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Kelly Services
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Kelly Services is seeking a **Microbiologist II** for **Indiana State Department of Health** in **Indianapolis, IN.**

6+month contract

pay: $21.94/hr

**Purpose of Position/Summary:**

Incumbent is responsible for coordinating and performing the full range of microbiological examinations and analyses including culture, biochemical tests, EIA, serotyping, PCR, PFGE, and WGS of clinical specimens for isolation and identification of enteric bacteria including but not limited to Salmonella, E.coli, Shigella, Vibrio, and Campylobacter. Incumbent will also be responsible for the documentation of all quality control and quality assurance activities according to CLIA regulations. In addition, this position may cross-train in other areas of the lab that may include Virology/Clinical Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Divisions to perform molecular, microbiological, viral, serological, and other techniques to support routine testing and provide backup capacity.

**Essential Duties/Responsibilities:** Incumbent will have in-depth knowledge and ability in the area of microbiology as well as molecular biology and is able to perform laboratory associated assays or the ability to learn these techniques upon successful completion of proficiency testing.

**Representative duties include:**

Conducting examinations of samples and/or reference samples for analyses such as but not limited to, molecular detection or isolation and identification of microorganisms/toxins or their antigens/nucleic acids.

Strictly follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.

Extraction of nucleic acids from specimens, isolates, and samples via a variety of manual and automated methods;

Utilize molecular techniques such as, but not limited to, PCR, PFGE, MLVA, sequencing, MALDI-TOF, and WGS;

Evaluate, interpret, and validate laboratory results and reports findings. Maintain laboratory record system of submitted samples and specimens and their possible referral.

Conduct quality control checks on laboratory methods, materials, and equipment in strict adherence to the laboratory's quality control policies.

Maintain an inventory of laboratory supplies and order as needed to ensure testing needs are met.

Assist in preparations of epidemiological and/or statistical reports from data compiled on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis.

Maintain competency in all trained areas.

Perform all related work as required.

**Job Requirements:**

Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of microbiology and related subspecialties;

Specialized knowledge of current scientific methods and testing procedures and the ability to apply them when seeking solutions to public health laboratory problems;

Specialized knowledge of and ability to use a full range of standard technical equipment, complex scientific apparatus, and automated techniques of analysis;

Extensive knowledge of laboratory safety practices and principles;

Aware of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies concerning the program area (i.e. CLIA);

Ability to meet requirements for personnel certification as a technologist pursuant to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)

Ability to effectively communicate technical information both verbally and in writing and maintain productive working relationships;

Ability to satisfactorily participate in proficiency testing programs and recognize QA problems;

Ability to compile, analyze, evaluate, and prepare laboratory reports.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (

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Posted: 2021-02-10 Expires: 2021-03-13

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