These positions present a seasonal opportunity to impact mosquito-borne illness in Massachusetts. During the mosquito season, employees will set up apparatus for field capture of mosquitoes and sort mosquitoes from other insects and identify species. Experience with ovitraps and mosquito rearing is beneficial. These staff will also perform various cleaning and other tasks in and about a mosquito laboratory setting and be trained to properly handle and deliver mosquito specimens to laboratory.
Additional duties include various procedures for the detection and identification of viral agents, preparation of buffers and other solutions for use in isolating and identifying infectious agents, and general laboratory quality assurance including quality control of reagents, equipment and methods.
Please note: These positions are seasonal and do not offer benefits. The work schedule is flexible including some weekends.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements
Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in laboratory work in a recognized clinical, medical, hospital, chemical, water quality, public health, biological, bacteriological, marine sciences or materials testing laboratory, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in medical technology, chemistry, bacteriology, food science and technology, environmental science, chemical or environmental engineering, wastewater technology, oceanography or the biological sciences may be substituted for the required experience.
II. The successful completion of one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, education toward a degree at a recognized medical or dental school may be substituted for the required experience.
III. The successful completion of training in a recognized school or hospital course or an American Medical Association (AMA) approved training program for laboratory technicians or medical technologists may be substituted for the required experience.
IV. Registration as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technicians or American Medical Technologists or as a bacteriologist by the National Registry of Microbiologists may be substituted for the required experience.
Special Requirements: None.
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