Clinical Lab Technical Specialist

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 24002862

Provide information as a component of achieving overall health for the general public by performing clinical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, research, surveillance or prevention of disease. Respond to emerging public health threats, outbreaks and epidemics. Actively engage in translational research to improve testing services. Inform and educate the public health community regarding laboratory science and facilitate the sentinel laboratory system.

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 mus t 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).

FBI background check required.

Location: Coralville, IA
Modality: On-site
Schedule: M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., rotating weekend work required.

About the State Hygienic Laboratory
The 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

  • A Bachelor degree in Biology, Chemistry or Clinical laboratory Science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant laboratory experience, typically 3 years, that demonstrates a clear understanding of the clinical laboratory environment.
  • Experience in diagnostic clinical laboratory testing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent attention to details.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Certification as an MLS or MLT by ASCP or AMT highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in public health laboratory.
  • Previous experience in a Clinical testing laboratory.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working experience with QA/QC, lab safety and window-based computer operations.
  • Working experience in a high-volume, fast paced clinical lab environment.


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.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must 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 l ater step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 97992

Posted 11 days ago

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