Medical Laboratory Scientist

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How to Apply

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 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
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


The Medical Technologist performs a variety of routine or specialized tests and procedures for use by physicians in diagnosis and treatment of patients in Molecular Diagnostics.

Regular duties include:

  • Perform duties inclusive of an LT (Laboratory Technician)
  • Perform high complexity testing without direct supervision
  • Process incoming samples by ensuring correct labeling, computer log-in, centrifugation, aliquoting, and storage
  • Perform and record routine instrument maintenance procedures.
  • Analyze and record quality control materials with documentation of action on out-of-range values
  • Accurately analyze patient specimens on instruments and/or by specified manual methodologies within specified turnaround times
  • Recognize critical, abnormal and unacceptable test results and follow-up according to established protocols.
  • Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and take action as outlined in predetermined protocols.
  • Monitor instrument error codes, troubleshoot and correct problems as necessary
  • Accurately transcribe patient data from instrument printouts or worksheets into computer record including any pertinent sample description comments
  • Perform analysis on data output from instruments, and create preliminary reports
  • Maintain a safe work area in a well-stocked, clean condition.
  • Instruct, train, and observe medical technology students, new employees, and pathology residents in bench procedures and theory
  • Fulfill departmental continuing Ed requirement




  • Perform clinical tests in the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.
  • Methods include DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, Real-time PCR, capillary electrophoresis, sanger sequencing, methylation array, and next generation sequencing.
  • Consult with physicians on test requests and results.
  • Assist in instruction of residents and students.
  • Perform QC on equipment and reagents.
  • Participate in laboratory continuing education lectures and meetings


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.

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or biological science is required.
  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist or eligibility for certification at the time of hire is required.
  • Specialized laboratories may accept a Bachelor's degree in a biological science with certification eligibility specific to that laboratory.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.



  • Works with infectious disease and/or hazardous materials.
  • May have exposure to noise from laboratory equipment and pneumatic tube system.
  • Requires frequent (standing/walking/sitting/hand pipetting) for long periods of time and the ability to lift up to 30lbs.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience in a clinical laboratory is desired.

Work Schedule

This full time, 40 hour position is on the day shift, M-F 11 am to 7:30 pm, and will require rotating weekends, holidays and on-call with other team members. 

Work Locations

This position will physically be located at the North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor.

Additional Information

A $3000.00 signing bonus is available.

Union Affiliation

This position is included in the bargaining unit represented by the United Michigan Medicine Allied Professionals (UMMAP), which represents bargaining unit members in all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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.