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How to Apply

Please provide a cover letter, your CV, and a 1-page research statement on your past work, along with 2 reference letters. 

Job Summary

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology is seeking a full-time Research Laboratory Technician Associate in a lab that studies circadian clocks, sleep and metabolism using Drosophila as a model system.

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


The candidate will assume responsibility for performing routine lab work and data analysis including Drosophila handling, fluorescence microscopy, live imaging, imaging analysis. Additional responsibilities include recording and analyzing data under the guidance of the PI or a graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 0-1 year of matching lab research experience in Biology or a related science field is required.

Applicant should be highly motivated with thorough, methodological and accurate work habits, and must be able to work as part of a team. The ideal candidate has a strong ability to multi-task and has strong communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related science degree is preferred. 

Experience in Drosophila handling and Drosophila genetics and confocal microscopy is highly desired.

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.