Force Health Protection Specialist

Clearance Level
Portsmouth, Virginia

REQ#: RQ52328

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Research Scientist to support the Preventive Medicine efforts of the Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center. This group provides force health protection through enhancement of organic preventive medicine assets and rapid assessment of health threats in a theater of operations with the objective of either prevention or control. They also support Navy medical leaders who make Navy preventive medicine policy and medical department personnel who identify, evaluate, monitor, and respond to diseases, injuries, and environmental factors that threaten human health. Specific duties of the position include:

Design, conduct and analyze field research to evaluate the effectiveness of current and novel pesticide technologies: Apply scientific method and technical skills to advance public health pesticide application technologies and techniques to control the spread of insect carried human disease. Technology shall include, but is not limited to, truck-mounted, skid-mounted, handheld and aerial equipment. Recommendations for improvements regarding existing public health pesticide application technologies and techniques (for use during military operations to control diseases carried by insects) Obtain technical training from subject matter experts (SMEs), as required, to attain proficiency in new pesticide application equipment technology and techniques (work with pesticide application equipment, techniques, and modification projects). Prepare weekly project status and completion reports. Present project results at professional meetings, symposia, and working groups. Submit work and/or written drafts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Collaborate with Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations: Initiate contact and develop cooperative relationships with governmental and non-governmental organizations associated with public health pesticide application technology and techniques aiding in the mission of the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence. Examples of these organizations include industry, academia, professional societies and governmental entities. Attend professional meetings, industry trade shows, technical/scientific symposia, and academic seminars. Must be identified as a contractor employee. Contribute to the expansion and world-wide recognition of the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence through cultivating professional relationships and pursuing project collaboration. Assist in the development and maintenance of partnerships with global partners in public health vector control such as the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme and Global Collaboration for Development of Pesticides for Public Health.

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