Laboratory Technician - Malaria Drug Therapeutics

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ115351

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT's Military Health team is seeking an Laboratory Technician - Malaria Drug Therapeutics to support the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Experimental Therapeutics Branch. The mission of the Department of Drug Discovery within the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Experimental Therapeutics Branch is the discovery of novel therapeutics for the prevention and cure of malaria, leishmaniasis, and antibiotic resistant bacteria. This is carried out through the integration of modern drug design and classical medicinal chemistry, and includes global surveillance of antimalarial drug resistance of parasite isolates, investigation of drug toxicity mechanisms through in vitro and in vivo testing, and the incorporation of emerging technologies in bioinformatics, genomics, high-throughput-screening and robotic instrumentation to enhance molecular/cellular screening assays and drive the acceleration of the discovery process.


  • Perform, and maintain all aspects of high-throughput in vitro compound screens.
  • Support any aspect of microbial cultures (ex. malaria, leishmaniasis, and bacteria).
  • Analyze and summarize experimental data for reports, publications, and presentations.
  • Compile the data into a suitable format for upload into the LIMS.
  • Ensure that all lab equipment is maintained and serviced as required.


  • BS in Microbiology, biomedical field, or related field from an accredited university.
  • Experience with Malaria or Infectious Diseases
  • Physical Capabilities: Work may involve long periods of standing and handling of BSL 1 and/or BSL 2 level infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and blood-borne pathogens. Work will require the ability to operate research equipment requiring manual dexterity.
  • Work environment: BSL 1 and/or BSL 2 laboratory. Potential exposure to infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and blood-borne pathogens. Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Will also work in an office setting.
  • Experience with Opera equipment a plu
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable NACI T1 security investigation.


  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities

#militaryhealth#MilitaryHealthGDITjobs#GDITFedHealthJobs #GDITResearchJobs#DCMetroFederalHealthOpportunities

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.