LIS Project Coordinator

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York, New York
May 31, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Position Type

Business Title LIS Project Coordinator

Job ID                                     530917

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Title Code No


Level 4A

Title Classification Non-Competitive

Proposed Salary Range $ 94,283.00 - $120,000.00 (Annual)

Work Location 455 First Ave., N.Y.

Division/Work Unit Virology/Immunology

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodationfor exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.


Job Description

Our mission is to safeguard the health of all New York City residents by providing quality laboratory testing services that address the needs ofthe NYC DOHMH and its community partners to prevent and respond to clinical and environmental public health concerns. This is an excellentopportunity to join our team of more than 200 laboratory professionals, research scientists, safety experts, fellows, trainers, interns, and volunteers as they continue to make history at the world's first municipal public health laboratory. The New York City Department of Health andMental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH,) Public Health Laboratory is seeking to hire a qualified City Research Scientist Level IV-A to serve as an LIS Project Coordinator.




Serve as the Coordinator of COVID Laboratory Information Systems unit and oversees implementation and enhancements of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).


Research and implement enhancements to the LIMS, often in collaboration with partners from other Bureaus and Divisions of the NYC DOHMH.


Supervise staff in conducting research projects and data analysis efforts using laboratory tests results to monitor testing performance, volume and confirmed cases.


Direct staff to run queries, generate reports and develop analysis programs, related to lab performance measures, test volumes and lab test results.


Develop written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); and ensures all processes and workflow are accurately documented.


Recognize, troubleshoot and initiate corrective action for problems in a timely manner. Maintain accurate records of activities performed.

Participate in the quality system as required by job functions and title assignments in the laboratory. Write original manuscripts for publication based on data analyses.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A

master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

  1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level Ican be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.



Probationary Period

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.


Preferred Skills

It is desired that the candidate have a PhD degree in the biological sciences with extensive experience in the technical and administrative operations of a Clinical or Public Health Laboratory; a good understanding of lab information management system, EHR/EMR interfaces, and HL7 date schema.

Possession of (or eligibility for) a Clinical Laboratory Director's permit issued by the New York State Education Department, and/or possession ofa NYS Laboratory Technologist license is desired but not a requirement.


Additional Information



Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:

  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.


  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.


  • Current Resume


  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)


Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements”section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.


If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.




As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, TeacherLoan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit:


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To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 530917.


We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encouragepeople of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.


All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.


NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.


Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.











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