Research Laboratory Tech Assoc

University of Michigan

United States

November 21, 2021


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Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has been created to join the Wahl laboratory (https: // laboratories/cancer-biology-laboratories/dan-wahl-laboratory ) in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Rogel Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Our laboratory focuses on understanding how altered metabolism causes aggressive brain tumors to grow and evade our current therapies. We use genomic/metabolomic studies in brain cancer clinical samples, cell lines and animals to understand these processes. Our ultimate goal is to use this knowledge to design new therapeutic strategies and clinical trials for patients with GBM (https: // new-approach-to-improve-radiation-therapy-resistance-glioblastoma ).

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.


The individual must be extremely motivated, organized, fastidious and willing to learn new techniques/concepts, and demonstrate self-improvement. The successful job candidate will be responsible for supporting laboratory personnel, primarily with regards to mouse experiments including establishment of tumors in mice, small animal surgery, radiation treatments, drug treatments and tumor monitoring. Basic in vitro studies may also be required including protein and RNA expression and purification from mammalian cells and bacteria, QPCR, Western blotting, immunofluorescence, CRISPR knockout/mutagenesis, ELISA, tissue culture of mammalian cell lines and transfection. Duties may also entail general lab maintenance such as ordering supplies, inventorying, managing animal/research protocols and organizing the laboratory as needed.

Required Qualifications

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

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in biology or related health science field. Competence in handling and working with laboratory mice is helpful. Two years or greater of laboratory experience is preferred, as is a background in neurosciences or cancer biology.The individual should also have excellent communication skills and work well with other lab members.

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.

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