The Oregon Department of Agriculture, Food Safety & Animal Health Program, is looking to hire a Microbiologist 3.
As the Microbiologist 3, you will perform routine and complex analyses of animal and environmental samples for livestock producers and accredited veterinarians in support of disease control and regulatory programs. As a Microbiologist, you provide leadership in animal science and animal laboratory practices and ensures best practices for optimal results.
The Microbiologist 3 is a Permanent full-time position located in the Salem, Oregon, and is not represented by the union.
We, at Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), ensure healthy natural resources, environment, and economy for Oregonians now and in the future through inspection and certification, regulation, and promotion of agriculture and food. The vision of the Oregon Department of Agriculture is to remain able to serve the changing needs of Oregon’s diverse agricultural and food sectors to maintain and enhance a healthy natural resource base and strong economy in rural and urban communities across the state.
The aim of the Animal Health and Identification programs are to enhance economic production of livestock. We accomplish this through working toward the control and eradication of animal diseases (including those transmissible to humans), prevent livestock theft by denying a market for stolen animals through recording of brands and inspection of animals, and ensuring animal feeds meet nutritional and labeling standards.
Potential exposure to infectious microbiological agents & chemicals. The lab has specialized equipment, some of which is potentially dangerous (autoclaves, centrifuges, burners, compressed gases, sharps, etc.) Daily computer use. Presence and use of latex in the work environment.
What’s in it for you
The opportunity to join a team of professionals who are passionate about what they do and an agency who supports its employees’ growth and development. We also offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, 10 paid holidays a year, deferred compensation and a retirement plan.
This is what you need to qualify
The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval of the vaccines, whichever is later, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exemption/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. For more information, visit https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_21-29.pdf.
This is what you need to qualify for this position
A bachelor’s degree in microbiology or another biomedical laboratory science provided that at least 20 semester or 30 quarter credit hours in microbiology are included and three (3) or more years of experience in a microbiology laboratory.
A Master’s degree in microbiology or another biomedical laboratory science provided that at least 20 semester or 30 quarter credit hours in microbiology are included and two (2) or more years of experience in a microbiology laboratory.
A Ph.D. in microbiology or another biomedical laboratory science provided that at least 20 semester or 30 quarter credit hours in microbiology are included and one (1) or more years of experience in a microbiology laboratory.
Experience in the following:
Applying knowledge of various microbiology disciplines to modern instrumentation. * Training and overseeing work of laboratory technical staff. * Planning microbiological studies including instrumentation and method development. * Presenting technical information clearly, both orally and in writing. * Two (2) or more years of experience in real-time Polymerase Chain Reactions (real-time PCR) and ELISA assays.
This position deals with complex scientific areas. The incumbent must be technically knowledgeable in fields of microbiology, immunology & serology, computer science & animal health science. The incumbent must be knowledgeable in laboratory testing techniques, writing reports, training co-workers, and delegating responsibility. The incumbent must communicate clearly with other personnel both internally and within other agencies. This person should provide leadership to the laboratory, the department & the state in appropriate technical areas. Occasional travel may be necessary for laboratory accreditation and state representation.
How to apply:
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The fine print:
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- This recruitment may be used in future vacancies.
- This job posting closes on October 8, 2021, at 12:00 AM
Work Authorization – The Oregon Department of Agriculture does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. Oregon Department of Agriculture is an E-Verify employer. If you are the successful candidate you must present your I-9 acceptable documents (See page 3) for employment verification.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Agriculture core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics.
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