Rocky Hill, CT
|Date Opened||5/4/2022 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$59,393 - $80,587/year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||5/19/2022 11:59:00 PM|
Are you interested in a career in public service? If so, join us and make an impact by serving your state. We invite you to please read below & apply today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is looking for a motivated and experienced candidate for this Microbiologist 2 opportunity at the State Public Health Laboratory. Located in Rocky Hill, CT, the State Public Health Laboratory offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.
Since 1995, Connecticut Public Health laboratory (CT PHL) has been a participant in the CDC Emerging Infections Program that includes the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (EIP FoodNet). EIP FoodNet surveillance projects are conducted statewide and require both epidemiology and laboratory support. In 2020, CT PHL conducted whole genome sequencing (WGS) on over 800 bacterial isolates implicated in foodborne disease outbreaks for this surveillance program. Several success stories have arisen since the implementation of WGS at the CT PHL, where WGS was vital in definitively linking case-patients to an outbreak. This microbiologist position is crucial to the CT PHL’s ability to sustain the capacity to provide critical data from WGS for a more comprehensive picture of the isolates involved in foodborne outbreaks. In conjunction with epidemiological data, this greatly enhances the quality of our surveillance program.
The recently established centralized Advanced Molecular Diagnostic laboratory (AMD) at the State Public Health laboratory, has continued to provide rapid identification and characterization of emerging and re-merging disease-causing agents using complex, sensitive and specific tests in the applied clinical area of laboratory diagnostics. The implementation of these tests has improved clinical patient management while enhancing epidemiologic disease monitoring, surveillance, outbreak investigation, and disease control. The AMD laboratory has been paramount in the COVID-19 diagnostic response in Connecticut, validating multiple testing platforms and testing specimens since the onset of the pandemic.
The State Public Health Laboratory provides employment program designed to ensure work/life balance. This is a full-time, first shift, thirty-five (35) hour per week position with a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday with opportunities for flex scheduling.
The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.