Posted: Jan 13, 2022

Transgenic Animal Model Core Research Laboratory Tech Senior/Intermediate

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2022
Staff Scientist

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.


The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), as part of the Medical School's Office of Research (OoR), has an opening in the Transgenic Animal Model Core. The BRCF Transgenic Core was established in 1989 to provide access to transgenic animal technology in an efficient & effective manner. Researchers consult with the Core in all phases of genome editing, transgenic and gene trageting research from experimental design to mouse breeding. The Transgenic Core also offers a full suite of cryopreservation and assisted reproduction (IVF) services. The Core's mission is to provide access to complex technology that allows Principal Investigators to focus on their research instead of developing the tools for their research. 

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Conduct animal colony and room management in compliance with OSEH, AALAC and IACUC, to include managing production colonies, managing established colonies, receive and act upon breeding service requests, weaning, distribution and postoperative care. Consult with customers to assist with their animal breeding plans to maintain their animal colony strains used in their research. Interact with ULAM supervisors and veterinarians.

Prepare & optimize samples for PCR testing. Conduct copy standard calculations. Prepare hormones for injections. Assist in the embryonic stem cell laboratory.

Perform laboratory maintenance on liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide tanks, cell incubators and other items to ensure overall laboratory functions.

Conduct superovulation treatments, which will require some weekend and/or evening work.

Record data into various paper or electronic records. 

Required Qualifications*

Senior: BS in biology with 1-2 years of laboratory experience. Good written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability for independent work and be highly motivated. Experience working with rodents in a research setting. Experience with PCR techniques. 

Intermediate: AS in biology with 1-2 years of laboratory experience. Good written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability for independent work and be highly motivated. Experience working with rodents in a research setting. Knowledge and exposure to PCR techniques.

Desired Qualifications*

Strong attention to detail

Experience in the MiCores system

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here at the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), our dedication to customer service is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an institutional resource to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.

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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.