Microbiologist 3
State of Oregon - Portland, OR

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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of permanent, full-time Microbiologist 3 located in Hillsboro.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, go to www.oregonjobs.org, select "Look for Jobs" and enter OHA14-0453 in the 'Enter Keywords' search box at the bottom of the screen.

Here's an opportunity to join a team committed to providing excellent services and to follow your interests in a large, diverse organization. Benefits include a competitive salary, health insurance, paid holidays, leave accrual and personal leave, membership in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and opportunities to participate in the Oregon Savings Growth Plans.

OHA has a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community and actively engages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. The State of Oregon is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, culturally competent services and workplace diversity.

Scope of the Position - Closes July 15, 2014

Provide development and analytical testing for a variety of organisms and disease states. Provide scientific and technical advice on adoption of new methods and equipment. Coordinate and manage projects for Federal grants and special projects including providing timely progress updates for section manager and creation of required progress reports.

Perform Verifications/Validations of new methods and equipment including creating Verification and Validation protocols for approval by the section manager and laboratory director, performing or directing the performance of the required testing to provide the data, doing the statistical analysis and write-up for the manager and lab director's approval, and ensuring that all activities on the new methods checklist have been performed and are in readiness for the method or equipment to go on-line before go-live.

Write, adapt and update protocols for methods/instruments for the OSPHL in CLSI approved format in a timely manner. Assure procedures are consistent with OSPHL's Quality Assurance Plan, including proficiency testing, validation of methods, pre- and post-analytical measures, supervisory review, and adherence to any special requirements. Judge specimen adequacy and appropriate test(s) to perform on incoming samples.

Assist section manager with day-to-day operation and oversight of the section such as planning, assigning, and approving laboratory testing and scheduling to ensure continuity of workflow and accuracy of results, trouble-shooting problems, and other administrative duties (must qualify as a technical supervisor under CLIA).

Other duties as assigned.

Please consider joining us!

The Oregon Health Authority is an employer that's committed to providing each employee with opportunities for job enrichment, professional growth and strong emphasis on family life making living in Oregon an exceptional experience.

This position is located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Our proximity to outdoor recreation spots allows you to take your pick: climbing, hiking, skiing, fishing, windsurfing, boating, cycling, camping and more. We have clean air and boundless cultural opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more about the State of Oregon, please visit http://www.oregon.gov/; or for more specific information about OHA, visit our Web site at http://www.oregon.gov/oha.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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