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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

The Division of Hematology-Oncology is seeking a motivated, well-organized and detail-oriented individual for a Research Technician position to join a research laboratory. The laboratory studies the epigenetic regulation of T cells using primarily murine models, in vitro T cell assays and genomic/epigenomic approaches. The candidate will be responsible for animal husbandry, assisting/performing research experiments and general laboratory tasks. A strong interest in immunology and/or cancer, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and prior research experience are ideal.


  • Responsible for the maintenance of the mouse colony, including performing routine checks, genotyping with PCR analysis, record-keeping and database management.
  • Will perform or assist with experiments, including isolation and culture of mouse T cells, multi-color flow cytometry analysis and sorting, DNA/RNA isolation, RNA isolation, tissue culture and cellular immunology experiments. Will perform or assist with experimental design and analysis.
  • Responsible for general laboratory organization, compliance with regulatory requirements, maintenance, record-keeping and ordering laboratory supplies for laboratory.
  • Collect, analyze, and process research data, reporting to senior lab members or the Principal Investigator.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific discipline or related health field.
  • Working knowledge of principles of molecular and cellular biology, and immunology.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • At least 1-2 year commitment to position, 2 years strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to work well in team or independently and communicate well in English (both verbal and written).
  • Proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheet and simple database programs.
  • Intermediate Level:  1-2 years of relevant research laboratory experience in a biological sciences field.
  • Associate Level:  Up to 1 year of relevant research laboratory experience in a biological sciences field.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experimental experience in multi-color flow cytometry analysis or cell sorting, cellular immunology, mouse handling, PCR analysis, and DNA/RNA isolation strongly preferred.

Underfill Statement

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

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.