Sep 11, 2020

Associate Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory

  • NYPD
  • New York, NY, USA

Job Description

Job Description The mission of the Public Health Laboratory (PHL) is to safeguard the health of New York City residents by providing quality laboratory testing services that address the needs of the NYC DOHMH and its community partners to prevent and respond to clinical and environmental public health concerns. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team and continue to make history at the world's first municipal public health laboratory. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Public Health Laboratories requests approval to hire 12 Associate Laboratories Microbiologists Level III for the COVID-19 Quickie Labs.


Direct and coordinate the daily operations of laboratories providing diagnostic services with special supervisory responsibilities during routine testing and outbreak events, including COVID-19.
Supervise, train, discipline and evaluate the performance of laboratory staff and trainees.
Prioritize, schedule, organize and direct the activities of laboratory to provide optimal delivery of services according to PHL standards of quality, productivity and performance.
Lead and coordinate the daily operations of laboratory functional area in collaboration with Analytical Specialists and management during routine testing and outbreak events.
Analyze, verify and release reports.
Help to establish or modify technical procedures as needed, update and maintain SOPMs and quality documents.
Initiate and direct the study of new materials or methods designed to improve diagnostic procedures.
Manage and oversee laboratory staff and purchase of inventory, storage, and supplies usage for routine testing and outbreak responses.
Participate in the cross training program within PHL.
Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives for laboratory processes and work collaboratively with the section and Quality Management to implement changes.
Ensure all regulatory and safety standards are followed and serve as a resource for regulatory and accreditation compliance.
Prepare annual budget requests.
Troubleshoot method and instrumentation problems, be proactive in solving technical problems.
Perform other duties as required. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in medical technology or in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences, and one year of laboratory experience at the technologist level in the appropriate laboratory specialty or specialties; or
2. Ninety college credits from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by either (a) or (b) below, and one year of laboratory experience at the technologist level in the appropriate laboratory specialty or specialties.
(a) For those whose training was completed prior to September 15, 1963: a total of at least 24 credits in chemistry and biology courses combined, including at least nine credits in chemistry, of which six credits must be in inorganic chemistry; and including at least 12 credits in biology courses
pertinent to the medical sciences.
(b) For those whose training was completed after September 15, 1963: 16 credits in chemistry courses acceptable towards a major in chemistry, including at least six credits in inorganic chemistry; and 16 credits in biology courses acceptable towards a major in biology; and three credits in mathematics. Preferred Skills Applicant must possess or be eligible for a New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist License as described in Article 165 of the New York State Education Law effective September 23, 2008.
Possess clinical laboratory experience; knowledge of standard infection precaution procedures and clinical testing experience. Additional Information **IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

• Current Resume

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


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