Senior Microbiologist (Wastewater Genomic Surveillance) (Biotech)
The Drinking Water and Radiation Laboratory Branch (DWRLB) seeks a Senior Microbiologist (Wastewater Genomic Surveillance) candidate to begin work immediately to support CDPH's COVID-19 pandemic response. The work will focus on the environmental detection of SARS Cov-2 using PCR-based molecular platforms. The successful candidate will perform important laboratory testing to detect and identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related variants in wastewater as a surveillance tool for potential outbreaks. Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in a biological science AND must either be a certified Public Health Microbiologist or have microbiological laboratory experience. The incumbent should be experienced in working with microorganisms, exercise standard precautions, and be very experienced with PCR-based methods. Maintaining an organized, neat, and clean work environment, working well in a team environment, and being organized and detail-oriented are essential.
The position is located in Richmond, CA.
Salary range: $6,426/month to $9,800/month
Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Handling / Fingering Frequently
Reach Outward Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder Occasionally
Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend Occasionally
Lift / Carry Occasionally - Up to 30 lbs
Push/Pull Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs
Taste/ Smell Not Applicable
Not Applicable Not required for essential functions
Occasionally (0 - 2 hrs/day)
Frequently (2 - 5 hrs/day)
Constantly (5+ hrs/day)
General office and laboratory setting, indoors, temperature controlled
It is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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