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Job Summary

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) is seeking a part-time Phlebotomist to join its research team.

Location is at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, 2101 Commonwealth Blvd, Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI, where there is ample, free parking on site.
We are seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills to work with principal investigators and other research team members to perform phlebotomy and/or collect saliva on older, adult patients at the MADC in Ann Arbor, and at the University of Michigan Detroit Center in Detroit. This will include, but is not limited to, the processing of biospecimen samples, quality control, labeling, storing, handling and shipping of specimens to repositories. The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position may evolve over time to match changing needs and priorities.


   • Perform the assigned duties in specimen procurement in order to assure accurate and timely collection, order entry, transport, processing, and storage of specimens.
   • Provide total customer focus to meet the needs of every patient, internal and external, medical staff, research staff, patients and families.
   • Perform phlebotomy on older, adult patients at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Ann Arbor and at the University of Michigan Detroit Center, Detroit.
   • Transport, label, centrifuge, aliquot, distribute, store, and prepare laboratory specimens
   • Enter laboratory test orders and results in database.
   • Comply with safety instructions and observe safe work practices.
   • Use effective communication including written, verbal and information technology skills. Work effectively with others to accomplish goals.
   • Assist with special projects, in-services, evaluating new equipment and techniques, monitor laboratory inventory, and other additional assigned responsibilities.
   • Assist research staff in training new employees.
   • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in phlebotomy is required for the specialist level.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of computer applications.
  • Reasonable knowledge of Michigan Medicine policies and procedures.
  • Certification or registration in an appropriate discipline.
  • Considerable experience in phlebotomy with the elderly population and laboratory services is preferred.

Work Schedule

8-12 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

Hours and days may vary, depending on schedule of research participants.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.