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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. References also need to be included. 

Job Summary

We are seeking a full-time Research Laboratory Technician and Lab Manager to work in an interdisciplinary lab pursuing basic science in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. The lab studies spatial organization and differentation of human pluripotent stem cells.

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.


The candidate will assume responsibility for performing routine lab work and data analysis including: cell culture, molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, and image analysis. Lab manager responsibilities are part of the position and include, but are not limited to: ordering supplies, maintaining cell lines, facilitating lab inspections, supervising new lab members, and generally organizing lab activity. Because the lab is small, the majority of the time will be spent doing bench research, but both sides of the job are important.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, or a related science degree and matching lab research experience. 1-3 years of experience is required. The applicant should be highly motivated, detail-oriented and methodical, and able to work as part of a team. For the lab management part of the job, outstanding organizational skills are required. In addition, the ideal candidate is expected to be good at multi-tasking and have strong communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience working with pluripotent stem cells, fluorescence microscopy, and molecular cloning is preferred. 

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.

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.