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Job Summary

Seeking a full-time research technician work closely with the Faculty and senior members in the lab research focus on in vivo imaging on animal models of thrombosis and hemostasis. Research technician is responsible for the operation and maintenance of state-of-the-art confocal intravital microscopy instruments used for live imaging.

The research technician must possess a passion for imaging, basic knowledge of optical microscopy, and experimental imaging experience with biological samples. The technician also needs to have basic animal training and be able to handle simple surgical preparation on small animals for imaging.


  • Operate and maintain intravital fluorescence microscope imaging.
  • Visualize (2D and 3D) and analyze imaged data using software.
  • Perform experiments, analyze data and contribute to peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related discipline.
  • At least 1 year hands-on experience in imaging live or fixed cell systems using various optical microscopy techniques and animal models of disease related research experience.
  • At least six (6) months hands-on experience on visualization and qualitative analysis of optical images using related software. 
  • A 3 year commitment is required.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Basic knowledge of fluorescence microscopy and microsurgery is desired.

Background Screening

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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.