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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 position as a research technician is immediately available to study the role of epithelial cells during lung injury and fibrosis. Fibrosis is a devastating and poorly understood set of diseases without good therapy due to a lack of understanding into the mechanism of disease. We utilize a comprehensive approach including transgenic mouse models, primary human cell culture and a number of cell and molecular approaches to discover novel mechanisms involved during lung injury and fibrosis. Excellent opportunity
to use as a stepping stone to a more advanced degree or as a continuation in a career as research technician.

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


  • Cell isolation and culture (human and mouse, primary and cell lines)
  • Biochemical assays (PCR, qPCR, immunoblot, flow cytometry, etc)
  • Transgenic mouse procedures/surgeries
  • General lab maintenance (ordering supplies, preparing stock solutions, dish washing, data organization, maintaining a lab notebook)
  • Intellectual contribution (generate hypotheses, data interpretations, generating graphs, critical appraisal of the literature)
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings

Required Qualifications*

Must have at least a bachelors with an emphasis in biological science with course work in biology, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology. Must have at least one year of prior basic lab experience with in depth skill in several common basic biochemical assays (PCR, qPCR, immunoblot, tissue culture, etc).

Desired Qualifications*

Previous mouse handling/dissection experience is preferred but must be willing to learn and perform mouse experiments. Must have good organizational and communication skills. Must be highly motivated, self directed, intelligent, meticulous and hard working. Anticipated duration of at least two years in the lab is preferred.

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.