Research Laboratory Tech Senior/Intermediate - Term Limited

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How to Apply

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.

Summary

The candidate will undertake an independent research project related to antigen presentation and immune responses to infections and vaccines in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI.

This is a term limited full-time position through March 2026, with the possibility of renewal based on need and available funding.

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.

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 with the design and execution of experiments, including acquiring knowledge of the related literature.
  • Analyses of results of experiments using customized software and common graphing and statistical software.
  • Discussions of experimental results. Presentations of research findings and journal articles at lab meetings, meetings with other research groups and poster sessions.
  • Preparation of manuscripts relating to research findings.
  • Assistance with lab maintenance and the smooth functioning of the research laboratory.

Required Qualifications*

Senior level:

  • BS in biological sciences with 3+ years of related research experience.
  • Basic proficiency in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry are required and experience with immunology research is desirable.
  • Strong motivation for research, learning and engaging in the literature.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and sharp attention to detail.
  • Ability to think critically and trouble-shoot effectively.
  • Willingness and ability to follow instructions, and work as part of a team.

Intermediate:

  • BS in biological sciences with 1 year research experience.
  • Basic proficiency in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry are required.
  • Strong motivation for research, learning and engaging in the literature.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and sharp attention to detail.
  • Ability to think critically and trouble-shoot effectively.
  • Willingness and ability to follow instructions, and work as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications*

Master's degree in biological sciences or related degree

Additional Information

This is a term limited full-time position through March 2026, with the possibility of renewal based on need and available funding.  At the end of the stated term, your appointment will terminate, and will not be eligible for Reduction-in-Force (RIF) benefits.  This term-limited appointment does not create a contract or guarantee of employment for any period of time as you will remain subject to disciplinary or other performance measures, up to and including termination, at the will of the University in accordance with existing University policy and standards for employee performance and conduct.

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.