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Job Summary

The Michigan Center for Translational Pathology is looking for a Research Laboratory Technician Intermediate/Senior to perform several duties related to cancer biology
experiments in mice and zebrafish.


Relevant skills include basic cell culture, DNA/ RNA/ protein isolation from tissues and cells, western blot and qPCR. With respect to animal experiments themselves, the job will include PCR genotyping, preparing mice for procedures, giving anesthesia, dissections, performing injections (subcutaneous, intra-peritoneal, intra-venous and oral gavage); xenograft implantation (subcutaneous, intra-venous, kidney capsule), castration surgeries, monitoring tumor growth by calipers, and bioluminescent tumor imaging. Individual will perform these diverse duties as a member of a team of investigators.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with specialization in cell biology or a related field
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Ability to function independently as well as a team member in a team setting
  • Experience in cell culture, DNA/RNA/protein isolation, PCR genotyping, qPCR, Western blotting
  • Animal experience mandatory; must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal
  • byproducts, and bedding materials.
  • Willing to perform some tasks associated with zebrafish colony maintenance (no prior zebrafish experience necessary)
  • Willing to have some schedule flexibility (and occasionally work on weekends)

Work Schedule

M-F, 8:00-5:00

Work Locations

Cancer Center

Additional Information

MCTP employs genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches on clinical biospecimens to identify novel cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets. The mission of the Center is to facilitate the discovery, validation, and implementation of candidate target genes/proteins in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. The Center employs a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging talent from diverse disciplines ranging from medicine, pathology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, engineering, cytogenetics, and molecular therapeutics.

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.