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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 right candidate will serve as a technician in support of a principal Investigator whose research focuses on adrenal diseases, particularly hormone excess syndromes and adrenal tumors. The principal investigator appreciates a commitment to scientific learning and motivation to manage tasks/projects independently. The position is ideally suited for graduates that are interested in pursuing a further scientific career who strive for more research experience.


The selected candidate is expected to conduct experiments under the close guidance with the current laboratory manager and principal investigator. A broad spectrum of methods of laboratory techniques will be used, including basic molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, transfection, and cell culture. The selected candidate will be responsible for accurate scientific research, documentation of results, and evaluation/analysis of data and other lab duties as assigned. The candidate will also assume organizational control of our bank of frozen tissues and cells. The candidate will also assist in the day-to-day maintenance of an active research laboratory through stocking and ordering supplies as well as training incoming students and fellows.

Required Qualifications*

Requires a Bachelor's degree and 0-1 year of experience in laboratory research and techniques. Experience should include working with cell culture. Comfort working both independently and collaboratively in a scientific background. Excellent organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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.

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.