University of Michigan Research Lab Tech Intermediate in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and the Michigan Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center are seeking a fulltime Research Lab Technician to support research in the Metabolism, Bariatric Surgery and Behavior Phenotyping Core.


The candidate will carry out in vivo physiology/pharmacology experiments in rodent models of metabolic disorders. He/she will be responsible for evaluating metabolic phenotypes in these models, including assessment of whole body and organ insulin sensitivity using glucose clamps with [3H]- and [14C]- labeled tracers. In addition, the candidate will be cross-trained in other activities of the Core, in particular, treadmill exercise training and behavioral studies with rodents including assessment of locomotor activity, video tracking, testing of cognition and anxiety and operant responding.

Required Qualifications*

HS Diploma or Associate's Degree and 0-1 year experience required. Previous laboratory experience handling mice and rats is essential.

This position requires a focused and highly motivated candidate who can initiate and complete assigned tasks independently. The applicant must be able to follow detailed written or verbal instructions from the Core director and other senior technicians in the Lab. This position also requires good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize assignments; and precise record keeping habits with attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor's Degree preferred. Neuroscience background highly desirable.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Some occassional weekend work will be required.

Work Locations

6634 Brehm Center

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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

The University of Michigan Health System 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.

Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

Research Lab Tech Associate / Intermediate

Job Title

Research Lab Tech Intermediate

Work Location

Ann Arbor CampusAnn Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Medical School


Molec & Integrative Physiology

Posting Begin/End Date

10/17/2016 – 10/31/2016

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