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Job Summary

A Laboratory Technician is sought to join a research laboratory that is interested in understanding the role that gut microorganisms play in maintaining health using samples from humans and mice. We are seeking an individual who is motivated, well organized, articulate, and will assist members of the laboratory with the following objectives:

1.   Performing DNA extractions, 16S rRNA gene amplicon library generation, and sequencing (40%)

2.   Ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies (20%)

3.   Assisting in carrying out mouse experiments (10%)

4.   Coordinating mouse breeding colony operations and supplies (10%)

5.   Keeping a safe and functional laboratory space (10%)

6.   Maintaining laboratory protocols and equipment (10%)

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology or a related field of study.

Desired Qualifications*

Minimum of two years of previous laboratory experience is preferred. The successful candidate should be able to program a liquid handling workstation to perform high throughput DNA extractions and set up PCR reactions, have experience running and maintaining next generation sequencing technologies, work with mice to carry out infection models, perform basic microbiology and molecular biology techniques, design and implement laboratory protocols, perform aseptic technique, effectively communicate and document results of tasks, work independently, and be self-motivated.

Background Screening

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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.