Medical Lab Scientist- Core Services (50 %, 2nd shift)

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21005570 Requisition #

Qualified candidates may be eligible for a sign-on incentive of $7,500 based on years of experience!


The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Pathology is seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist. This position will use a variety of procedures involving highly complex analytical lab test methodology and techniques, performs quantitative and qualitative clinical laboratory analyses 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. Provides technical expertise and information used to diagnose, prevent or treat disease. Duties to include, but are not limited to:


  • Performs highly complex quantitative and qualitative analysis on chemical, hematological, microbiological or immunological clinical and research specimens.
  • Conducts comprehensive evaluation of laboratory test results. Provides information to other allied health care provider(s) regarding test methodology and interpretation.
  • Performs statistical analysis of quality control data associated with assigned laboratory testing. Initiates corrective action based on statistical results. Reports and documents variances according to regulatory agency guidelines and written laboratory procedures.
  • Responsible for the operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation. Participates in evaluation of new laboratory equipment and makes recommendations for product acquisition.
  • Other duties as necessary.


The department intends to hire for a single position from either Medical Laboratory Technician, requisition 21005569 or Medical Laboratory Scientist, requisition 21005570, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please apply to the specific position for which you wish to be considered or both.

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: 50%

Schedule: 2nd shift – 1230-2300, Tuesday and Thursday

Rotation: Rotating weekends and holidays

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.
  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a generalist with core competency in Chemistry, Urinalysis, Coagulation, and Hematology testing; demonstrated proficiency performing manual differentials on both blood and body fluids.

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 14 calendar 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.


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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