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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 research lab technician position is available immediately to study genetics and immunopathogenesis of psoriasis and other chronic inflammatory skin disorders. Out lab studies gene sequencing, functional analyses of identified mutations, cell proliferation and responses in inflammation. We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual with a background in molecular biology, genetics and immunology.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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.


The successful candidate will be involved in several research projects that will involve studying the genetics and molecular mechanisms underlying psoriasis and autoimmune diseases affecting the skin. These studies will involve sample processing for single-cell RNA sequencing, flow cytometry, and a range of cell culture and molecular biology techniques. The scope of these projects may also extend to working with mice.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong cell and molecular biology knowledge and skills
  • Proficiency in RNA/DNA isolation, QRT-PCR
  • Srong organization and multitasking skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn and implement novel experimental techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience handling and working with mice
  • Proficiency in immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence
  • Team player, works well with others
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Cear communication


Work Schedule

40 hours per week, schedule to be determined in compliance with COVID safety policies limiting lab occupancy.

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.