Clinical Lab Analyst - Night Shift

University of Iowa

Ankeny, IA Scientific / Education & Training

Job Reference #: 19003979

Clinical Lab Analyst
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 newborn screening laboratory analyst in the Ankeny, IA facility. The primary function of the position is to perform biochemical and genetic testing of blood specimens collected from newborns for detection of inherited disorders.

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.

An Environmental Protection Agency-certified facility, the Hygienic Laboratory conducts testing of drinking water as mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act. The staff also wor ks with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to monitor waterways throughout the state for contaminants and to assess air quality in real-time and through lab testing.

Benefits Highlights
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
Required Application Materials
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload two personal, current, and requisition relevant documents, and mark them as submission-relevant:
  • Requisition specific Cover Letter
  • Requisition specific Resume
These attachments should clearly address how the applicants meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
An applicant who fails to submit the required materials will be considered incomplete and therefore are ineligible for interview.

Posting Announcement Information
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
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Qualifications
Education or Equivalency Required
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, or other related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Qualifications
  • Candidates must meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) qualifications for high complexity testing.
  • Working level proficiency for interpersonal, written and technical communication.
  • Six months to one year related public health laboratory experience.
    Desirable Qualifications
  • Six months to one year related Newborn Screening (NBS) laboratory experience.
  • Basic experience with immunoassay, mass spectrometry, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Completion of human genetics college course work.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) experience.
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:

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

Job ID: 69289

Posted 7 days ago

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