Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Microbiologist

May 13 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Laboratory Preparedness and Response Branch

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Microbiologist

$4,252 -$5,178 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to conduct a variety of specialized laboratory assays to isolate, detect and/or confirm bacteria, toxins and viral agents involved in bioterrorism, and outbreaks or disease processes related to new or emerging and re-emerging bacterial, viral and rickettsial infections.  This position also performs different microbial and molecular assays on different matrices using multiple platforms.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology, or similar laboratory science.


EXPERIENCE:  1.  One (1) year of professional experience in the detection, isolation, identification, cultivation, use and/or control of microorganisms. Such experience may have been gained in such scientific disciplines as bacteriology, immunology, serology, mycology, parasitology, virology or other related areas of science.


2.  Experience with molecular identification methods and technologies, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Immunoassays, including serological assays and experience in microorganisms using Biosafety Levels 2 and 3 practices are preferred.


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


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


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123442, 123464, 123482.


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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer