Hiring Range: $48,681 - $60,617
The Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Scientist in the Microbial Reference Group. The Microbial Reference Group performs testing in the areas of Mycobacteria, Mycology, Pertussis, Reference Bacteriology, Enteric Bacteriology, and Bacterial Bioterrorism Response. This position will provide technical supervisor oversight to the Enteric pathogens laboratory and perform high complexity testing including Salmonella, Shigella, Shiga toxin E. coli, Vibrio, Campylobacter, and Yersinia identification and characterization. This position will perform high complexity testing for blood borne parasites. As a team leader, this position will coordinate daily workflow, review analytical results, update/review SOP’s, monitor all QA procedures and perform routine analysis of specimens. In addition, this position will perform method review, assist in method validation and implementation, and maintain safety training and competency assessment programs for the section. These duties are performed independently with minimal supervision from the group manager. Some weekend, holiday, and on call work may be required.
The candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, medical technology, or a closely related field, with comprehensive laboratory experience in clinical Microbiology. Candidate must meet CLIA requirements for technical supervisor in bacteriology.
Qualified candidates must demonstrate extensive knowledge of standard bacteriological nomenclature and experience with conventional and commercial microbial identification systems. Candidates should demonstrate a detailed understanding of QA/QC, and safety concepts and procedures as they apply to a CLIA certified laboratory. Candidates should have working knowledge of lab operations; experience needed in operating and troubleshooting complex laboratory equipment; have strong verbal and written communications skills as well as demonstrated experience with information management systems (word processing, spreadsheet, and laboratory management systems). Candidates should demonstrate the ability to coordinate, lead, and prioritize work of others; to train personnel; and to work effectively in a team environment. Must have ability to lift up to 30 pounds frequently and exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally.
Master’s degree in microbiology, medical technology, or a closely related field. ASCP MT/CLS registration preferred. Experience with Enteric pathogens including Salmonella serotyping and experience with microscopic examinations for blood borne parasites preferred.
CLIA requirements for high complexity technical supervisor can be found:
Selected candidate must be able to pass a fingerprint-based criminal history check.
Sponsorship will not be provided for this position.
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The Virginia Department of General Services is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and individuals with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service experience are encouraged to apply.
Applicants in need of accommodation during the application and/or interview process may contact DGS at 804-786-3910 for assistance.
About this company
With more than 600 employees and a budget of approximately $131 million, the Department of General Services (DGS) provides a wide array of services for other state agencies, local governments, and citizens.
DGS serves as the infrastructure for state government by serving in a support capacity with four separate divisions and eight business units.