The Spindler lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School is a basic science lab doing molecular virology and pathogenesis research. We are actively investigating virus-host interactions using virology, immunology, molecular and cell biology approaches, on a tractable model system, mouse adenovirus type 1 infection of mice. We are recruiting a highly motivated individual for a full-time lab research position with substantial research responsibilities. The position offers opportunity for growth in leadership and research skills.
The successful applicant will be able to consult the literature or other scientists to determine the course of their own experiments with input from the PI. They will participate actively in the design of research goals, approaches, and alternative approaches. They will prepare data for presentation in manuscripts and grants, particularly for collaborative projects. They will give talks about their work locally and at international meetings. They will balance this research activity with functional lab supervision responsibilities, including training new lab personnel in lab protocols, after being trained by PI and current lab members. The successful candidate should be able to think carefully about the experiments of others and suggest modification to their experimental design, controls, and alternative explanations of the data. They will oversee/perform maintenance of cell lines and mouse colony, ordering, maintenance of lab equipment, and compliance with safety and health requirements. Contributions to our research projects will result in co-authorship on publications whenever appropriate. Attendance at research seminars is highly encouraged.
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.