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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

Perform DNA or RNA molecular genetic tests for use in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases in a CLIA certified clinical laboratory. 

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.

Responsibilities*

  • Prepare samples and perform complex molecular testing for the MMGL Molecular Genetics Laboratory: Nucleic Acid isolation and quantification, gel electrophoresis, PCR, qPCR, MLPA, xTAG Technology, fragment analysis, Sanger Sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing, and chromosomal microarrays for use in the diagnosis of genetic disease
  • Analyze genetic data and enter patient test results into the Laboratory Information System for laboratory director review and medical director sign out
  • Follow CLIA/CAP and other regulatory requirements
  • Perform routine laboratory equipment maintenance
  • Trouble shoot assay and equipment problems
  • Perform inventory and order lab reagents, commodities, and equipment
  • Prepare reagents and properly dispose of waste per appropriate Michigan Medicine protocols
  • Participate in the training of laboratory personnel, Pediatric Genetic and Pathology Residents, and Clinical Molecular Genetic Trainees
  • Write clinical Standard Operating Procedures
  • May assist in developing and validating new clinical assays or software parameters for analyzing genetic data

Required Qualifications*

  • BS in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or related field of biological science
  • 1 year of lab-bench experience in a clinical molecular laboratory, 2 years of lab-bench experience in a molecular laboratory, or successfully completed or in the process of completing a Medical Technologist internship
  • Technical experience with molecular techniques: nucleic acid isolation and quantification, PCR, qPCR, Sanger sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing, or chromosomal microarrays
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of our team
  • Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize appropriately, and exercise good judgment
  • Competent computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and willingness to learn specialized software packages

Desired Qualifications*

  • Two or more years of clinical laboratory experience
  • Exposure to molecular analysis software: e.g. AB CopyCaller, GeneMapper, Mutation Surveyor, Nexus Copy Number, etc.
  • Certification or eligible to be certified by recognized accrediting agencies (ASCP or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with University/Michigan Medicine administration, policies and procedures

     

    Evidence of qualifications is provided through previous employment, references and performance evaluations.  

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. 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.