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Job Summary

The Department of Pharmacology is in search of a Research Laboratory Technician.  This position is responsible for carrying out husbandry and experiments with mice under minimal direction and for maintaining large breeding colonies of mice.

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.

Responsibilities*

The selected candidate will change mouse cages twice per week (husbandry) and perform daily health monitoring in accordance with the University of Michigan’s rules and guidelines and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The selected candidate will also maintain health and environmental records, perform tagging and DNA sampling, DNA extractions, genotyping of transgenic mice, and maintaining identification records. The selected candidate will perform a variety of behavioral assays, including timed observations, assays for measuring depression and anxiety, and pain threshold evaluations. Other duties will be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications*

Requirements for Senior level classification - A Bachelor's degree in psychology or biological science or related field is required. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with animal handling and care techniques, maintaining mouse breeding colonies, performing related genotyping techniques, and performing behavioral assays.

Requirements for Intermediate level classification - Associate's degree in psychology or biological science or related field is required, Bachelor's preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with animal handling and care techniques, maintaining mouse breeding colonies, performing related genotyping techniques, and performing behavioral assays.

Requirements for Associate level classification - Associate's degree in psychology or biological science or related field is required, Bachelor's preferred. Candidates must have willingness to perform animal handling and care techniques, maintain mouse breeding colonies, perform related genotyping techniques, and perform behavioral assays.

Requirements for all classification levels - Ability to work and get along with others is a must. Candidate needs to be punctual, detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated. Candidate must have reasonable computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.  A minimum of a 1 year commitment is required.

Work Schedule

Days / 8:00 AM  -5:00 PM / Monday - Friday, some weekend and holidays

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. 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.