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State of Michigan Laboratory Scientist in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description

The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.

In the Newborn Screening Program, the Laboratory Scientist A at the senior level position, using considerable independent judgment, has sole and complete responsibility for the more complex and difficult testing, results interpretation and reporting of dried blood specimens of all infants born in the state of Michigan. Testing includes fatty acid oxidation disorders, organic acidemias, aminoacidopathies, lysosomal storage disorders, congenital endocrine disorders, sickle cell anemia and other hemoglobinopathies, peroxisomal disorders, cystic fibrosis, severe combined immunodeficiency and other emerging diseases in the newborn screening field. The senior level position will research, develop, validate and perform extensive laboratory testing and data acquisition in preparation for expansion of Newborn Screening technology as mandated by state law.

Click here to view the Position Description (A-level), Position Description (E-Level) & here to view the Job Specification_ _To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
  • Relevant experience and/or education referred to in the supplemental questions must be documented in the resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.
  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
  • Attach a cover letter.
  • If applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature. *Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered. See instructions for attaching files here: *Instructions Required Education and Experience

Education

Possession of a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, forensic science, or a related pure or applied science.

Experience

Laboratory Scientist 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Laboratory Scientist 10

One year of professional experience carrying out a variety of tests, analyses, or production and research activities involving chemical, biochemical and biological samples, specimens, and products equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist 9.

Laboratory Scientist P11

Two years of professional experience carrying out a variety of tests, analyses, or production and research activities involving chemical, biochemical and biological samples, specimens, and products equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist, including one year equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist 10.

Laboratory Scientist 12

Three years of professional experience carrying out a variety of tests, analyses, or production and research activities involving chemical, biochemical and biological samples, specimens, and products equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist, including one year equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist P11.

Additional Requirements and Information

This position is located at 3350 N. MLK Blvd in Lansing, Michigan. *Your application for any position does not guarantee you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results. *

As a Condition of Employment:* *this position requires successful completion of a background investigation and a criminal records check.

The Department of Health & Human Services reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For information about this specific position, please email MDHHSVacancies@michigan.gov. Please reference the job posting number in subject line.

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Salary: $26.10 - $38.05 Hourly

Location: Lansing, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Community Health - Central Office

Job Number: 3901-20-PH-LAB-149-FILL

Closing: 12/14/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit: SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING (SEIU)

Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan

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