Pay Rate: $40 / hour
One year of professional laboratory work experience in microbiology, and
a bachelor’ s degree that includes 20 credits in microbiology, cellular
biology, molecular biology or bacteriology and 12 credits in chemistry or
A graduate degree in microbiology
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Certain positions will require a possession of
a valid Pennsylvania drivers’ license.
Certain positions will require the successful completion of a background risk
Role Description: This is advanced professional work in the field of microbiology in a base laboratory
or mobile laboratory setting.
An employee in this job uses advanced microbiological and biomedical laboratory
techniques in the examination of samples and specimens and may direct the work
activities of a small group of professional and technical staff performing
microbiological and biomedical laboratory work.
Work includes the development and implementation of new methods and
Work is differentiated from the lower level by the independent responsibility for
conducting research to develop and modify testing methods and procedures and
performing advanced microbiological analysis through the use of advanced testing
procedures and equipment.
Work is performed independently but is subject to periodic review by a supervisor
through documentation reviews, results of quality control samples, written reports
and direct observation.