Under direction to plan, engage in and supervise environmental biochemical studies in one of the laboratories of the Department of Health Services, and to do other related work.
In close collaboration with the laboratory chief and other scientists, plans, organizes, conducts and directs projects on environmental biochemical problems; plans procedures for experiments and develops new research or experimental methods; supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate technical personnel; performs laboratory studies and makes interpretative analysis of data obtained; correlates activities and results with related work of other Department of Health Services laboratory efforts; prepares reports and scientific papers for publication and addresses interested groups.
Experience: One year of laboratory research in environmental biochemistry or a closely related field within the last five years; and
Education: Possession of a Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry or a closely related specialty.
Experience: Three years of responsible experience within the last five years in environmental biochemistry or a closely related field; and
Education: Possession of a Master s Degree with specialization in Environmental Biochemistry or a closely related specialty.
Knowledge of: Cell and molecular biology, environmental biochemical methodology as applied to health; current developments in public health laboratory research involving environmental biochemistry; principles of supervision; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Develop and originate new laboratory procedures; plan and perform research work and interpret results; supervise the work of others; prepare research proposals and scientific manuscripts for publication; speak and write effectively; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.