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Actalent Clinical Lab Analyst in West Des Moines, Iowa


Conduct newborn screening testing on blood spot specimens to help identify infants at risk for an inherited condition. Methods include immunoassay, enzyme assay, electrophoresis, HPLC, tandem mass spectrometry, and molecular methods. Perform daily operation and routine maintenance, calibration, and assist in troubleshooting of laboratory instruments and equipment. Document and review newborn screening test data, procedures, and results. Release data and reports for use by physicians, health care professionals, and newborn screening medical follow-up staff. Prepare and maintain standard operating procedures and prepare documentation for test verification or validation studies. Perform quality control and quality assurance procedures in accordance with established standard operating procedures and policies. Recognize basic problems and assist troubleshooting of laboratory method and performance problems. Assemble quality control data for further analysis; recognize problems; document issues; perform root cause analysis; and initiate corrective actions.


chemistry, Biology, Genetics, HPLC, mass spectrometry, Biochemistry

Top Skills Details:

chemistry,Biology,Genetics,HPLC,mass spectrometry,Biochemistry

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, or other related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) qualifications for high complexity testing. (6 semesters of Biology and 6 semesters of Chemistry). Candidates need to have at least 3 months of experience working hands on in a lab - Cannot just be from taking a lab class but if they actually worked in a lab in school this could count. Would also consider a certified Medical Lab Technologist or an MLT If someone has an AA they need to meet the CLIA requirements. Desirable Experience: • Six months to one year related Newborn Screening (NBS) laboratory experience. • Basic experience with immunoassay, mass spectrometry, and molecular biology techniques. • Completion of human genetics college course work • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) experience.

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.