Research Laboratory Specialist Intermediate / Associate

University of Michigan Dearborn

United States

November 12, 2021


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Job Summary

The research laboratory of Dr. Shoji Maeda in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI is in search of a Research Laboratory Specialist. The laboratory is situated in the heart of Michigan Medicine within steps of a multitude of research resources and easy access to collaborators, the clinics, and animal facilities. The laboratory focuses on membrane proteins, especially G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) and downstream signaling molecules. The laboratory also employs protein engineering techniques to discover, engineer, and evaluate novel biological molecules to modulate the receptor function.

As the selected candidate, you will be expected to work under the guidance of the laboratory PI and together with other laboratory personnel (graduate students/postdoctoral fellow). The responsibilities will be to prepare laboratory reagents and solutions, wash laboratory glassware, sterilization of laboratory equipment and supplies, maintain laboratory supplies/stock, and some ordering. The responsibilities will also include molecular biology, cell biology and biochemical work with DNA, proteins, and cultured cells.

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
  • Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a biological science or chemistry
  • Exemplary laboratory organizational skills
  • Intermediate: A minimum of 4 years of experience in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemical work with DNA, proteins, and cultured cells

    Associate: A minimum of 1 year of experience in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemical work with DNA, proteins, and cultured cells

    Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in protein expression and purification
  • Underfill Statement

    This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

    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.

    U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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