Research Laboratory Technician Intermediate

Michigan, United States
30 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Job Summary

Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator perform technical support to drive scientific research in the field of pediatric brain tumors


  • Conducting in vitro and in vivo neuro-oncology experiments, including work with implanted and genetically-engineered mouse brain tumor models
  • Conducting translational experiments with human pediatric brain tumor and spinal fluid specimens
  • Make recommendations on best technical approaches to investigate a scientific problem
  • Interact with collaborators as necessary to provide interpretation of study results
  • Communicate and make recommendations to other scientists in the team
  • Assist other team members in their projects
  • Train personnel in existing laboratory techniques and procedures, explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operation limitation and outcomes (50%)
  • Assist with lab ordering and administrative aspects
  • Assist with safety and regulatory compliance with OSEH and various other agencies related to both animal and human subject research specimens
  • Participate in laboratory meetings
  • Responsible for accurate record keeping (50%)

Required Qualifications*

  • BA or BS in discipline related to the position
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a research setting
  • Exceptional work ethic in a highly competitive environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly the results of his/her experiments to other team members
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory instrumentation and maintenance of laboratory equipment 
  • Proficient in record keeping
  • A solid command of tissue culture and in conducting studies in a BSL-2 environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with University research administration policies and procedures
  • Previous experience with animal (murine) research and tumor modeling
  • Hands on skills and experience in oncology, biochemical and molecular techniques including cell culture experience, DNA and RNA isolation, molecular biology and DNA cloning, immunohistochemistry and animal modeling
  • Previous experience in a cancer related field
  • A solid command of tissue culture and in conducting studies in a BSL-2 environment
  • Evidence of qualification is provided by previous employment, references, performance evaluations and/or personal interview

Background Screening

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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.