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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 Division of Rheumatology, Scleroderma Research Lab, is looking for an entry level Research Laboratory Technician. Selected candidate will work as part of a collaborative team in translational scleroderma/fibrosis research. Responsibilities include in vitro cell culture with human and mouse cells, in vivo animal husbandry and experiments, gene and protein expression analyses, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, and immunofluorescence microscopy.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

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


  • Assists with experiments, and assays including collection of data and the preparation of solutions, reagents, and tissue cultures.
  • Maintain primary human and rodent cell cultures and cell lines for experiments.
  • Analyze protein expression and cell signaling.
  • Experience with working with RNA including RNA isolation, qPCR and RNA-seq.
  • Flow cytometry and cell sorting.
  • Work with mice including handling and monitoring and small animal procedures.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, including and supervising/mentoring undergraduate and advanced learners.
  • Assists with general lab maintenance, management and cleaning.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree related to Biological Sciences. Previous experience in rodent handling, cell culture, RNA isolation and qPCR, and western blotting. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Proficiency in Prism and MS Office, GraphPad prism, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator etc. Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Associate:  Up to one year of experience required
  • Intermediate:  1-3 years of experience required

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.