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Microbiologist

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
Employer Description
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.
Job Description
This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Center for Global Health (CGH), Atlanta, Georgia. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Requirements
Basic Qualifications:

Must have a degree: microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.

OR

A Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must meet the specialized experience as stated below: Minimum Qualifications:

GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in performing established techniques to identify and characterize microbiological agents that cause a number of diseases.

OR

Completion of three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD degree or equivalent doctoral degree in microbiology, or specific area of study such as bacteriology, virology, mycology, algology, protozoology, parasitology, immunology, serology, microbial genetics, or soil microbiology; or specific applied fields of microbiology such as clinical and public health microbiology, food technology, production processes, industrial fermentation, pollution, etc. Graduate study in related fields such as experimental pathology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, biochemistry, animal or plant physiology, genetics, plant pathology, and insect disease control, may also be pertinent, provided it has direct application to microbiological work.

OR

A combination of experience as described in A above and graduate education as described in B above. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in performing and modifying established techniques and study methods to identify and characterize microbiological agents that cause a number of diseases. Special Notes: Although this announcement is advertised for multiple grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels. This announcement is being used to create an inventory of applicants for Microbiologist positions and will be used to fill immediate and future needs. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to maximize their employment opportunities. Your application will remain in the inventory of tentatively qualified applicants. Applicants that are among the best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for consideration as requests to fill vacancies are processed by the Human Resources Office. The first cut-off date for you to be referred will be November 26, 2019. Thereafter, additional referral lists will be generated throughout the open period as vacancies occur. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be considered as job opportunities occur and may or may not receive further notification regarding the status of their application. Supervisory positions: This announcement may be used to fill supervisory or lead positions. CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.

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For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/551392700

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
12 November 2019
CLOSES
12 May 2020
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
65448 – 101983
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Microbiology