Knowledge Services
Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

Knowledge Services is looking for a Microbiologist in Indianapolis, IN!

$21.00 per hour


The Microbiologist is responsible for performing the full range of examinations and analyses, recording, interpreting, and result reporting of tests on human body fluids, tissues (human and animal), clinical specimens, microbiological isolates, or environmental or food samples submitted to the Virology and Serology Division or Biological Preparedness laboratories.

Conducting testing of specimens and/or reference samples for analyses such as, but not limited to, serological analysis or isolation and identification of microorganisms/toxins or their antigens/nucleic acids

Maintains laboratory record system of submitted samples & specimens and their possible referral

Evaluates, interprets, and validates laboratory results and reports findings

Develops and maintains specimen inventory storage systems

Conducts quality control checks on laboratory methods, materials, and equipment;

Participates in evaluation of new products used in clinical/reference laboratory work

Ensures the completion of several vital tasks dealing with influenza

(a) Completes influenza report cards for sentinel sites

(b) Submits data to the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System

(c) Submits specimens to the CDC

(d) Performs influenza pyrosequencing

Testing personnel responsibilities:

The testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.

(a) Each individual performs only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director

(b) Each individual performing high complexity testing must-

(1) Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and

processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient

test results;

(2) Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are

tested in the same manner as patient specimens;

(3) Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality

control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and

maintenance performed;

(4) Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever

test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels

of performance;

(5) Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test

performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the

problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical

supervisor, clinical consultant, or director;

(6) Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from

the laboratory's established performance specifications


The Microbiologist must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 2 years of high complexity laboratory experience

• Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of microbiology and related sub-specialties

• Specialized knowledge of current scientific methods and testing procedures

• Extensive knowledge of laboratory safety practices and principles

• Aware of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies concerning the program area

• Ability to meet requirements for personnel certification as a technologist

• Ability to effectively communicate technical information both verbally and in writing

• Ability to satisfactorily participate in proficiency testing programs and recognize QA problems