Clinical Lab Analyst

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21004651

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 Laboratory Analyst

Conducts laboratory testing on clinical specimens or isolates for the purpose of disease diagnosis and treatment or surveillance. Ensures results are accurate and timely and that work is conducted under best laboratory practice and in compliance with CLIA regulations or other regulatory agency requirements as appropriate. Adheres to all laboratory safety and security policies.

The primary responsibility of the position is to perform diagnostic testing for identification of agents of infectious diseases using conventional microbial and molecular methods.

Holiday and Weekend coverage is required.


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

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.

Education or Equivalency Required

Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Clinical Lab Science, or Biology. 

Required Qualifications
•    Typically six months to one year of relevant laboratory experience.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Must meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing.

Highly Desirable Qualifications
•    Graduate degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology or Public Health related field.
•    Knowledge and experience performing Next Generations Sequencing via MiSeq and ClearLab Dx.
•    Previous public health laboratory experience.
•    Certification by ASCP or NCA is highly desirable.

Desirable Qualifications
•    Working experience in clinical laboratory testing.
•    Basic knowledge and experience in molecular methods including real-time PCR and DNA sequencing.
•    Working familiarity with QA/QC, lab safety and Windows based computer operations.
•    Working experience in a high-volume, fast-paced clinical lab environment.

Contact: Sarah Tillman (
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:

Application Details and Instructions:
Upload the following required documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:
•    Cover Letter
•    Resume

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

Job ID: 77272

Posted 4 days ago

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