CDC seeks lead research microbiologist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking to hire a lead research microbiologist at its Atlanta, Ga., facility.

The salary for the position ranges from $102,045 to $132,654 per year.

If hired, the candidate will serve as the team leader for the CDC's meningitis laboratory. They will ensure the organization's strategic plan is communicated and integrated into the team's objectives and work plans.

Specific duties of the lead research microbiologist include conducting research on methods of molecular subtyping and strain virulence, as well as developing diagnostic methods for detection of target genes directly in clinical materials.

The microbiologist will also develop lab manuals to conduct in-house field training.

Qualifications for the position include a bachelor's or graduate degree in microbiology, biology or chemistry and one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 difficulty and responsibility level within the Federal Service. Experience includes coordinating and conducting lab research with an interdisciplinary team of scientists that targets preventable bacteria diseases such as meningitis.

The microbiologist will be required to occasionally travel both domestically and internationally during employment.

A background security check is required for all appointees. If hired, the candidate for the microbiologist position may also undergo a reinvestigation or supplemental investigation at a later time.