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Job Title: Microbiologist I
Job Number: 1711-91156-M-I-06
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 12/4/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE:  Microbiologist I

POSITION NUMBER:  1711-91156-M-I- 06


ANTICIPATED START DATE:  December 11, 2017


TRAVEL:  As required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients.  The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc., and will be assigned to the Gastroenteritis and Respiratory Viruses Laboratory Branch (GRVLB), Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), at the CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, to provide scientific and technical support for the GRVLB.


The Microbiologist I will provide scientific and technical support including administration of laboratory activities, preparation of rotavirus proficiency testing samples, and diagnostic testing of human clinical specimens.


  • Perform specimen accessioning using STARLims® electronic specimen records database and inventory maintenance.
  • Order laboratory supplies and maintain supply inventories.
  • Maintain laboratory in compliance with requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) and CDC Quality Management System.
  • Maintain laboratory in compliance with CDC laboratory biosafety requirements; prepare, edit and maintain laboratory protocols and procedures.
  • Perform recurring, standard laboratory tests to identify rotaviruses, including extraction of nucleic acids using automated extraction instruments and commercial enzyme immunoassays.
  • Prepare reports describing sample testing data.
  • Assist in training of new personnel in laboratory test methods.
  • Perform technical activities leading to production of rotavirus proficiency testing samples.



Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position being filled.


  • Research experience involving preparation and handling of nucleic acid samples, real-time PCR, ELISA, and other standard laboratory methods
  • Knowledge of biosafety requirements for research being performed
  • Must have proof of immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Documentation of daily work with good laboratory practice compliance
  • Experience writing project reports, research protocols and standard operating procedures


  • Advanced degree in a scientific discipline
  • Experience writing and developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience working with Microsoft Access
  • Experience maintaining chain-of- custody
  • Experience working in a similar capacity in a Public Health setting
  • Experience with the development and evaluation and optimization of in vitro diagnostic assays, including immunoassays
  • Experience working in a CLIA environment
  • Experience maintaining inventory of samples using MS Excel and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Ability to work and build coalitions with partners involved, and develop strategies to effectively convey information to partners
  • Ability to work independently and yet to maintain the flexibility to respond to requests for support of ongoing projects

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English  


  • Must be United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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IHRC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

Organization Description:

IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. IHRC is a minority woman-owned small business and participates in the 8(a) business development program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. We assist our clients in accomplishing their missions and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner, and we strive exceed our clients’ expectations.

Closing Date: 1/4/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: HUMAN RESOURCES,  Microbiologist I
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200

Atlanta   GA  30346
United States
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200
  Atlanta   GA  30346
  United States
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