CDPH VRDL: Laboratory Supervisor & Microbiologist I

CDPH VRDL


Laboratory Supervisor

The VRDL seeks a candidate to immediately begin work to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising laboratory staff and for daily operations in the Respiratory and Gastroenteric Diseases Section (RGDS) of the VRDL in support of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic and surveillance testing. The staff perform essential laboratory duties such as nucleic acid extraction, PCR, and specimen tracking using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for respiratory virus testing, specifically SARS-CoV-2.  Additional duties of the Respiratory Testing Unit Supervisor include support of sequencing efforts for sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 for COVIDNet. Coordinating and working with other leaders in the VRDL is mandatory. This position is in Richmond, CA. 


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Microbiologist I

The Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory (VRDL) seeks Microbiologist I candidate to immediately begin work to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The successful candidate will perform important laboratory testing to detect and identify the virus that causes COVID-19. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in a biological science AND must either be a certified Public Health Microbiologist or have microbiological laboratory experience. The incumbent should be experienced in working with microorganisms (specifically viruses), standard precautions, and be familiar with PCR. Maintaining an organized, neat, and clean work environment, working well in a team environment, and being organized and detail-oriented are essential. The position is in Richmond, CA. 

 

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