Job Posting for MDPH: Bacteriologist II

Title: Bacteriologist II 

Organization: MDPH 

Responsibilities: 

The incumbent in this position will use molecular methods including pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), MLVA, and whole genome sequencing to characterize bacteria of public health significance in times of foodborne outbreaks. In this position you will be on the front lines of outbreak response, collaborating with the state epidemiologists and food protection program officials. In this role the successful candidate will also work as part of the overall whole genome sequencing core group, tasked with protocol development for sequencing and analysis of all public health significant bacteria and viruses.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in bacteriology, biology or biochemistry work and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I.  A Bachelor’s degree with a major in bacteriology, biology, chemistry or biochemistry may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

II.  A Graduate degree with a major in bacteriology, biology, chemistry or biochemistry may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: None.

 

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