Florida Department of Health seeking medical laboratory scientist

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The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV-SES is a highly independent professional position responsible for overseeing and providing high-complexity clinical testing for a wide variety of infectious agents, including both viral and bacterial agents and biological toxins.

This position is primarily responsible for supervising assigned personnel, scheduling and evaluating staff members, planning and directing work, approving leave and has the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions. They also perform testing, coordinate workflows and provide expert-level technical support in the assigned section.

The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV conducts risk assessments of assays and procedures and designs studies to validate and verify new assays in accordance with applicable regulatory standards. This position works with vendors to select and procure new instruments, equipment and assays. They also procure necessary supplies, equipment, reagents and services as needed and in accordance with state purchasing regulations.


  • Applicants must possess or be able to obtain (within 6 months) a State of Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel license as a supervisor (or higher). 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 specimens containing various infectious agents.
  • Applicants must be able to wear a respirator or PAPR.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with customers, including 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 keyword: medical laboratory scientist. Filter location by Miami, FL.

Deadline to apply is September 22.