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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 Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is seeking a Research Laboratory Technician Intermediate to assist with the maintenance of tissue culture facilities, protein purification, and biochemical analysis. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to exciting research projects, and learn live cell fluorescence microscopy techniques. The experience gained can form the ideal launch pad for entry into graduate/medical school.

Responsibilities*

Responsibilities will include standard tissue culture techniques (cell culture, transfections, immunofluorescence, etc.), molecular biology (PCR, sub-cloning, Western Blots, etc.), protein purification, quantitative biochemical assays, and analysis. Additional responsibilities will include hazardous waste disposal, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, preparation of media and buffers, organization and maintenance of lab databases, ordering, and data entry.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in Cell and/or Molecular Biology and 1 year of laboratory experience is required. The ability to work as a part of a team and independently is essential. The candidate should also possess good organizational and communication skills, and should be willing to learn new procedures and methods. The desired candidate should be experienced in standard tissue culture techniques (cell culture, transfections, immunofluorescence, etc.), should be proficient in molecular biology (PCR, sub-cloning, Western Blots, etc.), and should be comfortable with protein purification and quantitative biochemical assays and analysis methods.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in protein purification and quantitative biochemical analysis is highly desirable.
 

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.