Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Laboratory Assistant

Sep 15 2022
Job Description



State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)
Laboratory Assistant

$2,835 - $3,447 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide laboratory assistance and support, including technical laboratory work and laboratory site/test preparation for the microbiological and molecular testing activities of the Biological Response Section (BRS) and performs other duties as required.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, with classes in biological science and laboratory sessions preferred.


EXPERIENCE:  1.  Experience that demonstrates the ability to read and follow oral and written instructions and perform simple arithmetic computations including multiplication and division.  2.  Two (2) years of progressively responsible laboratory work experience that has been provided the applicant with practical knowledge of laboratory functions, apparatus and equipment, methods and procedures, and tests.



Fundamental principles of general biology, arithmetic, chemistry, routine laboratory practices and aseptic techniques; supplies and equipment used in biological laboratory; the preparation of standard solutions, reagents, and culture media.



Understand and follow oral and/or written instructions; operate biological laboratory equipment including but not limited to an autoclave, analytical balance, pH meter, automatic glassware washers, and pipettors; prepare standard and molecular solutions, reagents, and culture media.


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


Please complete and submit 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


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123468.


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


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).


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.


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page:  https://health.hawaii.gov/employment/job-​opportunities/   


An Equal Opportunity Employer