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Why this is a uniquely excellent opportunity:

  1. The area of investigation is very hot in the field currently and I have extensive experience with the techniques and scientific questions to advance the field. 
  2. You would learn a vast array of basic science techniques and intellectual skills with a focus on answering scientific questions rather than performing the same assay over and over.
  3. You will work for a mentor that will keep your happiness, scientific development and career development in mind.  References from previous technicians are available. 
  4. Training during this job will extend beyond the technical aspects of the lab but also include experimental design, critical read of the scientific literature, hypothesis generation, and interpretation of results making this position an excellent stepping stone for medical or graduate school. 

Job Summary

A research technician position is available immediately to investigate the function of epithelial cells during pulmonary fibrosis. My current research projects include studying the function and regulation of epithelial cell activation, cell-matrix signaling, and mechanisms of apoptosis during lung injury and fibrosis. Research will involve molecular techniques, experiments with primary cells, in vivo experiments in mice, and work with primary human cells and human tissue samples.


  • Perform mouse experiments and experiments using primary human cells and tissues.
    • Perform standard basic lab techniques, including  immunoblot (western blot), DNA/RNA isolation and analysis, PCR genotyping, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cell culture. 
    • Perform unique techniques, including isolation and culture of primary mouse lung cells and survival surgery in which agents are intratracheally injected into the mouse lung. 
  • Generate hypotheses, designing experiments, interpreting data and critically appraise scientific literature.
  • Perform general laboratory duties including ordering supplies, preparation of stock solutions and dishwashing, and other research duties as assigned.
  • Neat and orderly data management and some data graphing is expected.
  • Participation in weekly lab meetings is required.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on biological science
  • Previous experience in a basic science lab required. 
  • Previous in-depth experience in some of the following basic science techniques: immunoblot (western blot), DNA/RNA isolation and analysis, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cell culture and standard cell culture techniques.    
  • Highly motivated, meticulous, intelligent and hard working
  • The applicant must be able to work as part of a team and to communicate effectively.
  • Good organizational and record-keeping skills, reliability, ability to work efficiently, computer skills, and willingness to learn new techniques are required.  

Desired Qualifications*

  • Undergraduate coursework in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology with laboratory research experience is preferred.
  • Previous handling and dissection of mice is preferred, but must at least be willing to learn and perform mouse experiments. 

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.