Research Scientist III | RESEARCH SCIENTIST III (MICROBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES)
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $7,811.00 - $9,777.00 monthly
Internal Number: JC-330595
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by performing quality, timely, highly complex public health laboratory testing for the diagnosis and epidemiologic investigation of microbial diseases of public health importance in the State of California.
The Research Scientist III (RS III) focuses on whole genome sequencing (WGS) of microbial isolates including expansion, testing, and validation of bioinformatics pipelines for analyzing data from various sequencing platforms. Additionally, the RS III assists with development of new workflows for sequencing and data reporting.
The RS III conducts routine laboratory testing, complies with safety and quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) practices, provides and documents technical training and competency assessments as assigned. The RS III may be delegated Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Technical and/or General Supervisory responsibilities by the CLIA laboratory director if qualifications are met. The RS III prepares, reviews, and updates laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs) in addition to designing, conducting, and overseeing validation and verification studies for new procedures to identify and/or characterize microbial pathogens. The RS III works with CDPH colleagues to make improvements to the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) as applicable to the Unit.
The RS III plans, designs, and carries out scientific research studies related genomic identification and characterization of infectious pathogens; makes independent decisions in their specific scientific field of expertise; may serve as scientific advisor or consultant to lower-level scientists conducting scientific studies and to internal and external stakeholders and clients. The RS III assists with grant writing and communicates with internal and external partners, presents scientific research or investigations to public health experts and the community, publishes research in scientific journals, and performs other related work.
The incumbent works under the Supervisor of the Molecular Characterization Unit.
This job announcement is a re-posting. If you have already applied to JC# 321758 you do not need to re-apply, we have your application on file.
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts official or un-official and/or Degree for education verification.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.
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