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Laboratory Scientist

WV Departments of Health, Health Facilities, and Human Services
Charleston, WV
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
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Special Hiring Rates: $48,207.12 - Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Laboratory Services

Nature of Work

Under general supervision, this mid-level position will perform full-performance level, analytical, diagnostic, and epidemiological laboratory testing in the General Microbiology Section. Primarily responsible for conducting high complexity testing for bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, vaccine preventable disease surveillance, Influenza, and Rabies. Will perform a variety of laboratory duties, analytical procedure validations, and quality assurance and control studies in such fields as diagnostic and surveillance microbiology.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a biological, microbiological, chemical or environmental science, medical technology, molecular biology, forensic sciences or related field.


Experience: One (1) year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid laboratory experience that is clinical or environmental in nature that produces a test result.


Substitution: Graduate coursework in one of the areas as described above from a regionally accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience at the rate of one (1) year experience for fifteen (15) semester hours of education.

Special Requirement: For positions which involve processing and analysis of human specimens and/or the generation or interpretation of laboratory results that may be used in the diagnosis or treatment of a disease or condition in humans, the incumbent must have or be eligible for licensure as a WV Clinical Laboratory Practitioner as required by 64 C.S.R.§57.

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