Research Laboratory Technician Associate

Michigan, United States
27 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


  • Oversee animal husbandry for colonies in the lab.
  • Maintain mouse colonies, lab inventories, optimization of lab protocols and service contracts, and oversee interactions with collaborators outside of the Ann Arbor area.
  • Performance of basic molecular biology and biochemistry experiments.
  • Handle human and mouse blood, and assist existing staff in analyses being run in the lab including flow cytometry, aggregometry, fluorometry, and western blot analysis.
  • Mouse breeding, genotyping and handling of transgenic and knock-out mice.
  • Collect and enter data into a mouse-breeding/mouse-genotype database.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Chemistry.
  • Must be willing to learn animal husbandry, surgical procedures, and genotyping.
  • Must be willing to handle and process blood cells including platelets from human and animal.
  • Ability to work in a team project environment.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication and organization skills.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience performing molecular biology experiments, making buffers, and western blot experiments.
  • Experience with Prism.

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.

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.

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.