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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

A research lab technician position is available immediately to study genetics and immunopathogenesis of psoriasis and other chronic inflammatory skin disorders. Our lab studies gene sequencing, functional analyses of identified mutations, cell prolifferation and responses in inflammation. We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual with a background in molecular biology, genetics and immunology.


The successful candidate will provide a wide variety of complex technical lab support for several research projects that will involve studying genetic mutations predisposing to psoriasis, transfections and genetic modification of human cells including monocytes, T-cells and keratinocytes. Participate in flow cytometric analyses and work on single-cell RNA sequencing. Assist in evaluating lab methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives. In addition to these research roles, this individual will also be involved with general lab maintenance roles, including the organization and maintenance of lab supplies and equipment and general lab upkeep.

Required Qualifications*

  • Experience handling and working with mice
  • High school diploma or Associate's degree and 1 to 2 years' experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong cell and molecular biology knowledge and skills
  • Proficiency in RNA/DNA isolation, QRTPCR
  • Proficiency in immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence
  • Strong organization and multitasking skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn and implement novel experimental techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Team player, works well with others
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Clear communication

Work Schedule

Full time --  minimal flexible hours -- mostly 8:00-5:00. Weekends not required.


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 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.