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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

We are looking for someone to work as a research laboratory technician in two molecular genetics laboratories (in the Life Sciences Institute and the MCDB department) at the University of Michigan. The primary focus of the laboratories research includes investigating the molecular genetic and cellular mechanisms of neuronal signaling and behavior. The research will involve molecular genetics, behavior, functional imaging, genomics, and cell biology methods. You will report directly to the supervising faculty/PI in each lab.

Mission Statement:

Our mission at the Life Sciences Institute is to advance the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to pioneer new ideas to improve human health.

For more information on the Life Sciences Institute laboratory:

For more information on the Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) laboratory:


  • Maintain mouse strains and perform related experiments
  • Prepare media/supplies
  • Maintain lab resources and assist other lab members on experiments
  • Order supplies

Required Qualifications*

  • High School Diploma or Associate's degree
  • Minimum of six months of research laboratory experience
  • Minimum of six months experience in basic molecular biology (e.g., PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis and DNA purification)
  • Minimum of two-year commitment is required

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree (or expected graduate) in Biology or related majors (e.g., Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience or courses taken related to general chemistry and/or biology

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

•           Many choices for comprehensive health insurance

•           A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions

•           Dental, Vision and Legal Insurance

•           Life insurance

•           Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.