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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

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology is seeking a Research Laboratory Technician Intermediate to assist with the maintenance of tissue culture facilities. The desired candidate should be experienced in standard tissue culture techniques (cell culture, transfections, immunofluorescence, etc.) and should be proficient in molecular biology (PCR, sub-cloning, Western Blots, etc.). Additional responsibilities will include hazardous waste disposal, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, preparation of media and buffers, organization and maintenance of lab databases, ordering, and data entry. The ability to work as a part of a team and also independently is essential. The candidate should also possess good organizational and communication skills and should be willing to learn new procedures and methods. The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to exciting research projects and learn quantitative live cell fluorescence microscopy techniques.


  • Assist in driving a research project forward via experimentation and data analysis

  • Lab management – ordering, maintaining lab databases, managing undergraduate student research assistants, preparation of crucial lab stocks (media, chemicals, buffers, etc.)

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cell & Molecular Biology and 1-3 years of laboratory experience is required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills contributing to a strong team environment are required

Desired Qualifications*

  •  2 years or more of experience in basic wet lab techniques including molecular biology (sub-cloning), biochemistry (Western blots), and tissue culture (sterile techniques).

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.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.