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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.

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.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


  • Perform Immunohistochemistry staining by automated method, frozen sectioning/staining of skin and renal tissues for Direct Immunofluorescence, frozen sectioning and enzyme histochemical staining of frozen muscle biopsies, and calculating/performing antibody dilutions, all in an efficient manner according to established policies, protocols, and procedures in a high volume academic environment.
  • Maintains accurate records of quality assurance and quality control.
  • Maintains all lab equipment in a safe, efficient manner, in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Perform data entry.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

  • Must meet CAP requirement for high complexity testing.
  • Previous experience with immunohistochemistry.
  • Knowledge of general laboratory practices and programs.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Surgical Pathology (i.e. grossing, microtomy, immunohistochemistry, special stains, etc.).
  • Professional and collegial communication skills necessary to work closely with peers in an academic teamwork environment.
  • Receptive to and ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience.

Histology Technician:

  • 0-2 years of experience.

Desired Qualifications*

  • HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) certification preferred.
  • Lean knowledge and application desirable.
  • Previous experience with muscle histochemical staining.
  • Previous experience with cutting frozen sections.

Work Schedule

This full time, 40 hour position will be on the day shift.

Work Locations

This position is primarily located in the North Campus Research Complex which is located on Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.