Newborn Screening Daytime Supervisor

University of Iowa

Ankeny, IA Scientific / Healthcare

Job Reference #: 19004342

The University of Iowa is seeking a Supervisor for the Newborn Screening (NBS) Laboratory, located at the Branch Laboratory of The State Hygienic Laboratory, in Ankeny Iowa. This is a CLIA certified laboratory. Under minimal supervision the Newborn Screening Daytime Supervisor, will oversee the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of resources and activities of the NBS Laboratory. This position directs the daily operations of the unit, provides direct supervision to lab staff, and oversees quality control and quality assurance to meet CLIA standards. This role will be required to work occasional weekends and holidays.

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 19 04, 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.

Education or Equivalency Required

  • Master's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution with at least two years of laboratory experience in high complexity testing.
Required Qualifications
  • In accordance with CLIA regulations, an official or copy of an official, transcript will be required prior to an offer of employment. 
  • Typically, 3 years newborn screening, or clinical chemistry, laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrate at least 1 year direct supervision of professional staff.
  • Demonstrate high proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry; quality assurance programs; enzymatic assays; method validation; mathematical functions and ratios; laboratory safety and handling of chemicals, biological samples and laboratory equipment; newborn screening blood collection techniques and precautions; Federal CLIA, OSHA and state governmental standards and regulations.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience in performing analytical troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and implementation of corrective actions to improve test procedures and instrument functionality.
  • Experience with analyzing and interpreting HPLC data, isoelectric focusing, mass spectrometry or DNA sequencing technologies.
  • Preference will also be given to individuals with management experience working in a newborn screening clinical laboratory and possessing knowledge of newborn screening assays and instrumentation.
Application Details:
  • In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

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. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

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:

(Applicants with degrees from foreign institutions must have the transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with that evaluation).

Job ID: 69536

Posted 4 days ago

Share This Job