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Quality Systems Manager - Laboratory Environment - Ankeny

Company: University of Iowa
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Job Description:

Quality Systems ManagerThe Quality Systems Manager will be located in Ankeny, IA--and will be responsible for achieving accreditation and maintaining compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies (CLIA, TNI, AIHA, ISO, EPA, etc). In collaboration with operational leadership, implements and maintains the Quality Management Program based on the Quality System Essentials (QSEs) for the organization.About the State Hygienic LaboratoryThe State Hygienic Laboratorys main facilit ies 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 states public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowas 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening.An Environmental Protection Agency-certified facility, the Hygienic Laboratory conducts testing of drinking water as mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act. The staff also works with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to monitor waterways throughout the state for contaminants and to assess air quality in real-time and through lab testing.Benefits HighlightsFringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plansRequired Application MaterialsIn order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload two personal and current documents, and mark them as submission-relevant:Cover letterResumeThese attachments should clearly address how the applicants meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.An applicant who fails to submit the required materials will be considered incomplete and therefore are ineligible for interview.Posting Announcement InformationJob openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.Position QualificationsEducation or Equivalency RequiredA Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, laboratory science, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Required QualificationsDemonstrate 3 years or more of recent (within the last 10 years) experience in certified (for example, CLIA, TNI, AIHA, ISO or equivalents) medical, environmental, or public health laboratory.1 year experience conducting internal or external audits.Extensive knowledge of quality control, quality management systems, method validation and verification, accreditation, proficiency testing, and quality improvement.Previous policy and procedure development experience.Previous experience with document control systems.Excellent organizational and work plan development skills.Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office products.Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.Outstanding attention to detail and deadlines.Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.Ability to read, interpret, and explain regulations, guidance documents, and technical procedures.Prior completion of a college-level statistics course. If not completed prior to hire, this will be required within 12 months of start date. Preferred Education or EquivalencyA Masters degree in biology, chemistry, laboratory science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Preferred CertificationCertified Quality Auditor CQA(ASQ), Quality Improvement Associate CQIA(ASQ), Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence CMQ/OE (ASQ) or similar quality certification.Desirable QualificationsPrevious lab supervisory or quality management experience.Previous experience with process improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, etc.Familiarity with CLIA, TNI, AIHA, and ISO standards.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.

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