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Laboratory Scientist II

Recruitment #180713-X14B-I01

Introduction

 

JFD:  Laboratory Scientist II
Location: Public Health Laboratory
PIN #: 34002399

Salary:
The bi-weekly hiring rate established for this position is $1,809.08 

THIS POSITION CAN BE FILLED AT A LEVEL II OR LEVEL III. PLEASE APPLY TO THE LEVEL INTERESTED IN.

Description:
This position will serve in the Bacteriology Section of Public Health Laboratory and will be responsible for the isolation, identification and/or confirmation of infectious bacteria and/or parasites from clinical specimens; for performance testing to confirm multi-drug resistant organisms and defining their susceptibility patterns.

This position has preferred qualifications:
Two year’s working experience in a bacteriology/microbiology laboratory, performing parasitology and susceptibility testing

Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualification will be given additional consideration during the interview process.

Special Requirement:
The selected applicant must be able to pass the required federal background check to perform bioterrorism testing.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions within this professional job family are assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical and/or analytic laboratory testing.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Laboratory Scientist job family consists of four levels (basic, career, specialist and leadership) which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the expertise required to complete various assignments, and the responsibility assigned for providing training, leadership and supervision to others.

Level II:   
This is the career level of this job family where incumbents perform laboratory bench work related to a wide spectrum of routine clinical and/or analytic laboratory tests with the ability to work independently.

Level III:  
This is the specialist level of this job family where incumbents perform laboratory bench work related to a wide variety of routine and specialized clinical and/or analytic laboratory tests with minimal supervision and may assist in components of the laboratory management program.  At this level incumbents may train, assist and/or review the work of level I and II employees and other laboratory personnel as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in biological or physical science, or a closely related field; OR a bachelor's degree in biological or physical sciences, or a closely related field, plus two years of experience performing clinical and/or analytic laboratory testing.

Level III:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in biological or physical science, or a closely related field plus two years of experience performing clinical and/or analytic laboratory testing; OR a bachelor's degree in biological or physical sciences, or a closely related field, plus four years of experience performing clinical and/or analytic laboratory testing.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.


No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.



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