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Job Summary

The Department of Emergency Medicine Research is searching for a highly-motivated Research Technician to work in the Sanderson Lab at NCRC. Their research focuses on basic science and translational research focused on cardiac arrest/resuscitation and perinatal brain injury. Specific areas of current focus include mechanisms of neuronal injury, neuroprotective therapies such as hypothermic targeted temperature management (HTTM). Proficient in large animal (swine) and small animal surgery (mouse and rat). The applicant will work closely with several research faculty and other research staff in an established lab at NCRC.

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.


Laboratory experiments will include the following techniques: Maintaining and documenting lab safety, general lab maintenance, overnight care of postoperative animals, rodent colony management, autoclaving, ordering supplies, preparation of stock solutions, and data management will be required. Participation in lab meetings and data presentation are expected. Must work effectively in a team setting, be able to communicate well, and keep clear records. Specific skills that are necessary also include ability to input and analyze data using common software programs. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Vet Tech or Bachelor’s degree and past employment or work experience with animals. Experience with anesthesia, surgery, and post-operative care. Excellent multitasking and communication skills. Overnight shifts required.

Desired Qualifications*

Degree in veternary technology, biology, animal science, or related scientific degree and experience with animals and animal surgery. Previous experience with large animals perferred. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and time management skills, good communication skill, ability to work with minimal supervision, and strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise.

Work Schedule

Full time Monday thru Friday. Flexible schedule with overnight shifts as well as weekend shifts depending on study.

Additional Information

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We strive to value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and larger community. This includes supporting the development of a diverse workforce across identities such as the race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer

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.