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Job Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible individual to provide technical support for the study of the genetics of blood clotting disorders using a zebrafish model.  The candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or laboratory manager. 

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.


  • Management of zebrafish colony including daily feeding of fish, breeding fish to maintain transgenic and wild type lines, water quality regulation, and cleaning tank parts and individual tanks
  • Screen transgenic embryos using fluorescent microscopy
  • Perform a variety of tests such as chemical screens and laser injury, using both routine and special techniques and methods
  • Injection, manipulation, and characterization of zebrafish embryos
  • Basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA cloning)
  • Collect, analyze, and process research data
  • Set up equipment and materials for experiments
  • Maintain laboratory inventory and research equipment
  • Participate in laboratory meetings
  • Provide technical support according to overall project goals as developed by Principal Investigator
  • Assist in laboratory compliance with CLIA, OSHA, affirmative action and bio-safety requirements

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline such as genetics, biological science, biochemistry, chemistry or related health field required and working knowledge of the principles of molecular biology preferred
  • 1-year experience in a research setting relevant to the position
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to learn new skills or techniques
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of our team
  • Excellent attendance, ability to multi-task, prioritize appropriately, and exercise good judgment
  • At least one-year commitment to the position

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous Zebrafish husbandry experience preferred
  • Experience with troubleshooting plumbing, pumps and water quality controllers desired
  • Available weekends to feed fish

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.