Research Assistant in Biology

Michigan, United States
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

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

The Chang Laboratory in LSA Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology is seeking a temporary research lab assistant. In the Chang lab, we are interested in understanding how cells respond to various challenges such as nutritional deprivation or increasing secretory production. Our favorite model system is budding yeast which is used in everyday life to make bread and beer. We use a combination of genetics, cell biology and biochemical techniques to study the mechanisms by which various organelles contribute to the cell's ability to meet its environmental challenges


  1. Lab chores such as preparing media for cell culture, making solutions, autoclaving glassware (15% time)
  2. Performing experiments (85% time)

Required Qualifications*

Graduation from a college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Information

Willing to teach the ideal candidate how to perform all the techniques required for experiments and mentor how to interpret the results. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who hopes to advance in a science career.

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Mission Statement

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Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.

Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.