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Please include a cover letter stating your research experience, interests and future plans along with a CV.   

Job Summary

The laboratory of Jacob Mueller, in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School, is seeking a highly-motivated research laboratory technician.  Our laboratory is focused on using molecular genetics and evolution to understand the role of X-linked multicopy genes in sperm development. This is an excellent position for a recent graduate hoping to obtain a few years of experience before applying to graduate school.  They will work in a small-to-medium sized laboratory, providing a great opportunity to have regular interactions with the PI and work independently.  


The applicant will be involved in defined research projects and be expected to make original scientific contributions and interpret and analyze results.  The position will heavily focus on mouse molecular genetic techniques, which includes:

  • PCR, RT-PCR, qtPCR, restriction digests and DNA sequencing
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Molecular cloning
  • DNA and RNA isolation
  • Fluorescence microscopy to visualize DNA-FISH and immunohistochemistry
  • Breeding, genotyping and dissecting mice

Lab management support will also be expected in the form of:

  • Routine laboratory maintenance of equipment
  • Ordering of supplies and reagents
  • Compliance with University of Michigan safety and animal care regulations

Required Qualifications*

BA/BS in biology, genetics or a related field with two years of laboratory research experience (which may be at the undergraduate level) is required.  Will be expected to analyze and present data, design experiments and be willing to work with mice as a model system.   

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.

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.