VAEL Scientist III - Microbiology
State of Vermont | Randolph, VT
The Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory has an open position for a Microbiologist III to work in the new state laboratory facility in Randolph Center, VT. This is a non-entry level position for a talented life scientist capable of quickly learning and becoming certified in a range of dairy and animal health testing methods. This position requires 3 or more years of post-graduate laboratory work experience.
The successful applicant will demonstrate the capability and versatility to become an operator of the lab's somatic cell counter, milk auto-analyzer, and antibiotic test equipment as well as to perform PCR analyses, ELISA and plating methods.
Experience working as a contributing member of a motivated team of scientists, program administrators, field staff and data analysts is important in this position. VAEL is a dynamic, team-oriented work environment. A strong work ethic and attention to detail are expected of VAEL's staff.
Who May Apply
This position, VAEL Scientist III - Microbiology (Job Requisition #1395), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jane.Modica@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Work is performed in a laboratory setting and involves CDC Class II and III pathogens. Much work is performed in a biosafety cabinet or under sterile conditions. Work requires personal protective equipment. Work involves exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals, and radioactive materials. Possibility of exposure to zoonotic pathogens. Pressure involved in testing a high volume of Samples and providing accurate results within time constraints. Manual dexterity and good vision are required for certain examinations and in order to use instrumentation and equipment.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry or closely related field, including 18 credit hours of microbiology, genetics, molecular or cell biology or related coursework AND Three (3) or more years of post-college professional experience as a microbiologist in an agricultural or related laboratory setting that included progressively more responsibility.
Two (2) or more years as an Agricultural/Environmental Microbiologist II in Vermont State service.
Master's degree in microbiology, molecular biology or closely-related field AND Two (2) or more years of post-graduate experience as a molecular or micro-biologist, or biochemist in an agricultural or related laboratory setting.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
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