• Full Time
  • Lansing, MI
  • Employer Type: Nonprofit

MPHI is a Michigan-based and nationally engaged, non-profit public health institute.  We are a team of teams, process and content experts, dedicated to building A world where tomorrow is healthier than today!


Title:                              Laboratory Technician – Newborn Screening

                                       $17.79 – $29.08 / Posted Thru:  8-15-22


Location:                     Lansing, MI – State of Michigan Laboratory


Purpose:  The Laboratory Technician serves as an entry level professional, performing a broad range of complex assignments in the Newborn Screening Laboratory.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Test dried blood spot specimens from newborns for evidence of congenital endocrine and exocrine disorders, inborn errors of metabolism, selected hemoglobinopathies, DNA mutation analysis, and real time quantitative PCR using established procedures and protocols and in accordance with Michigan law and accepted medical practice.
  • Adhering to a rigorous Quality Assurance program is a necessity to guarantee accurate and precise clinical results.
  • Maintain a positive, strong, credible, professional, and interpersonal relationship with all parties relevant to MDHHS/MPHI projects and represent the best interest of MDHHS and MPHI at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Education:  Bachelor’s in Medical Technology, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar field.


Experience:  No experience required.  Understanding of laboratory processes and procedures preferred.


Important Skills and Characteristics:

  • Good communication skills.
  • High importance for organization, focus, and attention to detail.
  • Accuracy and efficiency.
  • Personal integrity, dedication, good work ethic, & able to work some weekend/holidays.
  • Creative, flexible, and provides the program with knowledgeable resources.
  • Ability to work as a team member is a must.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:  An employee working with specimens of human origin is required to employ "universal precautions" in the laboratory; that is, to treat each specimen as if it were capable of disease transmission and to use personal protection devices such as gloves, safety glasses, and lab coats to prevent contamination. Must have ability to work at a computer and operate normal office equipment. Job involves keyboarding and viewing a CRT or VDT screen.

Physical Activities: Standing, lifting, carrying, kneeling, bending, squatting, keyboard entry- daily.


Conditions/Hazards: Dust, odor, fumes, chemicals, noise- daily.


RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS:  No assigned responsibility.


IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS:  This person is a key member of the team.  This person also ensures that the needs of the laboratory staff and external clients are met in a timely manner and maintains professional relationships.



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“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from overtime provisions of the fair Labor Standards Act.”


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