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University of Michigan
  • Position Number: 1883514
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Research Lab Specialist Inter (Term Limited)

Job Opening ID: 184911
Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Organizational Group: Medical School
Department: Int Med-Pulm./Critical Care
Posting Begin/End Date: 3/25/2020 4/25/2020
Paid Time Off:
Career Interest:

How to Apply
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
We are a dynamic, growing laboratory investigating the pathogenesis of acute respiratory infections, including influenza and bacterial pneumonia. Our laboratory has identified type I interferons and dysregulated neutrophil responses as significant mechanisms underlying severe influenza and bacterial pneumonias. We currently have 2 funded projects to study alterations in neutrophil phenotypes during acute respiratory infections and to conduct translational work in human subjects examining the role of aging in severity of influenza infections. The successful candidate will have an experience in immunology and microbiology, murine models of disease, collaborative mindset, willingness to learn new skills, dependability, and attention to detail.

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.

Performing research studies- molecular biology and immunology assays (e.g., ELISA, isolation of RNA and PCR, flow cytometry)- animal (mouse) studies including survival surgeries and monitoring

General maintenance of lab equipment and inventory, lab cleanliness, restocking of solutions, etc.

Maintaining documentation and compliance with research regulations and policies, including lab safety, renewing IACUC protocols, and inspections

Required Qualifications*
BS/BA or equivalent in biology, chemistry, or related scientific field4-5 years of molecular biology and immunology experience including cell culture, animal (mouse) procedural work

Desired Qualifications*
Master's in related field

Supervisory and financial management experience

Additional Information
This is a 1 year term limited position with the possibility of extension. Extension will be based on the availability of funding and performance.

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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