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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 Hospital Medicine at the Internal Medicine Department of the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) seeks a highly motivated individual to work as a Research Laboratory Technician. Research in the lab applies functional genomics with CRISPR-based gene editing to better understand the molecular basis of different disease states, including atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and COVID-19. The desired candidate would work under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI) to both oversee daily lab operations and to perform experiments that support different research projects within the group. This is a great opportunity to learn how to manage a research lab and acquire techniques and approaches in biomedical research as well as critical analytic skills, and to contribute toward original research. The successful applicant will be responsible for general lab management including ordering supplies, record keeping for lab compliance, general lab maintenance and supporting the ongoing research.

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


  • Perform cell and molecular biology experiments including genome editing, cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy, and DNA, RNA, and protein analysis.
  • General laboratory maintenance including ordering and organizing lab supplies and reagents, keeping records updated, restocking supplies, preparing shared lab solutions and reagents, disposing biomedical waste, sending lab glassware for cleaning, and autoclaving.
  • Generating new lab tools and reagents, conduct and troubleshoot experiments, and analyze and record the resultant data in order to contribute to the completion of project goals.
  • A two-year minimum commitment is strongly preferred.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to life sciences.
  • Minimum of 1 year of related research experience  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills contributing to a strong team environment
  • Strong integrity, proactive, and high attention to detail
  • Able to manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability for workload
  • Flexible and resilient in the face of change
  • Exercise excellent independent judgement
  • Appropriately discern when to ask questions or ask for help
  • Appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information
  • High degree of analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and exceptional communication skills
  • Strong follow-through and follow-up skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with research techniques in cell and molecular biology.
  • Experience with computer-based data analysis, record-keeping, and data organization and analysis.
  • Experience in working with genetically modified mice is preferred but not required.

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.