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Recruitment #17-005479-0024




MDH, Laboratories Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Chief of the Division of Virology/Immunology of the Laboratories Administration within the Maryland Department of Health. The position delivers technical and scientific leadership while supervising, managing and providing guidance to the Administration's scientific and technical staff in standard virology and immunology laboratory practices, policies and procedures including but no limited to: quality control/quality assurance initiatives, lab safety and bio-security. The position is also responsible for personnel and budgetary functions to ensure high-quality internal and external customer service, The Division Chief serves as a subject matter expert in public health virology and immunology testing (e.g. virus isolation, chlamydia, hepatitis, microbial serology, and rabies) to both internal and external partners and clients of the Laboratories Administration.


Candidates must possess a doctoral degree from an accredited academic institution in microbiology, molecular biology, virology or related life science discipline and have at least 4 years of experience supervising a CLIA compliant clinical laboratory.  Candidates should have experience working in a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory/facility and must be able to maintain medical clearance to wear N95/PAPR respirator, must be able to maintain immunization against the Rabies virus.


The successful candidate should have knowledge and experience required to guide/supervise the scientific operations of laboratory units within Division of Virology and Immunology, including serological assays, traditional virology techniques and procedures, molecular technology, ie. PCR, handling highly infectious agents, writing standard operating procedures, grant proposals and correspondence.  Good organizational skills, computer skills and verbal/written communication skills are essential to the work performed by the position.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.