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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 DNA Sequencing Core, part of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities and located in the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), is a service lab which provides high-quality, low-cost DNA analysis to researchers. 

The new hire will be responsible for processing DNA samples for Sanger Sequencing, operating automated DNA sequencers, evaluating the results from the sequencing reactions, communicating those results to clients, and maintaining records of the process and outcome. Shared lab maintenance tasks will be included in responsibilities. Additional responsibilities will be assigned as the new hire acclimates to the laboratory environment.


  • Processing of Sanger sequencing samples - set up and purification of PCR reactions.

  • Process sequencer data - with interpretation of chromatograms.

  • Computer data entry - commenting on results.

  • General lab upkeep and maintenance.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree with a specialization in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as well as an ability to work well in a team environment. Basic computer skills are 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.

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.