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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

A highly motivated individual is sought for a position as a Research Laboratory Technician in the Cortical Neural Prosthetics Lab at the University of Michigan.   The position requires a steady hand and the ability to develop micromovement for device construction.  Technician will spend a majority of their time building neural devices at the bench top under a microscope.  The technician will be responsible for refilling and tracking inventory, fulfilling device orders, tracking build progress, and keeping a record of devices shipped.  

**NOTE:  This is a one year term-limited position with the possibility of extension based upon need and funding.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor Degree in STEM field.  Prior wet/dry lab experience is necessary.  Must be able to work with chemicals and sharps without supervision.  Individual must also be comfortable working in a clean room for basic processes (role may expand into multiple cleanroom tasks in the future).   Individual should be able to communicate with team members, keep clear and robust records, as well as keep a clean, organized bench space at all times.  Also have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to explain the technology to new users.  Willingness to work in spaces with lab animals, though not directly with the animals, is preferred.   

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/ .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity .

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.