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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

To procure, process and analyze patient specimens of frozen tissue and formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue for microscopic evaluation in order to provide tumor content for gene sequencing. 

Responsibilities*

  • Procure fresh tissue from biopsy. 
  • Collect, process, organize, catalogue and store incoming specimens including biopsy tissue and frozen tissue.
  • Perform quality control and integrity tests.
  • Update databases for incoming specimens.
  • Generate standard operating procedures in standard formats.
  • Cut sections from frozen or paraffin tissue for automated and manuel H&E staining, LCM or nucleic acid extraction.
  • Process and embed tissue specimens.
  • Cut regular, tissue microarray blocks and slides for fluorescence in situ hybridization.
  • Assist with manual construction of tissue microarray blocks.
  • Perform standard DNA and RNA extraction.
  • Interact daily with coworkers and lab manager.
  • Work with database personnel and lab manager to update patient information into the database.

Required Qualifications*

  • HT certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and/or completion NACCLS accredited histology program with 3 years of histology experience. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Baccalaureate/Associate degree preferred.Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work under pressure of time and work volume without sacrificing accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other medical personnel
  • Ability to demonstrate and explain technical procedure and policies
  • Ability to recognize problems and take appropriate action
  • Skills basic to the practice of Histology Laboratory Technology
  • Skill proficient in sectioning tissue

Work Schedule

M-F, 8:00-5:00

Work Locations

Rogel Cancer Center

Additional Information

MCTP employs genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches on clinical biospecimens to identify novel cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets.  The mission of the Center is to facilitate the discovery, validation, and implementation of candidate target genes/proteins in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy.  The Center employs a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging talent from diverse disciplines ranging from medicine, pathology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, engineering, cytogenetics, and molecular therapeutics.

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.

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.

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.