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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 Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) seeks a highly motivated individual to work as a Research Laboratory Technician Interim in the laboratory of Dr. Duncan ( The technician will join a diverse workplace and will assist in an ongoing project on the molecular mechanisms of membrane traffic. 

The desired candidate has good organizational, time management skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Importantly, relevant work experience, a good grasp of basic cell biology, biochemistry or genetics concepts, and the ability to manage the pressures of the job are essential. New or soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply. A two-year commitment is preferred.


The technician will be responsible for basic molecular biology (e.g. PCR, DNA subcloning), yeast genetics, biochemical cell fractionation and microscopy. Additional lab responsibilities include hazardous waste disposal, directing work-study students, and maintenance of lab databases, ordering, and data entry. 

Required Qualifications*

Associate's degree and 1 year of related experience

Desired Qualifications*

A B.S. or B.A. degree in a related field or relevant experience is required.

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.