Research Laboratory Tech Sr

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How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following to the job application:

1)    Cover Letter, outlining past research experiences and an expected start date for the position (in email body or in a PDF file)

2)    CV or Resume (in a PDF file)

3)    Names and Contact Information for at least one, ideally three, references (in email body or in a PDF file)


We, the Spatial Biodynamics Lab ( at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is looking for a Research Lab Tech Senior to join our exciting journey to observe and decode neural physiology and computation in the living brain via technological breakthroughs. The Spatial Biodynamics Lab is at the intersection of the Medical School, Michigan Neuroscience Institute, Biosciences Initiative, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan and provides a unique and world's top interdisciplinary research and training environment. We are located in a state-of-the-art research building complex, North Campus Research Complex.

The successful applicant will be primarily appointed in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology in the Medical School. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting with scientists and engineers in our lab, to develop novel neuroethologies and analyze neural physiology and computation. The successful applicant will also learn and practice state-of-the-art research techniques and novel technologies for biology and neuroscience.

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.


Experimental responsibilities include

?         Primary neuron culture preparation from neonatal mice, to develop/test novel neurotechnologies and probe/analyze neural physiology and computation.

Non-experimental responsibilities include

?         Purchasing and maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies.

?         Management of lab protocols, including animal (mouse) protocol and lab safety protocols. Hosting lab-wide and 1-on-1 protocol training sessions.



Required Qualifications*

  •          Bachelor's degree in a related science or engineering field, with 1 - 2 years matching lab research experience.
  •          A strong interest in technology development and application to understand and decode biological signals, dynamics, and computations.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in at least one of the following fields is preferred but not required:

  •          Mammalian cell culture and/or molecular biology
  •          Primary neuron culture preparation from neonatal mice
  •          Mice handling

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.