Laboratory Technician II - Clinical Microbiology

21001838 Requisition #

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Pathology is seeking a Laboratory Technician II to perform a variety of laboratory tasks related to specimen processing, supply distribution, computer/clerical duties and routine laboratory maintenance. Will provide functional supervision to laboratory assistants. Duties to include:


  • Admits Microbiology molecular infectious disease testing specimens to laboratory for processing and analysis.
  • Processes specimens for analysis.
  • Responds to incoming telephone calls and call back positive, acymptomatic Covid results per protocol.
  • Monitors and maintains weekly media inventory.
  • Processes hazardous biological waste material for disposal.
  • Performs cleaning and maintenance of laboratory admitting area and laboratory equipment therein.
  • Performs other projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Contributes to the functioning of the laboratory.


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: 100%

Schedule: 1200-2030, varying days

Location: Pathology


Pay Grade: 8

Merit 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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Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Two years of related laboratory experience including one year as a Laboratory Technician I or equivalent level experience, or
  • Certified Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification, or
  • Any combination of related post high school education and experience which totals two years.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience handling patient specimens is desirable.
  • Experience processing and plating specimens for micro testing is desirable.


Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload application information or 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 10 calendar days.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and health evaluation. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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