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Public Health Lab Scientist-in-Training

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Public Health Lab Scientist-in-Training   

JOB TITLE:

Public Health Lab Scientist-in-Training

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Frankfort Kentucky United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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2/12/2024 (7:00 PM EST)
24-00798
Public Health Lab Scientist-in-Training
Pay Grade
12
Salary
$46,607.
04 Annually
Employment Type
EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME | ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 37.
5 HR/WK
Click here for more details on state employment.
Hiring Agency
Cabinet for Health & Family Services | Department for Public Health
Location
100 Sower Blvd.

Frankfort, KY 40601 USA
Description
The Department for Public Health, Division of Laboratory Services, Molecular and Clinical Chemistry Branch is dedicated to improving health and safety of Kentucky newborns through prevention, promotion and protection.


This Laboratory Scientist-In-Training position provides the individual with the opportunity to learn to perform critical, life-saving testing of inborn errors of metabolism.
The Branch works with birthing facilities across the state to ensure mandated testing services are provided to all newborns born in Kentucky.
The Division strives to allow individuals to enhance their laboratory skills through advanced trainings in stateof-the-art technologies and provides opportunities for advancement through the laboratory career ladder.


The Molecular & Bio-Medical Engineering Section of the Molecular and Clinical Chemistry Branch is responsible for providing testing for the approximately 53,000 babies born in Kentucky each year.
This testing allows for treatment to begin as soon as possible in the affected infants lives, thereby eliminating or reducing the devastating effects of the screened disorders which could include permanent physical and mental disability or death.


The Division is seeking a Laboratory Scientist-In-Training that will learn to perform tandem mass spectrometry analysis, real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis and DNA mutation analysis for the KY Newborn Screening Program.
This individual will work with our state partners, such as the Division of Maternal and Child Health and our federal partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The candidate for this position needs to be a fast learner, enthusiastic, motivated to do an excellent job, have a desire to improve systems and keep the team informed of issues.
The successful candidate needs to be professional, polite, attentive to details and understands the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Gain and maintain knowledge concerning testing for inborn errors of metabolism, in which state-of-the-art technology is used to detect genetic disorders in newborns before they exhibit symptoms
  • Learn to perform Tandem mass spectrometry
  • Learn to perform testing and analysis, including automated molecular testing by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Learn to perform DNA mutation analysis
  • Learn to perform automated immunoassays for Newborn Screening
  • Perform testing for after hours, holiday and weekend coverage for public health events and incidents
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability and desire to learn quickly
  • Understanding of application and use of immunoassays and other routine scientific assays
  • Understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work with others
  • Adhere to confidentiality requirements (HIPAA)
  • Self-starter with initiative to problem solve scientific/instrument issues
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in U.
S.
CHFS will only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.
For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that CHFS has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or https://www.
e-verify.
gov/.
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science, biology, chemistry, microbiology, medical technology, zoology, forensics science, animal science, biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology, health science, biomedical engineering, environmental biology, ecology, pre-med studies, agricultural engineering, bacteriology, biochemistry, physics, biophysics, dairy science, genetics, pathology, veterinary medicine, histology or a related field.


EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE


Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE


Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.
):
NONE
Working Conditions
Work is typically performed in a laboratory setting.
May be exposed to potential hazards related to laboratory conditions and supplies which may require the following of safety precautions.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.
111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Rita Dempsey at rdempsey@ky.
gov or 502-782-3872.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

46607.04 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707248418-cc7f60c94a43cc7a0b6f1bf67a6a9923

LOCATION:

Kentucky United States

CITY:

Frankfort

Job Origin:

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2/12/2024 (7:00 PM EST)
24-00798
Public Health Lab Scientist-in-Training
Pay Grade
12
Salary
$46,607.04 Annually
Employment Type
EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME | ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 37.5 HR/WK
Click here for more details on state employment.
Hiring Agency
Cabinet for Health & Family Services | Department for Public Health
Location
100 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601 USA
Description
The Department for Public Health, Division of Laboratory Services, Molecular and Clinical Chemistry Branch is dedicated to improving health and safety of Kentucky newborns through prevention, promotion and protection.

This Laboratory Scientist-In-Training position provides the individual with the opportunity to learn to perform critical, life-saving testing of inborn errors of metabolism. The Branch works with birthing facilities across the state to ensure mandated testing services are provided to all newborns born in Kentucky. The Division strives to allow individuals to enhance their laboratory skills through advanced trainings in stateof-the-art technologies and provides opportunities for advancement through the laboratory career ladder.

The Molecular & Bio-Medical Engineering Section of the Molecular and Clinical Chemistry Branch is responsible for providing testing for the approximately 53,000 babies born in Kentucky each year. This testing allows for treatment to begin as soon as possible in the affected infants lives, thereby eliminating or reducing the devastating effects of the screened disorders which could include permanent physical and mental disability or death.

The Division is seeking a Laboratory Scientist-In-Training that will learn to perform tandem mass spectrometry analysis, real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis and DNA mutation analysis for the KY Newborn Screening Program. This individual will work with our state partners, such as the Division of Maternal and Child Health and our federal partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The candidate for this position needs to be a fast learner, enthusiastic, motivated to do an excellent job, have a desire to improve systems and keep the team informed of issues. The successful candidate needs to be professional, polite, attentive to details and understands the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Gain and maintain knowledge concerning testing for inborn errors of metabolism, in which state-of-the-art technology is used to detect genetic disorders in newborns before they exhibit symptoms
  • Learn to perform Tandem mass spectrometry
  • Learn to perform testing and analysis, including automated molecular testing by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Learn to perform DNA mutation analysis
  • Learn to perform automated immunoassays for Newborn Screening
  • Perform testing for after hours, holiday and weekend coverage for public health events and incidents
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability and desire to learn quickly
  • Understanding of application and use of immunoassays and other routine scientific assays
  • Understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work with others
  • Adhere to confidentiality requirements (HIPAA)
  • Self-starter with initiative to problem solve scientific/instrument issues
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in U.S. CHFS will only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that CHFS has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or https://www.e-verify.gov/.
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science, biology, chemistry, microbiology, medical technology, zoology, forensics science, animal science, biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology, health science, biomedical engineering, environmental biology, ecology, pre-med studies, agricultural engineering, bacteriology, biochemistry, physics, biophysics, dairy science, genetics, pathology, veterinary medicine, histology or a related field.


EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE


Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE


Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE
Working Conditions
Work is typically performed in a laboratory setting. May be exposed to potential hazards related to laboratory conditions and supplies which may require the following of safety precautions.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Rita Dempsey at rdempsey@ky.gov or 502-782-3872.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D


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