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.
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
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
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
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.
The Michigan Medical Genetics Laboratories (MMGL) are comprehensive CAP/CLIA certified clinical genetics testing laboratories based in the Michigan Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics whose goals are to provide state of the art testing for genetic diseases, which in aggregate affect the lives of a high percentage of admissions to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. There are two separate MMGL sections, one for metabolic or biochemical genetic diseases such as those on the newborn screen and one for DNA based molecular methods for inherited conditions. The Molecular Genetics Laboratory performs NGS germline cancer panels, Sanger sequencing, Chromosomal microarrays, Methylation-Specific PCR for Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome and Fragile X, and methylation MLPA. The Biochemical Genetics Laboratory identifies and quantifies analytes for the diagnosis and management of patients with inborn errors of metabolism and those identified as abnormal through newborn screening. Both lab use state of the art testing instruments.
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 194779
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