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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.

Job Summary

A research lab technician and lab manager is sought to work in a Molecular Biology lab pursuing basic science. The lab studies animal development, cell-cell signaling pathways, and the regulation of gene expression patterns, using Drosophila as a model system. The lab website is:




This position will be primarily focused on laboratory research in molecular and developmental biology and genetics, under the supervision of the lab head or a postdoctoral fellow. Lab manager duties are another responsibility of the position. These include, but may not be limited to: ordering supplies, maintaining fly lines, facilitating lab inspections, supervising new lab members, training undergraduate researchers, and generally organizing lab activity. Because the lab is small and requires relatively little management, bench research will be the primary focus of this position, though both sides of the job are important.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate should have a HS Diploma or Associate’s Degree; however, a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. The candidate should be familiar with basic concepts in Molecular Biology, and should have outstanding organizational skills. 1-3 years of laboratory experience is required, preferably in Molecular Biology, including DNA cloning. The selected candidate will be able to pay attention to detail, have excellent recordkeeping, and an ability to learn from mistakes are essential. In addition, the candidate must have good communication skills, cooperate well with co-workers, and bring a positive attitude to the workplace.  Must treat co-workers with respect and expect the same in return.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in a science related field. 

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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.