Research Lab Tech

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Job Summary

This is a research laboratory technician position in a neuroscience laboratory. The principal investigator is a junior faculty physician-scientist building an independent research program. The candidate will perform experiments investigating the long-lasting effects of trauma, such as severe medical illness, on the brain and behavior.


The majority of time will be spent independently performing experiments including rodent behavior, injections, rodent surgery, histology, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, tissue collection, and hormone assays. The job will include some data organization and potentially data analysis. The candidate should have a flexible work schedule and willingness to work on some weekends. The job may also include supervising students. There will be some administrative responsibilities, such as ordering laboratory supplies and organizing and maintaining financial records.

Required Qualifications*

Exceptional organizational skills and reliability are essential, as well as the ability to work well with others. The applicant must have facility with Microsoft Office suite software and proficiency in English, prior experience with rodent research, and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related discipline. The applicant should have at least 2 years of relevant laboratory experience with good references.

Desired Qualifications*

Masters or PhD in a related field. Familiarity with software including Ethovision, Prism, SPSS. Prior experience with in situ hybridization, histology, rodent behavior, and rodent surgery including stereotactic surgery is desired. Recent graduates looking to strengthen their credentials for neuroscience graduate school or MD/PhD application are encouraged to apply, as are applicants seeking more long-term employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Underfill Statement

The possibility of under filling this position at the Research Laboratory Technician Associate title is possible and will be determined based upon the experience of the applicant.

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.

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