Florida Department of Health is hiring a Medical Laboratory Scientist

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The Florida Department of Health is looking for a part-time Medical Laboratory Scientist. This position conducts work involving independent judgment on a variety of complex laboratory procedures. Duties include specimen accessioning, specimen processing, reagent preparation, clinical testing data review, reporting and instrument operation and maintenance.

Training will be provided to use high-throughput instrumentation and multiple nucleic acid amplification platforms. This position may also be used to temporarily fill positions in other testing sections, such as HIV, serology and microbiology.


  • Applicants must possess or be able to obtain (within 3 months) a State of Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel license as a technician or higher.
  • The public health technician license is generally available to those with a bachelor’s degree in a laboratory science (e.g., biology or chemistry). Refer to https://floridasclinicallabs.gov for more details on eligibility.
  • Eligible for employment with the state of Florida, including passing a background check.
  • Applicants must be comfortable handling clinical specimens containing SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious agents.
  • Applicants must be able to wear a respirator or PAPR.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and with others.
  • Applicants must have good computer skills.
  • Applicants must be able to independently problem solve.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with customers, physicians, nurses and other Department of Health employees.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log into Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keywords: medical laboratory scientist. Filter by Miami, FL location.

Deadline to apply is Jan. 22.