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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


Accessioning, Specimen Processing and Distribution

  1. Accession, process and distribute patient samples within the laboratory consistent with accuracy and quality assurance goals of the laboratory
  2. Access and navigate PathTrack, MediaLab, MiChart, Histotrac and Soft to receive and accession patient specimens, requesting additional information from appropriate resources
  3. Assist in Problem solving (duplicate tests, missing samples, incorrect samples and missing information); call on unacceptable specimens (clotted, hemolyzed, wrong container etc.)
  4. Work with other laboratory personnel to process patient casework with optimal efficiency and accuracy (e.g. basic sample preparation)
  5. Send laboratory specimen to kits as requested by staff and transplant coordinators.

Maintain and Operate Instruments*/Laboratory Support

  1. Perform and document maintenance as specified in instrument procedures such as maintenance to freezers and centrifuges.
  2. Ensure continuous operation by routinely monitoring the status of reagents, parts and supplies.
  3. Monitor error codes and perform basic troubleshooting. Notify a supervisor or senior operator if unable to resolve an instrument problem. Document problems, action taken and outcomes in instrument log books
  4. Wash slide cassettes; prepare reagents
  5. Maintain work area in a well-stocked, clean condition

Perform Testing*

  1. Accurately transfer off-line patient data from worksheets and instrument printouts to the computer
  2. Stain bone marrow slides using Aerospray instrument
  3. Extract DNA using

Provide Clerical/Administrative Support

  1. Answer telephone calls
  2. Scan documents (scan requisitions and worksheets); organize and file test reports and documents, file slides
  3. Manage inventory: unpack shipments, stock lab supplies, reconcile invoices

Professional Development

Fulfill departmental continuing Ed requirement

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. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Works with infectious disease and/or hazardous materials.
  • May have exposure to noise from laboratory equipment.
  • May participate in a rotating weekend, holiday and on call work schedule.
  • Requires frequent (standing/walking/sitting/hand pipetting) for long periods of time and the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor's degree or an Associate's degree with equivalent experience
  • Reasonable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in laboratory activities
  • Previous experience in performance of standard laboratory procedures is highly desirable.

Work Schedule

This full time, 40 hour position is on the day shift and may include rotating weekends and holidays with other staff and an on-call schedule.

Work Locations

North Campus Research Complex

Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI.

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.