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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.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.


Provides a wide variety of moderately complex to complex technical lab support, individually and/or together with other lab members. Experimental procedures include cell culture, cloning, RNA isolation & qPCR, protein isolation & immunoblot, genotyping, flow cytometry, and other miscellaneous cell and molecular biology techniques.

Responsible for helping set up lab, maintaining lab supplies, ordering lab supplies, and lab safety under leadership from PI and senior research staff.

Responsible for helping in the maintenance, crossing, and documentation of the lab mouse colony, and helping perform surgical procedures with the senior research staff.

Maintain detailed records of all experiments and data, uploading to online lab servers and lab notebooks. Conducts analysis of data, interprets and implements research methodology, with the supervision of PI and/or senior research staff. 

Required Qualifications*

The applicant must have a high school diploma or associates degree, and at least one year of biomedical research experience (which could be during college).  The candidate should be excited to ask questions, think critically, and have fun doing science.  They should also be prepared to work closely with the PI initially to establish and set up the lab. This will require having the ability to be organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic about multi-tasking. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be efficient, effective, and able to problem solve and resolve conflicts.  Excellent attention to detail and excellent ability to multitask.Excellent attendance record and organizational skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Knowledge of University of Michigan policies and procedures. Knowledge of School of Dentistry policies and procedures.  Research experience in cell culture, animal work, molecular work and/or biochemistry analysis.  Would prefer an applicant that is willing to work with mice, as a small part of the job duties. 

Work Locations

This position is located in the School of Dentistry at 1011 N University Ave

Additional Information

This is a 1-year term appointment with the likelihood of renewal following the initial year. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.