Clinical Lab Analyst

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 23003075

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 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 position's primary responsibility is to perform moderate to complex testing on serum/csf to detect antibodies and antigens for infectious diseases and perform testing for the state’s maternal screening program using conventional serology and chemistry methods. In accordance with CLIA regulations, an official or copy of an official transcript will be required prior to an offer of employment. (Applicants with degrees from foreign institutions must have the transcripts evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member (, and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with that evaluation). Schedule: M-F 8 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. with rotating weekend and holidays.

Modality: In-Person, on-site

Position Status: Professional and Scientific Regular For a detailed job description, please email your request to

About the State Hygienic Laboratory The State Hygienic Laboratorys 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.

Qualifications: Education or Equivalency Required A Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Required Qualifications

  • Basic and relevant laboratory experience that demonstrates a clear understanding of the clinical laboratory environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent attention to detail.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Certification by ASCP or NCA is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in public health laboratory to facilitate interaction with the Department of Public Health and CDC.
  • Previous experience working and being comfortable using microscope, including binocular and fluorescent.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working experience in clinical laboratory testing.
  • Basic knowledge of EIA using manual methods or instrumentation, as well as familiarity with equipment to allow troubleshooting.
  • Working familiarity with QA/QC, lab safety and Windows based computer operations.
  • Working experience in a high-volume, fast-paced clinical lab environment.
  • Ability to properly document all work according to CLIA regulations so as to allow for other staff to follow the work.

Position and 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 required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For additional questions, please contact: VPR Talent (

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, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.


Job ID: 85525

Posted 12 days ago

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