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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.


  • Designs appropriate work schedules for staff and plans daily work assignments in order to maintain adequate staffing to meet customer service needs.
  • Develops and implements department specific processes/procedures and quality control programs to ensure reliability of testing procedures, proper function of laboratory equipment and compliance to safety/health and state/federal regulations. 
  • Monitors and evaluates, equipment, systems and supplies to ensure operational efficiency and reliability of results. Coordinates with vendors.
  • Responsible for employee performance evaluations, promotions, transfers, interviews, hiring, disciplining, and termination of employees. 
  • Assists in preparation of technical reports reflecting department process volume, testing results, analysis, adverse trends, conclusions or recommendations for management and other hospital personnel. 
  • Supervise and coordinate daily operational lab activities-work closely with senior technologists to implement laboratory practices and procedures.
  • Participate in laboratory-wide planning and development as well as new or improved services.
  • Assist in coordination of Quality Assurance program.

Required Qualifications*

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Bachelors in a Biological science, Microbiology, Medical Technology or accredited program clinical medical laboratory program with ASCP certification in microbiology or medical technology.

Desired Qualifications*

Four years’ minimum experience in clinical and molecular microbiology bench work desired.

Strong communication skills:  Interpersonal, written and verbal.

Organization skills:  Oversee, implement and improve systems for tracking personnel training, competency, and schedules.

Managerial skills:  Promote goals and create a positive working environment in microbiology

Technical skills:  Background in clinical microbiology bench work.

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 of 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.