Research Laboratory Tech Assoc

University of Michigan Dearborn

United States

October 13, 2021


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Job Summary

Radiation Oncology's Cancer Biology Division has an open Research Lab Technician position to meet the needs of an established research lab.

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.


Cell isolation and culture (human and mouse, primary and cell lines), Biochemical assays (PCR, qPCR, immunoblot, flow cytometry, etc). In addition, the candidate is expected to be responsible for general lab maintenance (ordering supplies, preparing stock solutions, dish washing, data organization, maintaining a lab notebook). The candidate is expected to participate in the generation of hypotheses using data interpretations, generating graphs, and critical appraisal of the literature. Participation in weekly lab meetings for discussion of acquired results and planning of future experiments is required to function in the research program.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or Associate's degree and 1year of experience.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelors with an emphasis in biological science with course work in biology, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology is preferred.

Must have good organizational and communication skills.

Must be highly motivated, self-directed, intelligent, meticulous and hard working.

Established skills and record of productive research in several common basic biochemical assays (PCR, qPCR, immunoblot, tissue culture, etc).

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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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