Title: Seasonal Laboratory Technician I
Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Brief Summary of Position:
These positions present a seasonal opportunity to impact mosquito-borne illness in Massachusetts. During the mosquito season, employees will set up apparatus for field capture of mosquitoes and sort mosquitoes from other insects and identify species. Experience with ovitraps and mosquito rearing is beneficial. These staff will also perform various cleaning and other tasks in and about a mosquito laboratory setting and be trained to properly handle and deliver mosquito specimens to laboratory.
Additional duties include various procedures for the detection and identification of viral agents, preparation of buffers and other solutions for use in isolating and identifying infectious agents, and general laboratory quality assurance including quality control of reagents, equipment and methods.
Please note: These positions are seasonal and do not offer benefits. The work schedule is flexible including some weekends.
Qualifications: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in laboratory work in a recognized clinical, medical, hospital, chemical, water quality, public health, biological, bacteriological, marine sciences or materials testing laboratory, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions in the original posting here.
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