Research Assistant

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ84706

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT in seeking a Research Assistant in support of the Naval Medical Research Center Infectious Disease Directorate (NMRC IDD). The mission of the NMRC IDD is to research and develop countermeasures to protect Navy and Marine Corps personnel against infectious agents of military importance. This position would provide support to the NMRC IDD Malaria Departments Preclinical Research Efforts and the Clinical Trial Center (CTC).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Uses independent judgment to perform basic to advanced laboratory-based procedures to include pipetting, staining slides and microscope work, tissue culture, flow cytometry, serological assays, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Assist with preclinical and clinical experimental procedures in accordance with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee  and IRB-aapproved protocols.
  • Assist with research experiments, procedures, tests and compile results for principal investigators.
  • Independently provides solutions to experimental questions and objectives.
  • Set up, operate, modify and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus.
  • Creates written lab reports, data slides and scientific briefings in support of departmental briefings and conference presentations.
  • Performs required quality control procedures for every test done and keeps a record in the designated logbook or worksheet.
  • Presents posters and attends conferences on behalf of the department at both internal and external research opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • BS degree in a scientific related field
  • 4yrs post graduate experience
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable NACLC T3 security investigation


  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Full-flex work week


Opportunity Owned

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.

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.