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Job Summary

The In-Vivo Animal Core is a group within ULAM which serves as a research resource in the support of early preclinical studies to investigate the efficacy and safety of candidate compounds or therapies. Position will learn laboratory procedures and the use of rodents in a research setting. The emphasis of this job will be handling of rodents to aid our technical services team as detailed below.  Histology lab procedures may also be performed as needed


After on-site safety and animal handling training sessions are complete and proficiency is demonstrated, tasks will include:

  • Test article administration as appropriate for the species
  • Perform blood sample collection from various sites as appropriate for the species
  • Applying ear tags or perform other means of animal identification of new litters
  • Perform data entry as needed
  • Perform other IVAC lab duties, such as slide and cassette labeling, as needed

Work Schedule

Maximum of 28 hours per week, working 3-5 days each week with some flexibility of attendance, scheduled several days to one week in advance with the IVAC laboratory supervisor since some of the duties are scheduled or daily procedures.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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.

Final candidates will be asked to perform certain aspects of the job. Candidates will be asked to provide proof of degrees, licenses and certifications.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.