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Facilitator / Medical Laboratory Technician

Michigan State University
East Lansing
Closing date
Jun 29, 2021

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Job no: 713489
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 09
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 10046059
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: 19.27 - 22.00 Salary Commensurate with E
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Health Care Support, Veterinary/Animal Care, Clerical Technical- CT, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Working/Functional Title


Position Summary

Assist with sorting and opening specimen packages, register submissions in a laboratory information system, and place appropriate test orders; facilitate distribution of exceptions as identified; accurately identify specimen type and condition and record information appropriately; answer incoming telephone calls, contact clients and/or laboratory sections to resolve issues; facilitate processing of complicated submissions including data entry and spreadsheet manipulation and maintenance; process compromised and/or special handling specimens; assist with the maintenance of the laboratory environment (cleanliness, non-biohazard and biohazard trash disposal, scanning, filing, copying, monitor supply inventory, perform daily temperature and calibration checks on equipment, etc.); perform equipment preventative maintenance and minor repairs as needed to ensure reliable results; process and split specimens for laboratories, identify and correct test ordering errors, and evaluate data entry information for discrepancies in order to ensure proper reporting; participate in department activities/meetings; and other tasks as need ed and assigned. Work hours are Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a. m. and 5:30 p.m., but may vary and will include weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in science or two-year associates degree program in Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technician including a six-month internship at an approved institution laboratory; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic laboratory techniques; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Laboratory experience in safety and security awareness; ability to consistently identify and classify numerous specimen types; ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines without overlooking details and maintain a high quality of work standards; work independently as well as in a team environment; demonstrate a high level of initiative; strong experience in MS Excel, MS Word, Windows, file management and manipulation, and password secured environment; Strong communication and problem-solving skills. A successful candidate will be a professional who is organized, does not “sweat the small stuff,” “sees the details,” and is able to remain calm, cool, and collected under pressure. The ideal candidate for this role will be team oriented, collaborative by nature, customer service focused, independent problem solver, and have a positive attitude, while maintaining a professional demeanor at all times.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


3 Professional ReferencesSpecial Instructions

Please provide contact information (email and phone number) for 3 professional references.

Work Hours

Work hours are Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a. m. and 5:30 p.m., but may vary and will include weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.

Summary of Physical Demands

lifting, pulling, pushing, bending, reaching

Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to unfixed animal tissue

Bidding eligibility ends on 6/22/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Jun 16, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 29, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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