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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

Position is for a laboratory technician in cancer prevention-based research lab.


Candidate will be responsible for gathering samples, specimen processing, sample management, and sample database maintenance for several large studies. 

Duties include pick up/receipt and processing of subject biological samples.  Will be responsible for performing basic tests, setting up and operating necessary lab equipment, and knowing how to properly generation and disposal of both chemical and biohazardous waste.  Maintain and complete all specimen data entry within multiple databases and generate data summaries.  Must be flexible in schedule in order to process samples. 

Willing to pick up samples from clinical and inpatient settings.  Must be comfortable interfacing with nurses and other hospital staff.

Depending on experience and interest other lab work may be available with this position.  Some supervision/training of undergraduate students may be required.


Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in Biology or closely related field and 1-2 years of experience, either working in research labs, applicable classroom experience, or database work.


Must possess good team skills and be able to effectively multi-task.  Ability to work safely, to use common sense, and to exchange information and interact regularly with other laboratory personnel and department members. Meticulous attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to prioritize and manage time, samples, and data are crucial skills for this position.  Candidates should have experience performing laboratory techniques, using micropipettors, and have experience handling biologic samples such as blood, urine, and stool.  Must have experience working with standard computer software (email programs, MS Word, MS Excel, databases).  We are looking for a minimum of a 1 year commitment.  Scientific curiosity is a plus. 


Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience working with human samples and subjects is desired.  Previous experience isolating and analyzing DNA.  Experience performing bench laboratory work outside of a classroom environment.  Experience working in a research lab.  Familiarity with Mac and Windows computers.  Must be comfortable working independently in a laboratory setting. Some weekend and/or evening work may be required.  Experience with sample management and inventory software is a plus.

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.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.