Research Laboratory Tech. Assoc. - Studying Antibacterial Resistance


Job Summary

Position available immediately for technician in a laboratory that studies bacterial antibiotic resistance evolution. Projects in the laboratory will involve biosafety level 2 work with bacterial pathogens. The successful applicant will perform laboratory research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and will work as part of a team that includes post-doctoral fellows and graduate students and undergrads.


Experiments will include the following techniques:  bacterial culture, recombinant DNA, real-time PCR analysis, DNA preparation and sequencing.  Maintaining and documenting lab safety, general lab maintenance, dishwashing and autoclaving, ordering of supplies, preparation of stock solutions, and data management will be required.  Participation in lab meetings and data presentation are expected.  Must work effectively in a team setting, be able to communicate well, and keep clear records.  Specific skills that are necessary also include ability to input and analyze data using common software programs.

Required Qualifications*

The successful applicant must have at least a bachelor’s level degree in the biological sciences and documented experience in bacteriology and molecular biology.  The candidate must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications*

Additional desirable skills include expertise in the above techniques and familiarity with computer programming and advanced data management.

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.