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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.

Mission Statement

The Michigan Medical Genetics Laboratories (MMGL) are comprehensive CAP/CLIA certified clinical genetics testing laboratories based in the Michigan Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics whose goals are to provide state of the art testing for rare genetic diseases, which in aggregate affect the lives of a high percentage of admissions to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. There are two separate MMGL sections, one for metabolic or biochemical genetic diseases such as those on the newborn screen and one for DNA based molecular methods for inherited conditions. The Biochemical Genetics Laboratory identifies and quantifies analytes for the diagnosis and management of patients with inborn errors of metabolism and those identified as abnormal through newborn screening. The lab uses state of the art LCMS/MS to quantify amino acids in plasma, CSF and urine, and GC/MS to identify the TMS derivatives of urinary organic acids. Additional tests include MMA, acylcarnitine, and biotinidase.

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.

Responsibilities*

  • Prepare samples and perform complex biochemical testing for the MMGL Biochemical Genetics Laboratory: GC/MS, HPLC, LC/MS, LCMS/MS and spectrophotometry.

  • Analyze biochemical genetic data, enter patient test results, and write preliminary reports into the SOFT Laboratory Information System for laboratory director review and sign out.

  • Perform routine maintenance for the instruments.

  • Perform clinical testing following laboratory procedures and protocols and CLIA/CAP regulations.

  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of quality control standards and reporting of results.

  • Assist in maintaining documentation for sample TAT, troubleshooting, tracking of samples, and result entry.

  • Perform reagent, control, and standard preparation according to manufacturer’s instruction or laboratory protocol.  Generate required documentation for lot validation of new reagents, controls, and calibrators; capture documentation, and analysis required for approval according to CLIA/CAP guidelines and laboratory protocol.

  • Keep documentation for all records associated with laboratory testing following regulatory guidelines.

  • Participate in Biannual competency review.

  • Maintain and document continuing education as required by CAP.

  • Keep personal training records up to date. 

  • Assist in in training of staff, residents, fellows, and faculty.

  • Assist in the planning, development, and implementation of new and/or revised laboratory protocols, procedures, and tests.

  • Assist in new test development, validation, and verification of computer reporting formats.

  • Attend meetings that require laboratory attendance.

  • Assist with CAP inspections.

  • Submits PT surveys.

  • Assist with maintenance of the universal chemical inventory and chemical safety training. 

  • Review of all released results for accuracy and completeness.  Verify formats and postings to the HIS (Hospital Information System) and any other patient result viewing systems is as expected, capture and validate as necessary.

  • Assist with the preparation of Quality Assurance and Quality Management documents. 

  • Order supplies and maintain inventory.

  • Assist in maintaining computer forms, templates and databases.

  • Assist in maintaining the LIS (Laboratory Information System).

  • Get quotes for new equipment and services.

  • Assist in complex diagnostic problem solving.

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science.

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.