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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 & Developmental Biology is seeking a full-time Research Laboratory Technician Associate in a lab that studies circadian clocks, sleep and metabolism using Drosophila as a model system.


The candidate will assume responsibility for performing routine lab work and data analysis including Drosophila handling, molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, functional live imaging and imaging analysis. Additional responsibilities include: recording and analyzing data under the guidance of the PI, graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related science field and at least one year of matching lab research experience is required.

The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with thorough, methodological and accurate work habits, have strong communication and multi-tasking skills, and must be able to work as part of a team. 

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in Drosophila handling and Drosophila genetics is highly desired.

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.