Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Microbiologist I

TitleMicrobiologist I

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

This position works as part of a team to perform molecular diagnostic assays to detect the presence of biological agents and other infectious diseases in environmental samples. Testing is fast-paced and requires that incoming specimens are recorded, processed, and triaged appropriately while maintaining chain-of-custody associated with the specimens. Staff are trained to work in both biosafety level 2 and 3 environments and may cross-train to provide surge testing for other laboratories. The position is required to perform various duties including quality control, proficiency testing, equipment maintenance, disposal of biohazardous waste, and maintenance of collection apparatus. The work schedule is flexible including weekends to ensure laboratory staff coverage for 24/7/365 operations. May provide laboratory support for field responses and investigations as assigned by the supervisor.


Applicants must have (A) at least two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, or academic research experience in microbiology, molecular biology, or medical laboratory technology or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Based on assignment, applicants must meet related Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) requirements for High Complexity Testing.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.


I. An Associate’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, biology, or medical laboratory technology may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in microbiology, molecular biology, biology, medical laboratory technology or equivalent scientific field may substitute for the required experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply: 

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First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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