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Responsibilities*

Entry-level laboratory technician in cancer prevention-based research lab. Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for sample processing, management, and data collection for large translational studies.
  • Duties include pick up/receipt and processing of subject urine, stool, and blood samples.
  • Maintain and complete all data entry.
  • Must be flexible in schedule in order to process samples.
  • Willing to pick up samples from clinical and inpatient settings.
  • Generation and proper disposal of chemical and biohazardous waste.
  • Database entry and management for sample information.
  • Depending on experience and interest, DNA extraction, library preparations, cell culture, or other lab work may be available with this position.
  • Some supervision/training of undergraduate students may be required.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or closely related field and 1-3 years of experience.
  • Some direct bench/research experience, ideally with human samples. 
  • Experience pipetting is a must. 
  • Meticulous attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to prioritize and manage time, samples, and data are crucial skills for this position.  
  • Must have experience working with standard computer software (email programs, MS word, MS excel, databases).  
  • Scientific curiosity is a plus. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Must possess good team skills and be able to effectively multi-task.
  • Must be comfortable working independently in a laboratory setting.
  • Ability to work safely, to use common sense, and to exchange information and interact regularly with other laboratory personnel and department members.
  • Some weekend and/or evening work may be required.
  • Experience with sample management software is a plus.
  • We are looking for a minimum of a 1-year commitment.

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.