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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

We are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated individual for a Research Technician position in a vascular genetics laboratory in the Internal Medicine Department, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Michigan Medicine.  The candidate will become a member of a collaborative research lab involved in the identification and functional analysis of genetic factors contributing to cardiovascular diseases.  The candidate’s role will be to assist under supervision in doing functional in vitro assays to follow up on genetic targets that have been identified, and assist with in vivo analyses.  In addition, there will be a role for assistance in managing the various mouse colonies. The individual for this position will possess exceptional organizational skills and a sharp attention to detail. 

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.


  • Experiments may include: standard molecular biology techniques including cell culture, ICC, IHC, protein isolation, running of Westerns, DNA/RNA isolations, PCR, and qPCR. 
  • Mouse colony management includes: tagging mice and ear-clipping for genotyping; tail genomic DNA isolation, genotyping mice using PCR; assist in maintaining the breeding colonies; updating the detailed database of mouse lines.
  • General lab management includes keeping detailed and accurate record of your experiments and updating all databases.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biological science or related health field
  • Previous experience with molecular biology techniques, cell culture, and mouse handling is highly desired.
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly responsible, and possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a research team.
  • Work Experience:
    • Intermediate Level:  1-3 years of experience in a research laboratory
    • Associate Level:  Up to 1 year of experience in a research laboratory

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with University research policies and procedures.

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.