Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Bioinformatician

May 13 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Laboratory Preparedness and Response (LPRB)

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Bioinformatician

$7,372 -$7,971 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to analyze sequencing data and perform pattern analyses of biological systems in support of epidemiological investigations. The position prepares diagrams of relatedness of strains and possible patterns of spread and detects presence of mutations related to resistance to treatment or vaccine.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:   1.  Post-baccalaureate degree in the field of biological, medical or applied science from an accredited college or university.  2.  Laboratory classes in bioinformatics.  3.   Major in biological sciences, molecular biology, mathematics, or bioinformatics.


EXPERIENCE:  1.  At least three years’ experience in bioinformatics for bacteria and/or viruses, preferably in bioinformatics of infectious agents.  2.  Laboratory experience with sequencing technologies and library preparation technologies, preferred.


The overall experience must have been of such scope and responsibility to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties described above.


LICENSE:  Must meet all applicable state and federal requirements and clearances.  A valid driver’s license is preferred.


Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.


How to Apply


Mail cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:


Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

2725 Waimano Home Road

Pearl City, HI  96782

Attn:  Remedios Gose


Application packet at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employme​nt/job-opportunities/


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123471.


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Remedios Gose at (808) 453-5993 or [email protected] Monday – Friday, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm (HST).


You may also contact Edward P. Desmond, Ph.D. at (808) 453-6650 or [email protected] Monday – Friday, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm (HST).


This position is exempt from civil service and considered temporary in nature.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.


An Equal Opportunity Employer