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.
About the Life Sciences Institute:
The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) is a multi-disciplinary research institute at the University of Michigan, strategically located as a bridge between the medical campus and the central-campus schools and colleges. Our mission is to advance the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to pioneer new ideas to improve human health.
The LSI’s world-class faculty members hold joint appointments at the LSI, where their labs are located, and a variety of schools and colleges across the university. They bring broad and diverse expertise — ranging from cell biology to medicine, from chemistry to structural biology. The institute’s philosophy is to provide our faculty and their teams with superior scientific tools and administrative support, allowing them to spend more time focused on what really matters — their research.
The institute’s administrative staff supports all aspects of unit operations including facilities, IT, human resources, finance, research administration, academic programs, communications and development.
In addition to faculty labs, the LSI houses several core technology labs that support the research enterprise of the entire university, as well as collaborations with external entities. These resources include a high-throughput screening center (Center for Chemical Genomics), comprehensive cloning and macromolecular X-ray crystallography facility(Center for Structural Biology), comprehensive microbial biodiversity, fermentation and metabolite analytics facility (Natural Products Discovery Core), state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy facility, BioNMR core and a Mass Spectrometry core. The LSI also plays a key role in administering campus-wide programs including the Program in Chemical Biology, Michigan Drug Discovery, and Michigan Life Sciences Fellows.
The LSI is committed to the principle that fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within the institute — and in the next generation of scientific leaders — is inseparable from our commitment to scientific excellence and achievement.
Please note: the salary range associated with the selected title will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
We are looking for a hard-working, friendly and highly motivated individual to join the LSI’s Human Resource (HR) team. The LSI HR team is responsible for, among other important duties, the onboarding and offboarding for all individuals working and performing research in the Institute, including immigration compliance. This position will report to the Director of LSI Human Resources.
Manage the immigration/appointment process for visiiing scholars on J1 visas.
Administer the hiring/termination process for administrative and research staff appointments.
Oversee the time reporting and approval process for the LSI.
Manage and track all Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for individuals (non-students, students
working for credit, volunteers, etc.) performing research in LSI labs.
Manage the hiring/termination process for all temporary employees (including minors).
Process payments and appointment changes in Wolverine Access.
Assist the Director of LSI Human Resources with Special Projects.
Troubleshoot with payroll, benefits, timekeeping and HRRIS on various issues. Work closely with
LSI faculty and staff and answer questions regarding University and LSI HR policies and procedures.
Handle various processes including onboarding for Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
employees working in LSI labs, requests for access to the LSI lactation room, MCard assistance to LSI
members and update the LSI HR Intranet, among other duties assigned.
Serve as receptionist for the LSI. Includes the following: answering/routing phone calls, greeting
visitors, assisting individuals with directions, and guiding people through the building.
High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 1 year of prior human resources or clerical/administrative experience
Prior experience with Google Suite (i.e., Google Docs, Google Sheets) and word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Qualitrics
Ability to concentrate and focus on multiple tasks with numerous interruptions
Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to set priorities, handle multiple assignments and deadlines and display excellent judgment while operating in a flexible and professional manner
Excellent organizational, analytical and independent problem solving skills and attention to detail
Discretion when dealing with highly sensitive information
Focus on customer service and self-directed follow-up
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Familiarity with the University organization, policies and procedures
Working knowledge of the following University systems: Wolverine Access, MPathways Student Administration and Human Resource Management System, eRecruit
Previous University and/or human resources experience in a research setting
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 184428
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.