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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

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 Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

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

Responsibilities*

To perform a variety of routine or specialized tests and procedures in a clinical genetic molecular laboratory that are used by physicians to diagnosis and treat patients.

  • 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
  • Write clinical Standard Operating Procedures
  • 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
  • May assist in developing and validating new clinical assays or software parameters for analyzing genetic data

Participate in the training of laboratory personnel, Pediatric Genetic and Pathology Residents, and Clinical Molecular Genetic Trainees 

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or Biological Sciences
  • Certification or eligible to be certified by recognized accrediting agencies (ASCP or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in a clinical genetic molecular laboratory or 2 years of relevant experience in a molecular laboratory
  • Technical experience with molecular techniques: PCR, MLPA, fragment analysis, qPCR, Sanger sequencing, Next Generation sequencing, or chromosomal microarrays
  • Experience with genetics software: Mutation Surveyor, Sequencher, NxClinical, or NGS pipelines (commercial or in-house developed)
  • 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*

  • Advanced genetic software analysis skills
  • Master's degree in Genetics, Medical Technology, or Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Familiarity with Epic, SCC Soft, and MediaLab
  • Familiarity with University administration, policies and procedures
  • Evidence of qualifications is demonstrated through performance evaluations, reference checks and/or personal interview

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.