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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.

Responsibilities*

An essential portion of this position includes working with faculty, GSI's, staff and students to organize, as part of a team to communicate and implement designated protocols for specific laboratory courses in the Program in Biology, EEB, MCDB, and the Program in Neuroscience.


Plan, schedule, prepare, distribute, materials and equipment to and from specific classroom laboratories with the aid of students, employees and staff.  Keep laboratory space clean and usable.

Work with course Instructors to determine course needs, keeping within budgetary limits. Use prepared lab schedules and the University purchasing system to order, track and store course materials, keeping within time and storage constraints.

Regularly revise and update course protocol operating manuals with information needed for staff to complete course preparations.

Manage part-time student employees using time management, scheduling, mentoring and laboratory training. This should include skill development in lab safety, lab protocols, and work ethics as tools to achieve the successful operation of course laboratories.  Implement EHS (formerly OSEH) regulations.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in biology and/or equivalent education and work experience in other related areas. Materials preparation, aseptic technique, and basic computer skills are required; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; ability to work well under pressure, solve problems and meet deadlines is essential. Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to learn new laboratory techniques.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in an area of Biology or other related science. Experience in preparing teaching laboratory experiments is desired. Materials, aseptic technique, and computers; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; ability to work well under pressure, solve problems and meet deadlines is essential. Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to learn new laboratory techniques. Experience working with and providing guidance to student assistants, as well as protein, RNA, DNA analysis, Microbiology, Botany or animal physiology is desirable.

Additional Information

Please note that this is a 9 month seasonal appointment (August - April) with a recurring annual leave from May through July.

Higher salary possible for exceptionally qualified candidate.

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion.html

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/faculty-staff/human-resources/lsa-staff-guiding-principles.html

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • 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.