational Group: Medical School
Department: Pathology Department
Posting Begin/End Date: 1/14/2020 1/21/2020
Paid Time Off:
Career Interest: Research

Job Summary
The research in my laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular events important in pancreatic cancer development. A research specialist position is now open for lab management, student supervision, and projects aimed at understanding pancreatic cancer biology. Research will be performed utilizing a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV, along with three references. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

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.

The applicant is required to function in an independent fashion and be responsible of his/her own research project. In particular, he/she will be expected to be able to design experiments, initially under the PI's guidance, conduct experiments, process and analyze data, and potentially develop new and/or revise research methodologies. In addition, the candidate will be expected to present his/her own work both at lab meetings as well as scientific conferences and to critically analyze literature relevant to the research. The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient at scientific writing, and be able to prepare research papers. The applicant will also take on a lab manager duty. He/she will be expected to work with the PI on organizing and managing day to day lab functions, including reagent and supply ordering, inspections, protocols, setting up rules, and student supervising. He/she is also expected to monitor budget and researches and make recommendations regarding the purchase of equipment.

Required Qualifications*
  • A doctoral degree and familiarity with basic laboratory techniques in molecular biology field is required for this position
  • 4-5 years of experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

Desired Qualifications*
  • The candidate will be expected to be familiar with bioinformatics, basic molecular and cell biology techniques, and in vivo mouse model studies
  • Additional expertise in epigenetics is 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.

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