Research Laboratory Tech Sr

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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. Please include the name and contact information of up to three references in your cover letter.

In addition to applying via the UM job site at, interested applicants are encouraged to also contact Assistant Professor Jake Allgeier at


The Allgeier laboratory in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan is seeking a Research Lab Technician. The lab focuses on ecosystem ecology, food web ecology, coral reef ecology, global change ecology, fisheries, and sustainability.

There is potential for independent research within this position and a high level of independence is encouraged. 

Mission Statement

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 selected candidate will assist in research projects involving ecological and environmental science, including:  laboratory chemical analyses (e.g., biogeochemical analyses), computer data entry, and potential field-based research in the Caribbean. Basic laboratory management will also be part of the duties.

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from a College or University with a Bachelor's degree in a natural science discipline such as Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, or Environmental Sciences.
  • Experience in detailed, high-quality laboratory analyses of samples (preferably associated with biogeochemistry and/or nutrient analyses for N and P in aqueous and tissue samples - but this later part is not required).
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (oral & written) skills.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Ability to organize data for publications and proposals.
  • Experience in operating and coordinating research collection and analysis with minimum supervision.
  • Experience in field collection of environmental samples under difficult conditions.
  • SCUBA training and relevant marine field sampling skills.
  • Possession of a Master's degree in a related natural science field.

Additional Information

This is a one year term limited position with the possibility of renewal for multiple additional years. 

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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.