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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

This is a research laboratory technician position in a neuroscience laboratory. The principal investigator is a junior faculty physician-scientist building an independent research program. The candidate will perform experiments investigating the neuroendocrine basis of behavior.


The majority of time will be spent independently performing experiments including rodent behavior, injections, rodent surgery, histology, immunohistochemistry, tissue collection, and hormone assays. The job will include data organization and data analysis. The candidate should have a flexible work schedule and willingness to work on some weekends. The job may also include supervising students. There will be some administrative responsibilities, such as ordering laboratory supplies and organizing and maintaining financial records.

Required Qualifications*

Exceptional organizational skills and reliability are essential, as well as the ability to work well with others. The applicant must have familiarity with Microsoft Office suite software and proficiency in English. HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 0-1 years of experience is required.

Desired Qualifications*

The applicant should have prior experience with rodent research.  A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, Masters, or PhD in a related in a related discipline is preferred. The preferred candidate would have at least 2 years of relevant laboratory experience with good references.  Familiarity with software including Ethovision, Prism, SPSS. Prior experience with in situ hybridization, histology, rodent behavior, and rodent surgery including stereotactic surgery is desired. Recent graduates looking to strengthen their credentials for neuroscience graduate school or MD/PhD application are encouraged to apply, as are applicants seeking more long-term employment. 

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.