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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

A highly motivated research laboratory technician is sought for a position in an academic laboratory focused on hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) biology. This includes understanding how mutations in HSCs impact cellular biology, hematopoietic phenotypes, progression towards leukemia, and overall human health and disease. Experiments will involve the use of common molecular biology techniques, cell culture, mouse modeling, flow cytometry, and "omic" approaches to investigate the biology and functioning of hematopoietic populations.

The primary role of this position is to assist with the technical aspects of all studies and experiments including the preparation of materials, data collection, documentation of results, and preliminary analysis.

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


Assists with research studies, experiments, and assays including the collection of data and the preparation of solutions, reagents, and tissue cultures.

Performs data entry and maintains data files on research projects. Maintains an accurate and up to date notebook with experimental details. Monitors data to ensure consistent quality. May perform preliminary statistical analysis of data.

Performs hands on work with mice including handling and monitoring, breeding and genotyping, and performing small animal procedures.

Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.

Complies with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.

Assists with general lab maintenance and cleaning.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years previous laboratory experience required.

Desired Qualifications*

Additional preferred qualifications and skills include the ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators, the ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports, a working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment, and an interest in learning new techniques.

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.