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We are looking for a highly motivated research technician to join a laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics.  Research projects in the lab focus on obesity, adipose tissue biology and the mechanisms of obesity-induced inflammation.  Our research focuses on how obesity-induced inflammation relates to human disease.  The following responsibilities and techniques will be expected:

- Management of mouse colonies
- Handling and performing metabolic assessments on mice
- Prepare mouse tissue for analysis
- RNA isolation, RT-PCR, genotyping, tissue culture, microscopy
- Immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry
- Data/sample collection, processing, organization/maintenance of data entry, and analysis
- Perform general laboratory duties; dishwashing, labeling tubes, preparation of solutions
- Other research duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*


  • Bachelor's degree in biological/animal science, microbiology, health or related field of study. 
  • Ability to prioritize, pay close attention to detail, follow through with tasks, and work as a part of a team of professionals. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to observe and maintain data confidentiality.

Requires the academic knowledge of a health science discipline such as molecular biology and biochemistry, plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply this knowledge that is generally associated with a Bachelor's degree, supplemented by one or more years of progressively responsible experience in the conduct of health science research or an equivalent combination of health science education and experience.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Completion of basic lab safety and animal training. 
  • Previous mouse handling experience. 
  • Experience with Microbiology/Molecular biology and/or physiology research methods.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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.

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.