Ankeny, Iowa

The State Hygienic Laboratory in Ankeny is looking for an Environmental Laboratory Analyst to prepare environmental samples and analyze the data collected. The Analyst will be responsible for maintaining, operating various instrumentation. Work Location: Ankeny Iowa For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at: 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. Qualifications: Education or Equivalency Required A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Required Qualifications Ability to perform tasks that require accuracy, attention to detail, including accurate record keeping. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills, and ability to interact positively with a diverse population. Demonstrate working proficiency with Microsoft Office software, (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Demonstrate a Basic proficiency of the competency, Collaboration and Positive Impact. The ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner and utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals and needs. Demonstrate a Basic proficiency of the competency, Service Excellence and Customer Focus. The ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. The ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers. Highly Desirable Qualifications Demonstrate six months to one year, of relevant laboratory experience. Demonstrate working knowledge and experience using and maintaining laboratory instrumentation. Basic environmental lab testing experience (e.g., water or other environmental testing) in high throughput lab setting. Desirable Qualifications Basic familiarity with state and federal environmental testing regulations. Demonstrate working knowledge and experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Experience with preparation of environmental samples for analysis. Experience with pH meters, spectrometers and ISE electrodes. Application Details and Instructions: Upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission: Cover Letter Resume Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar 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, and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. Contact: Sarah Tillman ( 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 21002412 at

Ankeny, Iowa

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