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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.


In conjunction with other lab support staff, coordinate operational activities in classrooms and research and instructional laboratories, providing support services to researchers, instructors, and staff; support services include overseeing and/or providing laboratory prep and set up for the department’s instructional laboratories for BIO 104, BIO 111, BIO 113, BIO 167, BIO 168, BIO 326, BIO 433/533, BIO 444/544, BIO 445/545, BIO 634, and perhaps other courses as needed. 

Develop and facilitate implementation of policies, procedures, and standards for lab/classroom operations to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, quality control, and safety of the laboratory/classroom in compliance with federal, state, and university regulations and standards.

Coordinate the ordering, inventory, storage, and maintenance of supplies, lab ware, and equipment essential to the operation of instructional labs/classrooms; recommend hiring of student assistants for instructional laboratories as needed.

Assist with coordination of departmental laboratory and classroom space utilization, including use of space for activities involved in prep, outreach, and/or research activities

Other tasks as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field with significant experience in lab prep.  Excellent organizational skills, experience planning sequences of activities, superior time management skills, and the ability to switch between tasks quickly are required.  Outstanding communication skills, time management skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are expectations.  Supervisory experience is required.  Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is needed.  A thorough knowledge of laboratory safety guidelines, with completion of or willingness to complete required biosafety training and chemical safety training. Experience with routine maintenance of basic lab equipment is required.


Desired Qualifications*

Experience with inventory management is desired.  Experience with scientific writing and creating and maintaining prep-organizational documents are also desired. 


Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.