Microbiologist Supervisor #00064

Job Description

Microbiologist Supervisor Position #00064 - Harrisonburg, Virginia (Scientist II, Pay Band 5) The Division of Animal and Food Industry Services seeks a Microbiologist Supervisor for the Harrisonburg Regional Animal Health Laboratory. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising staff performing microbiological testing in this facility; coordinating workflow and coverage of test disciplines and technical testing specialist; serving as site quality coordinator (with responsibility for adherence to internal and external quality standards); overseeing daily laboratory testing procedures; ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment; and overseeing the validation of new testing procedures. Successful candidate must be familiar with laboratory information management systems and other automated laboratory and diagnostic systems and be able to work collaboratively as a team member to assist with laboratory procedures as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable knowledge in the basic principles, information sources, and laboratory applications of bacteriology, parasitology, hematology, dairy microbiology, and serology in relation to diagnostic and regulatory testing; knowledge of safety hazards and quality control measures within a laboratory; and knowledge of test validation and comparison procedures. Exceptional oral and written communication and customer service skills. Ability to evaluate testing procedures, develop logical conclusions, establish quality control and diagnose and correct problems; manage workflow and supervise staff; train personnel in the performance of test procedures; and maintain effective working relations with co-workers in a team environment as well as with clients, and management. Demonstrated computer proficiency to include basic office software and laboratory information management systems, along with skill in the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Supervisory experience in a veterinary diagnostic or human clinical diagnostic laboratory is needed. Physical demands of the position include excellent visual and manual abilities as well as other conditions needed for working safely in a laboratory. Prefer: Degree in Microbiology, Biology, or a closely related scientific field is preferred along with familiarity with ISO 17025 quality standards and experience in clinical microbiology and/or molecular diagnostics as well as work within laboratory quality control systems. An advanced degree would be ideal. An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding qualifications may substitute for this education and experience. Hiring Salary Range: $43,892-$60,000 annually. Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check. To be considered for this position, you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system by 11:59 p.m. EST/EDTon December 1, 2017. VDACS only accepts the state application; therefore the application must be detailed and fully completed. Resumes, cover letters, or any other types of attachment or supplement to the state application are not accepted. Not submitting a complete or detailed application may result in non-consideration. EOE. Category: Science , Keywords: Microbiologist