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Title: Microbiologist Lead Worker – Microbiology Section
$59,317.44 – $86,464.00 / Posted Thru: 9-29-22
Purpose: This position functions as a Lead Worker Microbiologist in the Microbiology section providing oversight of daily operations for the BioWatch staff. This position performs a variety of molecular (particularly PCR) and biological tests to rapidly identify and characterize the presence of pathogenic microorganisms/agents considered high hazard biological threats. This requires knowledge of sterile techniques, safe laboratory practices, and analytical methods. Autoclave sterilization of waste and media, along with preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment are also main functions of this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Education: BS or BA in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Biomedical Science, or a related field.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years laboratory bench experience in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related clinical laboratory field. One year of management experience is preferred. Experience performing real-time PCR and working in a BSL-3 environment are desirable.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: An employee working within the laboratory is required to employ “universal precautions” utilizing personal protective equipment such as nitrile gloves, safety glasses, and lab coats. Work requires working within Biosafety cabinets (BSC) and fume hoods. Work requires repetitive pipetting, standing, bending, and lifting (limited to less than 40 pounds). Required to perform testing on highly pathogenic organisms. Works with centrifuges, incubators, water baths, steam autoclaves and other equipment, as necessary.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: Responsible for the oversight of 4 other members of the BioWatch staff in conjunction with the Microbiology unit managers and section manager.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: This person is a key member of the laboratory team. This person also ensures that the needs of the laboratory staff and external clients are met in a timely manner and maintains professional relationships. The lead worker will define assignment objectives, priorities, and deadlines. This person independently plans and carries out assignments and resolves problems in accordance with accepted practices. Completed work is reviewed for technical soundness, appropriateness, and conformance with policy and objectives.
Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose
Direct Supervisor Daily Direction / Leadership / Reporting
Fellow Staff Daily Collaboration / Daily schedule
External Partners As Needed Collaboration
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”
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