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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

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology is seeking a Research Laboratory Technician Associate or Intermediate to assist with work involving protein biochemistry, structural biology, and quantitative in vitro assays directed at characterization of protein-protein interactions, chromatography, etc. Proficiency in standard molecular biology techniques (PCR, sub-cloning, DNA assembly, PAGE analysis etc.) is required. Experience in the above-mentioned biochemical techniques is highly desirable.

Additional responsibilities include: hazardous waste disposal, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, preparation of media and buffers, organization and maintenance of lab databases, ordering, and data entry. The candidate should possess good organizational and communication skills and should be willing to learn new procedures and methods. The ability to work as a part of a team and also independently is essential.

The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to exciting research projects, and learn cutting edge techniques including quantitative live cell fluorescence microscopy, CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing, etc. This job can serve the candidate as the ideal springboard for further graduate education.

**this person will be working on preliminary data collection that will be used to apply for NIH grant funding in the near future. **

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*

  • Assist in driving a research project forward via experimentation and data analysis
  • Lab management – ordering, maintaining lab databases, data entry, managing undergraduate student research assistants, hazardous waste disposal, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, preparation of crucial lab stocks (media, chemicals, buffers, etc.)
  • The candidate should possess good organizational and communication skills and should be willing to learn new procedures and methods. The ability to work as a part of a team and also independently is essential.

Required Qualifications*

  • Research Lab Tech Associate: High school diploma or Assoc Degree and 0-1 year experience is required. Bachelor’s degree in Cell & Molecular Biology and laboratory experience is preferred.
  • Research Lab Tech Intermediate: HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 1-3 years’ experience is required. Bachelor’s degree in Cell & Molecular Biology and laboratory experience is preferred.
  • The candidate should possess good organizational and written and verbal communication skills and should be willing to learn new procedures and methods, as well as interpersonal skills contributing to a strong team environment are required. The ability to work as a part of a team and also independently is essential.

Desired Qualifications*

  • 2 years or more of experience in basic wet lab techniques including molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Cell & Molecular Biology, Biophysics, etc.

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.  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.

 

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