Clinical Lab Manager

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 20002465

The State Hygienic Laboratory (Iowa’s Environmental and Public Health Laboratory), at the University of Iowa, under contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health, has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Clinical Lab Manager. This position supervises the all of the clinical laboratory activities. Ensures assigned sections are functioning under best laboratory practice and in compliance with CLIA regulations or other regulatory agency requirements as appropriate. Ensures assigned staff adhere to all laboratory safety and security policies. This position reports to the Clinical Lab Director.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:


Education or Equivalency Required

  • A Doctoral degree in Microbiology, Clinical Lab Science, or Biology, or related field, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Five years relevant laboratory experience in a professional setting.
  • Three years supervisory experience of staff in a professional setting.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with, or commitment to diversity in the work, academic, or laboratory environment.
  • The ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner, while appreciating the unique contribution of an inclusive workforce that brings together the talents of people across multiple identities.
  • Must meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Previous public health laboratory experience.
  • Certification by ASCP or NCA is highly desirable.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in clinical laboratory testing.
  • Extensive familiarity with QA/QC, lab safety and Windows based computer operations.
  • Extensive experience in a high-volume, fast paced lab environment.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check, and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

About the State Hygienic Laboratory
The State Hygienic Laboratory’s main facilities are headquartered on the University of Iowa's Research Park campus northwest of Iowa City in Coralville. Additional testing facilities are part of the Iowa Laboratory Facilities in Ankeny, a Des Moines suburb.

Since 1904, the State Hygienic Laboratory has been at the forefront of public health issues in Iowa. As the state’s public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowa’s 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Job ID: 71312

Posted 22 days ago

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