Medical Lab Scientist - Microbiology Laboratory, Weekend Option
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Pathology is seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist that will, utilizing a variety of procedures involving highly complex analytical lab test methodology and techniques, perform quantative 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. Duties to include (but are not limited to):

  • Cultivates, isolates and identifies pathogenic bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms.
  • Performs DNA probe testing for Mycobacteria.
  • Cultivates, isolates and identifies viruses.
  • Process blood cultures.
  • Performs specialized Antimicrobial susceptibility tests.
  • Performs specialized organism typing procedures.
  • Maintains organism bank.
  • Performs multiple other routine testing.
  • Performs other projects or tasks as assigned by supervisor.
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.

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).

Percent of Time: 60%, Weekend Option

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 12-hour shifts

Pay Grade: 6

SEIU Pay Plan:

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in a chemical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology program from an accredited institution.
  • Six months - one year clinical laboratory experience, which may include program training experience is required.
  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or a categorical/specialist certification in the appropriate laboratory discipline from American Society for Clinical Education and Welfare (HEW) is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience in Microbiology testing is highly desired.
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume/CV (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check, health screening, and should be prepared to provide 5 professional references upon request. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Medical Lab Scientist
  • Appointment Type: SEIU
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Pay Level: 6
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 27,495.60
  • Starting Salary Maximum: Commensurate
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Brenda Carey
  • Contact Email:

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