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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 at the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) seeks a highly motivated individual to work as a Research Laboratory Technician Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Duncan (sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/duncanlab/). The technician will join a diverse workplace and will assist in an ongoing project on the molecular mechanism of membrane traffic. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills at the bench and develop as an independent scientist.

The desired candidate will have good organizational, time management skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Importantly, some form of job experience (even if it is in a non-related field such as retail), a good grasp of basic cell biology, biochemistry or genetics concepts, and the ability to manage the pressures of the job are essential. New or soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply. A two-year commitment is preferred.

Responsibilities*

The technician will be responsible for basic molecular biology (e.g. PCR, DNA subcloning), yeast genetics, biochemical cell fractionation and microscopy. Additional lab responsibilities include: hazardous waste disposal, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, preparation of common lab reagents and solutions, organization and maintenance of lab databases, ordering, and data entry.

 

Required Qualifications*

Associate's degree and 1 year of related experience. Importantly, some form of job experience (even if it is in a non-related field such as retail), a good grasp of basic cell biology, biochemistry or genetics concepts, and the ability to manage the pressures of the job are essential. New or soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply. A two-year commitment is preferred.?

Desired Qualifications*

A B.S. or B.A. degree in a related field or relevant experience is 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.