Infectious Research Scientist
Company: Kamdon solutions
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Job Title: Infectious Research Scientist Division: Regulatory
and Environmental Affairs FLSA Status: Exempt
-- Nature of Work: The Infectious Research Scientist is responsible
for administrative and professional level scientific research and
analysis associated with the activities of the Regulatory and
Environmental Affairs Division. Examples of Work:
- Provide vision and direction for research activities within a
broad range of disciplines, i.e. microbiology, chemistry,
molecular, and genomics.
- Plan and conduct experiments; analyzes results of experiments
and provides conclusions.
- Organize, analyze data, and monitor the progress during the
course of the research projects.
- Develop and review research proposals including reports for
customers or publications, if applicable.
- Develop and review research grant applications; conducts
detailed technical work, and manages all aspects of grants and
proposals, including reporting.
- Design and implement research projects in the laboratory.
- Perform related work in the maintenance of a quality assurance
program for the laboratories.
- Provide professional advice and guidance regarding analysis
involving formulation of a new method or revision of an existing
- Responsible for data acquisition, data analysis, and
presentation of research results.
- Train and supervise research personnel, ensures staff is
trained in current methodology and safety procedures in the
- Prepare and present data for publication in scientific meetings
- Stay current with the literature and regularly leads
discussions of new reports pertinent to ongoing and proposed
projects in regularly scheduled onsite laboratory meetings.
- Prepare official reports and may be called upon to testify
before the court or the Commissioner.
- Utilize a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for
data entry and other computer operations.
- Write SOPs and test methods; handles samples and performs
analyses according to SOPs and test methods.
- Sign reports as the department representative when delegated
- Maintain and calibrates equipment; reports deficiencies or
malfunctions to management.
- Identify and record nonconformities on Corrective Action
Requests; identifies and records potential nonconformities on
Preventive Action Requests; takes corrective action.
- Develop and maintain quality assurance measures to assure that
analytical standards are being met; promotes and practices
continuous improvement philosophy in laboratory and/or quality
- Develop methods consistent with the laboratories' equipment for
analyses of food, milk, milk products, environmental, water,
cultures, and animal tissue samples.
- Perform standard bacteriological, chemical and related tests,
and observations in accordance with scientific principles and
- Report questionable findings to a supervisor.
- Analyze and interpret test results in order to assist in the
administration of laws, regulations, or specifications relating to
the chemical and microbiological composition of the products
- Accurately maintain records of all quality activities as
documented in SOPs and test methods.
- Acts as a Subject Matter Expert when reviewing new or revised
- Prepare in-house proficiency check samples, when necessary, for
other laboratory staff.
- Provide professional advice and guidance in new or revised
existing laboratory methods.
- Perform duties as Technical Lead and/or Biosafety Officer as
- Other duties as assigned. Working Conditions: Laboratory/office
environment. Ability to sit, stand, and/or walk for extended
periods of time; frequently bend, squat, reach above shoulder
level, push, pull and handle objects and capable of lifting up to
50 pounds. May require working with pathogenic microorganisms,
hazardous chemicals, and hot surfaces capable of burns. Warm, humid
conditions can be found in the laboratory environment. Personal
protective equipment is supplied and required for laboratory staff.
Exposure to unpleasant odors may occur. Knowledge, Skills, and
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and
procedures of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, bacteriology,
and related microbiology.
- Knowledge of composition and significant properties of
materials and substances used or tested by the laboratory.
- Extensive knowledge of the source materials in the field of
bacteriology and chemistry.
- Knowledgeable of all detection methods associated with the
- Knowledge of the duties and requirements to fulfill the role of
a Biosafety Officer.
- Knowledge of Federal Select Agent Regulations.
- Ability to understand and to follow oral and written
instructions, formulas and charts.
- Ability to prepare analytical reports and to organize and
present scientific information in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to conduct original research and devise new methods of
- Ability to operate an autoclave sterilizer.
- Ability to operate a computer with office and laboratory
- Ability to operate standard office equipment.
- Skilled at maintaining, diagnosing and calibrating lab
- Skilled in public speaking.
- Skilled at grant writing, monitoring, and management.
- Advanced skills in manipulative techniques and in following
standard scientific laboratory methods.
- Comprehensive skills in the use of laboratory instruments and
equipment commonly used in analytical laboratories.
- Trained in detection technologies including complex
instrumentation. Qualifications: Education: Graduation from an
accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in
microbiology, environmental science, chemistry, or a related
science. Experience: Five years of full-time paid employment
carrying out technical work related to microbiological analyses in
a laboratory. Additional Requirements:
- Valid driver's license is required.
- Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.
- Satisfactory completion of pre-employment law enforcement
background investigation, including DMV records.
- Must maintain a positive image of the Commissioner, West
Virginia Department of Agriculture, and the State of West Virginia.
This description is subject to review and revision at the
discretion of the Commissioner and designees. Copyright 2021 WV
Department of Agriculture. All rights reserved.
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