The position is funded by CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement. It is administered by Heluna Health which is a non-profit public health research organization. ELC supports state, local, and territorial health departments to improve laboratory capacity which supports public health laboratory testing, surveillance, and reporting.
Under the general supervision of the Research Scientist Supervisor I, the Microbiologist works within the Mycobacterial, Mycotic & Parasite Diseases Section of the Microbial Diseases Laboratory. The Microbiologist will assist with assay development and validation studies for the detection and/or identification of Candida auris as part of the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN). Under supervision, the Microbiologist will perform molecular and culture-based testing on samples submitted for C. auris colonization screening to facilitate infection control measures. In addition, the Microbiologist will work with submitters and other ARLN partners to coordinate receipt of specimens and reporting of required data to the CDC. Ability to comply with quality assurance procedures and follow good laboratory and safety practices is required.
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