Research Laboratory Technician Senior

    University of Michigan
    Ann arbor, MI

    Job Description

    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 Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology is currently recruiting for a Research Laboratory Technician in a neurobiology lab. The Research Technician will work closely with principal investigator, PhD students, and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to play an integral role in both lab management and conducting experiments. Research will involve animal mouse, muscle/brain dissection, confocal fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology, and mouse husbandry. The Research Technician can expect excellent training and mentorship towards a scientific career.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


    Conduct experiments - research will involve molecular biology, biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, tissue dissection, and mouse husbandry.

    Lab administrative/organizational work - ordering, inventory, keeping track of expenditures, interacting with lab safety, collecting packages, setting up and maintaining equipment.

    Functional supervision of 1-2 undergraduate students

    Required Qualifications*

    The position requires a B.A. or B.S. degree in an appropriate discipline such as a biological science or biochemistry. It is necessary to have prior experience in a research lab with an expertise in Molecular and Cell Biology. It is essential that the candidate has the willingness to work with laboratory animals (mice), self-motivated, and able to work as part of a team for general lab duties.

    Additional Information

    THIS IS A ONE (1) YEAR TERM LIMITED APPOINTMENT (with a possibility of renewal for a second term) with a projected start date of June 1, 2020 and end date of May 30, 2021.

    The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College's Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.

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    Background Screening

    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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    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.

    Posting ID: 558408539Posted: 2020-05-22