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Job Summary

A laboratory 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 to understand the genetic basis of neurological disorders including epilepsy and neurodegeneration. 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 an opportunity for regular interaction with senior scientists and independent work. This position provides a stimulating intellectual environment and the opportunity to become familiar with current advances in human genetics.


The applicant will carry out defined research projects and is expected to make original scientific contributions and to interpret the results of their experiments, and to become familiar with the relevant scientific literature. The position will focus on models of human disease using molecular genetics techniques including:

  • PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, and DNA sequencing
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Molecular cloning
  • DNA and RNA isolation
  • Breeding, genotyping and dissecting mice

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).  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.

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.