Title: Senior Scientist
Hiring Range: $62,000 - $75,000
Agency: Department of General Services
Agency Website: www.dgs.virginia.gov
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) seeks to hire a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Scientist in the Microbial Reference Group. This Senior Scientist will provide technical oversight, expertise, guide, and perform high complexity testing to support the Bacterial Bioterrorism Response Laboratory at DCLS. The Bacterial Bioterrorism Response Laboratory performs routine and emergency response testing to isolate and identify suspected bacterial select agents and toxins as well as testing for emerging pathogens and public health threats. Testing performed involves detection and rule-out of a variety of bio threat agents and highly infectious pathogens. Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) containment laboratory work, a FBI background check, and clearance by the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) are required for this position. This Senior Scientist will perform testing, implement and actively participate in training and competency programs as well as quality assurance initiatives, participate in new method validations, coordinate daily workflows, and review analytical results. This position will routinely collaborate with other testing groups at DCLS and exercises a high degree of independence and technical expertise. These duties are performed independently with minimal supervision from the group manager.
This is a full-time restricted position funded by a federal grant and includes state benefits.
Some weekend, holiday, after hours, and on call work is required.
Qualified state employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). As a full-time employee with the Virginia Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, you may be able to take advantage of this program! Visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site for more information including eligibility requirements.
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