Microbiologist, Heluna Health/VBDS

Description: Heluna Health (HH) and the Vector-Borne Disease Section (VBDS) are recruiting for the position of Microbiologist. The VBDS laboratory supports statewide surveillance and control of vector-borne diseases such as endemic and emerging mosquito-borne arboviruses, Lyme disease, and plague. The VBDS laboratory tests arthropods such as ticks and fleas, as well as animal blood for vector-borne and zoonotic disease agents.  

The Microbiologist is a contract position and will work closely with the current VBDS Microbiologist and laboratory assistant to conduct weekly serological assays (EIA, IFA, and WB tests on sentinel chicken blood samples for statewide arbovirus surveillance), and to conduct other vector-borne disease assays as indicated.

The position reports to the Supervising Public Health Biologist and works closely with the Vector-Borne Disease Section Public Health Biologists and laboratory staff.  

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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