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Job Summary

A technician is needed for a junior faculty lab studying stem cell culture models of inherited retinal disease. The new technician will be primarily responsible for maintaining the cell culture lines. Most important is the ability to learn, follow directions, and pay close attention to detail. New technician will work closely with and be trained by senior technician.

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What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


  • Maintenance of stem cell and retinal pigment epithelial cell cultures. This includes changing media 6 times a week, passaging cells at least once weekly, and performing other tasks as needed for quality control. Weekend work is limited to changing media for stem cells once, on Saturday.
  • Cell differentiation protocols, including picking colonies of differentiating cells.
  • Keeping inventory of culture media and making new media as needed.
  • Performing other experiments as time permits, such as Western blot, PCR, and immunocytochemistry. Training will be provided if the technician does not have experience in these areas.

Required Qualifications*

  • HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 1 year experience required. 
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions carefully

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Laboratory experience in Western blot, PCR, and immunocytochemistry is helpful

Background Screening

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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.