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Job Summary

We seek an energetic, enthusiastic, and reliable individual to work in a laboratory that uses the model organism, Drosophila melanogaster (the common fruit fly) to study genetic aspects of aging. The job entails cooking fly food, an agar-based sugar and yeast mix, in a small kitchen set up with cooking kettles, then distributing the food into vials. To perform the duties requires 6-8 hours, two days per week, plus the possibility of one or two half-days, depending on requirements.


10-20 hrs/week. 

$12-$14 per hour


Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience in a laboratory environment is not essential.  Demonstrated dependability, organization, and attention to detail are critical.  Good communication skills are required.

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.

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, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  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.