Biological Science Laboratory Technician - NIDDK - DE
Department Of Health And Human Services - Phoenix, AZ

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The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

If you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization and you have experience in phlebotomy and sample processing, clinical laboratory instrumentation, and DNA extraction techniques, then consider joining the Diabetes Epidemiology Clinical Research Section (DECRS) of the Phoenix Research Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). DECRS plans and conducts epidemiologic and clinical research, including clinical trials, genetics and health services research, to determine risk factors and health consequences of diabetes, obesity and complications of diabetes. For more information, please visit . KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.

Position is subject to a background investigation. DUTIES:
Major Duties:
  • Perform a variety of standard and non-standard tests, examinations and procedures in support of higher-level technicians and scientists;
  • Perform delicate manipulative work using specially designed equipment;
  • Record instrument readings;
  • Collect, identify and prepare biological specimens;
  • Prepare and maintain detailed and precise records of experiments.
  • Phlebotomy and sample processing;
  • Using clinical laboratory instruments;
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying experience includes: perform nonstandard assignments such as using a variety of laboratory equipment to perform a sequence of standardized tests and analyses; making and recording close observations; handling and manipulating laboratory equipment; and maintaining complete records of experimental procedures and results. View Assessment Questions

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:




Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Friday, February 01, 2013, to be considered. BENEFITS:
The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information . OTHER INFORMATION:

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .

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