The Job Announcement for Medical Laboratory Scientists opens December 2, 2020
Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists (RMLS) are a select corps of Laboratory Scientists who supply support for United States diplomats and their families at over 270 U.S embassies, consulates and missions abroad.
U.S. diplomats are on the face of America, serving on the front line, throughout the world and need medical support to achieve the U.S. Department of State’s mission abroad. As a Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist, you will serve a critical role in their health and safety.
If you are interested in a life of adventure and travel with a premier Federal Agency with great benefits this is the opportunity for you. Often the RMLS is posted at one of the larger U.S. embassies overseas and travel regionally to Asia, Africa or the Western Hemisphere. You will be assigned to a new posting every two to four years and you and your family will have diplomatic status while abroad.
Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants should read the entire announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements and understand a Foreign Service career.
A U.S national certification as an MLS or MT.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Paid housing while serving overseas. There are many additional paid benefits.
About U.S. Department of State
The Bureau of Medical Services maintains and promotes the health of diplomats and their family members who represent U.S. government agencies abroad. The U.S. Department of State assigns Foreign Service Medical Laboratory Scientists to select posts overseas. Many of these posts have significant health risks and local medical facilities are often inadequate to cope with them. Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists provide invaluable support to medical units for U.S. government medical specialists, employees, and eligible family members. Responsibilities include managing laboratories at assigned posts in a given region, providing technical consulting and performing competency assessments, evaluating quality assurance, and implementing health/safety programs for laboratories and post populations. Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists receive continuing education credits by attending national laboratory CME programs each year.