The State Hygienic Laboratory is seeking a Chemical Threat (CT) Chemist. The CT Chemist is primarily responsible for the qualitative and quantitative analysis in support of the State Hygienic Laboratory chemical threat program, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Laboratory Response Network - Chemical Threats (LRN-C), Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) and local emergency response. Additional duties include environmental sample analysis, analysis of cannabinoid matrices, method development, and outreach/training to first responder organizations.
This position status is At-Will. The anticipated schedule is Monday - Friday, with rotating weekends and holidays.
About the State Hygienic Laboratory The State Hygienic Laboratory's main facilities are headquartered on the University of Iowa's Research Park campus 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 A Master's degree in chemistry or analytical toxicology, including extensive knowledge of analytical instrumentation and method development/validation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Considerable (3-5 years) experience in appropriate laboratory techniques is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This will include the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner, while appreciating the unique contribution that an inclusive workforce will foster.
Possession of a valid state or commercial driver's license, and ability to meet University Fleet Safety Standards.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
PhD in chemistry or analytical toxicology with extensive knowledge of analytical instrumentation and method development/validation.
Reasonable (1-3 years) experience in laboratory supervision is desirable.
Previous training and work with potentially infectious materials and hazardous materials is desirable.
Application Details and Instructions:
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14calendar 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, verification of academic credentials, and verification of a valid state or commercial driver's license, and ability to meet University Fleet Safety Standards. 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 20003056 at jobs.uiowa.edu.
Internal Number: 20003056_1599227589
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.