Become a member of our team – a team that is changing medicine and changing lives. The Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa Health Care is currently accepting applications for a Medical Laboratory Scientist opening. This is an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals seeking to work in a fast paced learning environment within our Microbiology Laboratory.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation’s best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).
The Department of Pathology is part of UI Health Care, a comprehensive health sciences center that serves Iowa and the region, as well as patients referred from the United States and overseas. We are proud of our reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research. There is a long history of accomplishments in this storied department and we aim to build on this rich history toward continued excellence in the future. All these accomplishments are the fruits of the efforts of the faculty and staff in the department, who approach our mission with singular dedication, and the rich environment of UI Health Care that nurtures such success. https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pathology/.
Position Summary: Utilizing a variety of procedures involving highly complex analytical lab test methodology and techniques, perform quantitative and qualitative clinical laboratory analysis on biological specimens such as blood, tissue and body fluids. These procedures will utilize a variety of procedures, many involving numerous highly complex tests and techniques that require the use of professional judgment. Provide technical expertise and information used to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease.
Cultivates, isolates, and identifies pathogenic bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms.
Perform routine chlamydia isolation and identification.
Perform routine serological testing according to written protocols.
Perform routine direct antigen detection testing for viruses according to written protocols.
Perform routine infectious disease testing by molecular methods.
Perform computer accessioning and entering of result on requests according to written protocols.
Maintain records of all specimens and work performed.
Complete all quality control procedures.
Perform routine maintenance and equipment troubleshooting.
Maintain communications with other hospital personnel.
Instructs graduate and undergraduate students, residents, fellows, and visitors.
Participates in programs to orient other laboratory and clinical staff to the activities and procedures of the laboratory.
Participate in new procedure evaluation, development and other research projects.
Review, update, and edit procedures.
Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment.
Contributes to the functioning of the laboratory.
Performs other projects or tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Remains knowledgeable of current advances in Clinical Microbiology/Virology.
To apply for this position, please reference requisition#18000778. For a complete listing of job qualifications and to apply for these positions, please visit our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu, and reference the above requisitions. Applicable background checks will apply.
Please attach a cover letter, and resume/CV as part of the application process. 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. For questions or additional information, please contact Brenda Carey by email at Brendafirstname.lastname@example.org. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check, and should be prepared to submit five (5) professional references upon request.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity I 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.
A Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology program from an accredited institution.
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or a categorical/specialist certification in the appropriate laboratory discipline from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) from Health Education and Welfare (HEW) is required.
Six (6) months – One (1) year clinical laboratory experience, which may include program training experience is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Experience in Microbiology testing is highly desired.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary for an MLS is $45,826 annually, and will be commensurate with education and experience.