This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, permanent and one full-time project Microbiologist 1 positions located within the Division of Disease Control & Health Statistics’ Public Health Laboratory (PHL). The project position is currently funded through June 30, 2023.
Reporting to the Microbiologist 4, these Microbiologist 1 positions are bench level microbiologists working primarily in the Enteric Bacteriology, Food & Shellfish Bacteriology, and Parasitology laboratories within the Microbiology section.
These positions are required to have an on-site presence in order to perform the main scope of duties, functions and responsibilities of the positions supporting the mission of protecting public health in Washington state by testing samples for the presence of pathogenic microorganisms from:
Various food sources involved in foodborne outbreaks.
Clinical specimens referred for confirmation of Salmonella, E. coli, Shigella, and Vibrio.
Shellfish samples for surveillance monitoring of shellfish growing areas.
Clinical specimens for the presence of intestinal or blood parasites.
The duty station for these positions are in Shoreline, WA. The incumbents are required to work on-site in the lab due to the nature of the work/duties.
A bachelor’s degree or higher in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Cell biology, Biology or other basic medical science which includes twenty (20) or more semester hours or quarter hour equivalent in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms.
Experience in the following:
Working with bacterial cultures and identification methods.
Working in PCR and/or other molecular technologies.
Note: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
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