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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.  Also include the the contact information for 3 references.

Job Summary

The Anantharam is seeking a full-time Research Laboratory Technician within the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized, and capable of working independently in a competitive research laboratory setting. This position will provide an exciting opportunity for you, the selected candidate, to train and work in the areas of neuropharmacology and behavior. You will be expected to learn and implement approaches to assess sympathetic nervous system function using cutting-edge imaging and electrophysiological approaches. Other duties will include laboratory & mouse colony maintenance. For more information, visit

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


  • Carrying out imaging assays for secretion of fluorescent stress hormones
  • Elucidating the role of G-protein coupled receptors in regulating metabolism and excitability of pre- and post-ganglionic neurons in the periphery
  • Assessing the role of ion channels in regulating neuronal excitability
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Maintaining lab supplies and ordering
  • Assisting with maintenance of a mouse colony
  • Maintaining a scientific notebook

Required Qualifications*

Associate level:

  • Associate’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
  • Exposure to a research laboratory setting

Intermediate level:

  • Associate’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 1 year of laboratory research experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with mice (e.g., handling, isolating tissues, etc.)

Senior level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biomedically relevant field such as Cellular & Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years of laboratory research experience
  • Experience working with mice and maintaining a mouse colony

All levels:

  • Ability to analyze data and communicate findings
  • Capacity to work independently, manage time proficiently, and motivation to learn new techniques

In order to be considered for this position, the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Mammalian cell culture experience
  • Experience with immunofluorescence
  • Experience with molecular / cellular approaches (DNA isolation, western blot, etc.)

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.