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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 seeking a dynamic research lab tech senior with 2-5+ years in lab experience.  The lab tech will assist postdocs in the lab with some of their experiments, may work on an independent project and will share publications.  The lab performs standard molecular biology and genomic work related to various hematological cancer-related projects and currently no animal work.  In addition, the lab tech will perform lab ordering and general lab support and serve as the lab manager.  Some flexibility in work hours is required.  The environment offers excellent growth potential.

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Responsibilities*

Technical Functions
Function as a technical advisor on components of the research
Will develop, design and conduct experiments on primary lymphoma and leukemia samples including purification, ex vivo cell kill assays, ex vivo culture optimization, ex vivo surface immunoglobulin stimulation and multi panel immunoblotting.   Will assist with gene expression studies in cell lines of genes of interest and cell and molecular biology follow up experimentations as guided by gene function.  
Maintain the sample databases and will assist with work-up of lymphoma and leukemia biospecimens. 
Will work with outside organizations and other departments acquiring samples, data and information

Lab management Functions
Train and orient temporary lab staff and students in the lab in the practice of science, use of modern equipment and application of current technology.  
Monitor lab staff attendance and compliance with research protocols and safe laboratory practices.
Responsible for all lab orders: researching available equipment/instruments, contacting vendors/procurement for pricing, processing and receive all lab orders. 
Maintain lab records and develop, disseminate and execute lab policies.
Maintain and run equipment/instruments making sure they are operating according to specifications and arranging any necessary maintenance on them
Maintain essential lab stocks and reagents
Will setup and participate in weekly lab meetings
 

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's Degree is required with 2-5+ years of experience in a related field. 

Desired Qualifications*

This job requires the ability to work efficiently, the ability to follow instructions, and maintenance of a reliable work schedule.  Other requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills, effective judgment and problem solving and a willingness to work within a group. A successful candidate will be committed to academic biomedical research. Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage time are important skills for this position.  

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.