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Job Summary

The lab of Dr. Muntean seeks a temporary laboratory assistant.


The successful candidate will be devoted to laboratory management and day-to-day facilitation of research activities. Primary responsibilities include: ordering and management of lab supplies and laboratory compliance with safety regulations. In addition, the candidate will assist in maintaining and organizing mouse colonies, by breeding, weaning and genotyping mice. Experimental work will include gene expression analysis, western blotting and tissue culture. The individual will be an integral part of an established cancer biology lab so communication skills, attention to detail and organization skills are essential.

Required Qualifications*

HS diploma or equivalent or Associate's degree and 1 - 2 years of experience. Strong work ethic and communication skills with the ability to learn new skills and ability to work independently. 

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related areas and experience in a laboratory setting. Previous experience with mice is a plus. Strong candidates will demonstrate a desire to learn new skills, such as mammalian cell culture growth, western blotting, gene expression, flow cytometry, etc. Some experience with computer programs for data analysis and database maintenance. 

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.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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 three 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.