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Job Summary

The Department of Pathology and Biogerontology Program are looking for an energetic, highly motivated individual to join our mouse aging research group as a Research Laboratory Technician Intermediate. The successful candidate must be capable of thriving in a fast-paced laboratory environment, working closely with a group of four other research technicians under the supervision of a Principal Investigator; several graduate students and postdoctoral fellows also participate in the laboratory’s work. The projects involve evaluation of drugs that protect mice from the diseases of aging and extend their healthy lifespan, and studies of mutations that also slow the aging process. The work involves mouse husbandry, assessment of mouse health, and coordination of diets and breeding plans for a large and complex colony.  The individual should have a background that emphasizes science and math topics, and prior experience working with mice or rats in research is highly desirable.  Detailed descriptions of expected duties are included under “Responsibilities.”

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.


Assist a team of four other research technicians in caring for a large mouse colony.  Change mouse cages, check food and water supplies, record birth of baby mice, evaluate health of aging mice, weigh mice, record data on births and deaths, keep rooms in suitable condition for inspections, and participate in research laboratory group meetings.

Required Qualifications*

Intermediate Level:

  • High school diploma and at least one year of prior experience working with experimental rodents.

Associate Level:

  • High diploma and 0-1 years of experience 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 or more years of working with mice in an experimental setting.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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. This job 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.