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Job Summary

This opening is for a full-time Research Lab Technician position in a newly established Neuro-oncology laboratory.  Our laboratory is pursuing two directions of scientific exploration: (1) Spine oncology – understanding mechanisms that lead to the high incidence of metastases in the spine; (2) Primary brain tumors, developing novel therapies to treat brain tumors by targeting the tumor microenvironment.


These projects use a wide array of biomedical research techniques and methods including: molecular biology, gene expression analyses, next generation RNA sequencing, exome sequencing of patient-derived tumor cells, tissue culture, flow cytometry, histology and immuno-histochemical techniques, as well as in vivo mouse models of metastatic disease and of primary brain tumors.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree with concentration in biomedical sciences is required.  We are seeking a dedicated, honest and industrious laboratory technician with excellent verbal and written communication skills, natural curiosity and enthusiasm for understanding scientific mechanisms that govern normal and pathological processes and eager to acquire all new technical skills necessary for the successful completion of planned experiments. Training will be provided and expectations are for subsequent independence in performing experiments without close supervision. This is a great opportunity for a candidate wishing to advance a career in biomedical research.

Desired Qualifications*

Preferred are candidates with prior laboratory experience at a Research University in the United States.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.