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Laboratory Microbiologist I, Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory
Constituent Services ＆ Community Programs with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
$49,601 - $53,000 per year
Last updated on Mar 21, 2023
The New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is a public health leader serving over 8.4 million New York City residents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
The NYC Public Health Laboratory (PHL) is one of the largest local public health laboratories in the United States offering a dynamic and innovative work environment where employees contribute to the health and safety of NYC residents by providing clinical and environmental laboratory testing services. With more than 100 years of leadership in public health, a team of over 200 scientific and support staff are committed to its mission to safeguard the health of all NYC residents by providing quality laboratory testing services that support the priorities of the NYC DOHMH and its community partners to prevent and respond to clinical and environmental public health concerns.
The DOHMH PHL seeks a qualified applicant to serve as a Laboratory Microbiologist assignment level 1. This is an excellent opportunity to join our multidisciplinary team, and collaborate with local, state, federal, and academic partners.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
- Perform duties related to clinical laboratory tests and procedures at a complex and technical level on specimens submitted to PHL.
- Laboratory testing and responding to public health threats, including but not limited to COVID-19, vaccine preventable diseases, HIV, Legionella as well as respiratory, foodborne, and waterborne disease outbreaks.
- Maintain laboratory inventory supplies by checking stock to determine inventory level.
- Cross training within other sections of the PHL for surge events and as needed.
- Required to participate in urgent tests during off-hours as needed.
- Retrieve and assist in shipping such specimens to the CDC and other stakeholders for additional testing.
- Maintain a program of quality control, participate in a program of quality assurance, and take corrective action when needed.
- Use a variety of identification methods, including molecular techniques to test samples.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a major in the biological, chemical, or physical sciences or medical technology, and one year of experience as a microbiologist performing at the technician or higher level in a clinical or environmental laboratory setting; or
- An associate degree in medical technology, or sixty college credits from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) including six credits in mathematics and six credits in either chemistry or biology
and three years of experience as described in “1” above; or
- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization plus any combination of college education and experience described in “1″ or “2” above to make up the equivalent of five years of education and experience. One year of experience credit will be given for each 30 semester credits of college education which includes at least 3 credits in mathematics and at least 3 credits in either chemistry or biology. However, all candidates must have at least one year of acceptable experience as described in “1” above.