Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact on the health of infants in Washington State? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We’re seeking a dedicated and experienced chemist to play a pivotal role in improving the health of newborns in our beautiful state.
Position: Full-time, permanent Chemist 3
Division: Disease Control & Health Statistics
Public Health Laboratories (PHL) – Newborn Screening
Location: Shoreline, WA
Why This Position Matters: At the heart of our mission is the commitment to improving the health of infants born in Washington State. As a Lead Laboratory Technician, you will lead a team of skilled technical staff. Your role is vital for producing quality lab results. Expert knowledge of all aspects of testing including the ability to perform all procedures is crucial to be successful in this role.
What You'll Be Doing:
Leading and directing day-to-day laboratory activities in collaboration with laboratory supervisors and lab coordinator.
Ensuring the highest quality of lab results in your designated unit(s).
Maintaining expert knowledge of all aspects of testing, with the ability to perform all procedures.
Taking signatory responsibility for test results and actively training analysts within your unit(s).
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leading, prioritizing, and troubleshooting the work of assigned laboratory technical staff in one or more of the laboratory units and acting as a backup for other units as assigned.
Documenting testing procedures, test results, validation activities, and Quality Assurance (QA)measures.
Coordinating activities with Laboratory Supervisor and ensuring resources and supplies are available when needed.
Note: Please ensure any relevant experience defined below is outlined in your cover letter, resume, and/or applicant profile.
Option 1: A bachelor’s degree in microbiology, public health, chemistry or medical technology or related field which includes at least 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours in college-level microbiology or chemistry; AND four (4) or more years of professional experience in a clinical laboratory including newborn screening.
Option 2: A master’s degree in microbiology, public health, chemistry or medical technology or related field; AND two (2) or more years of professional experience in a clinical laboratory including newborn screening.
Option 3: A Ph.D. degree in microbiology, public health, chemistry or medical technology or related field; AND one (1) or years of professional experience in a clinical laboratory including newborn screening.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies