Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
A research technician is being sought for a joint appointment between the laboratories of Drs. Ryoma “Puck” Ohi and Kristen Verhey in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Candidates ranging from research lab tech associate or intermediate will be considered. The research groups investigate basic mechanisms that control the dynamics and organization of microtubules in eukaryotic cells. The laboratories use a wide range of techniques, including biochemistry, cell culture, mass spectrometry, and quantitative microscopy. Evidence of proficiency with and successful implementation of the following techniques will be considered assets: PCR, DNA cloning, immunoblotting, protein purification from either prokaryotic or eukaryotic sources, microbiology, fluorescence microscopy, and cell culture.
We expect a minimum commitment of 2 years. The candidate should be highly motivated and able to work independently. Additionally, good organizational skills and an ability to interact productively with others are requisites. The candidate will be expected to assist other laboratory members.
Research Lab Tech Associate: HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 0-1 year experience is required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Research Lab Tech Intermediate: HS Diploma or Assoc Degree and 1-3 years experience is required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Applicants should hold a university degree in the biological sciences, although other backgrounds will be considered.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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.
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 177073
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