Medical Laboratory Scientist

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , MI

ID: 7136134
Posted: March 24, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

Assist in development and validation of various complex tests for implementation in the clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.
Assist in planning and carrying out various molecular biology based laboratory analyses for clinical research projects.
Serve as a technical reference person to clinical technologists, management, and visitors in the laboratory.
Troubleshoot and resolve instrument problems.
Train clinical technologists and perform new clinical test procedures. Assist in instruction of residents and students.
Prepare and present reports at local and national meetings.
Assist in the analysis and preparation of data for publication.

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.

BS, MLS with ASCP certification or eligible or a BS in a related science field. Must have previous experience and be highly proficient with a variety of molecular techniques.

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 30 lbs.
Desired Qualifications*

Post-graduate training in molecular biology or a related field. Experience with clinical test development and validation. Experience with capillary electrophoresis, real-time PCR, Sanger sequencing, and second-generation sequencing and data analysis. Certification by an appropriate health agency.

Work Schedule

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