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Medical Lab Technician - Tissue and Cellular Therapy Lab

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21001090 Requisition #

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Pathology is seeking a Medical Laboratory Technician to perform a variety of laboratory procedures in Tissue Bank and Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Lab with many involving numerous steps and techniques that require the use of professional judgement. Duties to include:


  • Prepares and freezes progenitor cell or lymphocyte products. Adds appropriate volumes of DMSO and media to the product based on the final volume.
  • Prepares progenitor cells or lymphocyte products for fresh infusion or shipment to outside facilities.
  • Perform daily operations in the tissue bank.
  • Processes bone marrow in preparation for appropriate treatment.
  • Performs bone marrow buffy coat preparations as needed.
  • Processes cryopreserved umbilical cord blood products.
  • Thaws, issues and transports cellular therapy products.
  • Prepares bone marrow, cord blood and PBPC samples for analysis.
  • Performs CD34 Selection using the CliniMACS CD34 Reagent System.
  • Performs other laboratory duties as assigned.


The department intends to hire for one position from either Medical Laboratory Technician, requisition 21001090 or Medical Laboratory Scientist, requisition 21001091, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please apply to the specific position for which you which 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. https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pathology/


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: Monday - Friday

Rotations: Rotating eight hour shifts within 0630-1730, shift extension as needed. Rotating late coverage and on-call for weekends and holidays.


Pay Grade: 4

SEIU Pay Plan: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology program from an accredited institution, OR
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or eligible from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency (NCA), OR
  • Successfully completed an official US military medical laboratory procedures training course of at least 50 weeks duration and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory specialist (Laboratory Technician) is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP or National Credentialing Agency (NCA) as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is highly desirable.


Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and CV/resume (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 and health screening and should be prepared to submit 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 fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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