Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 Parkcampus 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 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.
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 member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/ and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with that evaluation).
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.
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.
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.
For a complete list of job requirements, see posting 19004342 at jobs.uiowa.edu.
Internal Number: 19004342_1570725492
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.