Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Microbiologist

Sep 19 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

State Laboratories Division

Medical Microbiology 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 provide resources for the surveillance of viral agents in the State including performing or referring for testing specimens for antigen detection procedures and other tests to demonstrate the presence of viral, chlamydial, and rickettsial agents.  This position researches, develops, modifies, evaluates and recommends new and/or current techniques and diagnostic methods in support of these activities to provide critical epidemiological information for the Department’s diseases control and intervention programs.


This position is cross-trained and provides coverage to other areas of the Medical Microbiology Branch and provides surge testing capacity to the State Laboratories Division, as needed.


Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, medical technology, or equivalent is required.


EXPERIENCE:  A minimum o f one-year experience in a laboratory with basic skills necessary for microbiological work or a minimum of one- year specific experience in clinical microbiological analyses is desired.  Current molecular extraction and detection methods using real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Immunoassays, and experience in handling microorganisms using Biosafety Level 2 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:  Dayna Ornellas


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123445.


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


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Dayna Ornellas at (808) 453-6711 or [email protected] Monday – Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 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