Newborn Screening Laboratory Research Specialist

University of Iowa

Coralville, IA Scientific / Healthcare

Job Reference #: 18001451

Newborn Screening Laboratory Research Specialist
Lead research initiatives that will evaluate current newborn screening algorithms. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and provide recommendations for improvements to newborn screening algorithms. Provide project oversight to implement improvements. Expand and develop newborn screening laboratory research activities.

About the State Hygienic Laboratory
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.

Benefits Highlights
  • Regular salaried position located in Coralville, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Required Application Materials
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload two submission-specific attachments, a personal current resume, and a cover letter. These submission-specific attachments should clearly address how the applicants meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Applicants who fail to submit the required materials will be considered incomplete and therefore are ineligible for interview.

A valid driver’s license is required, as well as an ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Driving Record Review Standards. Please include your driver’s license information within the license/certification section of the application.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Sarah Tillman

Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Position Qualifications

Education or Equivalency Required
Master’s degree in Public Health, Genetics, or related field.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated 3 years’ experience with laboratory testing.
  • Demonstrated experience with laboratory research and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience providing project oversight and ability to prepare successful grants and manuscripts.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to meet the UI Fleet Safety Driving Record Review Standards

Highly Desirable Qualifications
  • Demonstrated 3 years’ experience with newborn screening, human genetics, or closely related field.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience with: newborn screening laboratory testing, newborn screening clinical follow up, newborn screening collaborative research.
  • Demonstrated experience with Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) human subjects research training.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic medical/health record systems (EMR/HER).
  • Demonstrated experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic grant submission processes such as Cayuse.
  • Demonstrated experience with presentations of data at national meetings, meetings related to newborn screening is preferred.

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.

Job ID: 66793

Posted 12 days ago

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