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Job Summary

The Dus, Shafer, Collins, and Kuwada labs in LSA Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology are seeking a detail oriented research associate to prepare laboratory media for fruit flies.  The successful candidate must be conscientious, responsible and highly organized with excellent communication skills. Meticulous attention to detail is required for this position. This temporary position will be approximately 20 hours per week. 


The successful applicant will prepare food for fruit flies used in the three labs, and be responsible to store the food, order the ingredients to make it, and to clean the equipment used to prepare the food.

Required Qualifications*

High school diploma, reliability, attention to detail and strong work ethic.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field of study. Previous experience with preparing lab media is desired but not required.

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

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  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

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.