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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 team studying the neuronal mechanisms regulating sleep and wakefulness is looking for a Research Technician that is highly motivated and passionate about science. The lab uses various cutting-edge neuroscience techniques together with behavioral manipulations and EEG/EMG recordings in freely behaving rodents.


Research activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Stereotaxic surgeries
  • EEG/EMG implantation and recording
  • Behavioral experimentations
  • Optogenetic/chemogenetic manipulations
  • In vivo calcium imaging

The Research Technician will also be responsible for mouse husbandry/animal care procedures.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or Associate's degree
  • At least 1 year of previous laboratory experience
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work with animals

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Life Sciences
  • Interest in neuroscience and sleep research
  • Previous experience with data analysis and/or stereotaxic surgeries in rodents

Additional Information

This position is term-limited to 1 year with the possibility of extension.

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  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

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.