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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

We are seeking a full-time Research Laboratory Technician Intermediate/Associate to work in the interdisciplinary lab of Dr. Idse Heemskerk to pursue basic science in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. The lab studies spatial organization and differentation of human pluripotent stem cells.

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The candidate will assume responsibility for performing routine lab work and data analysis including cell culture, molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, and image analysis. Additional responsibilities include acquiring and analyzing data under the guidance of graduate students or postdoctoral fellows and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

The applicant should be highly motivated, detail-oriented and methodical, and able to work as part of a team. The ideal candidate is good at multi-tasking and has strong communication skills. 

Research Lab Tech Associate: HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 0-1 year experience is required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Research Lab Tech Intermediate: HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 1-3 years experience is required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related science degree and matching lab research experience.

Proficiency in part or all of the following is preferred: mammalian cell culture, molecular cloning, fluorescence microscopy, quantitative image analysis, programming**

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.