VAEL Scientist II; Microbiology Sample Receiving

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State of Vermont

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Randolph, Vermont

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Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-time$22 an hour2 hours ago Benefits – Wellness program – Life insurance – Health insurance – Loan forgiveness – Flexible schedule Qualifications – Analysis skills – Customer service – Blood sampling – Bachelor’s degree Full Job Description Overview The Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory (VAEL) is seeking a motivated and skilled microbiologist to work in our state-of-the art facility in Randolph Center, Vermont. This position is split 50:50 between bench duties in the microbiology lab and in sample receiving, so a balance of analytical skills and customer service is highly valued. In the lab, the successful candidate will be responsible for independently conducting both microbiological and chemical analyses to support the Dairy Industry and Animal Health in Vermont. Specifically, the microbiologist will test milk and dairy products for bacterial contamination, pasteurization, antibiotic residues, butter fat content, somatic cell counts and water samples for bacteria. This position will also be trained in the VAEL Serology lab to test horse blood samples for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) and bovine and other species for Brucellosis. All regulatory testing is performed according to Food & Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Mastitis Council (NMC), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) requirements. In sample receiving, the successful candidate will be responsible for receiving water, air, milk and dairy products, feed, fertilizer, pesticide, soil and hemp samples from our clients into the laboratory. The successful candidate is responsible for ensuring each sample is accepted under specific conditions with proper documentation, then logging into our database. itional duties include filling client bottle requests and maintaining sample bottle inventory; organization is key. In many ways, this position is the face of VAEL. The incumbent will work directly with clients, so customer service skills are highly valued. Who May This position, VAEL Scientist II; Microbiology & Sample Receiving (Job Requisition #13345) , is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must to be considered. Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting Environmental Factors Work is performed in a laboratory setting and involves CDC Class II and III pathogens. Much work is performed in a biosafety cabinet or under sterile conditions. Work requires personal protective equipment. Work involves exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals, and radioactive materials. Possibility of exposure to zoonotic pathogens Pressure involved in testing a high volume of Samples and providing accurate results within time constraints. Manual dexterity and good vision are required for certain examinations and in order to use instrumentation and equipment. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry or closely related field, including 18 credit hours of related coursework AND one (1) or more years of experience as a microbiologist in an agricultural or related laboratory setting. OR One (1) or more years as an Agricultural/Environmental Microbiologist in Vermont State service. Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including: 80% State paid medical premium Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule Low cost group life insurance Tuition Reimbursement Incentive-based Wellness Program Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website. Equal Opportunity Employer The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Apply Now