Research Assistant - Malaria

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ69494

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

GDIT in seeking a Research Assistant II 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 Department by carrying out laboratory research procedures to support pre-clinical research efforts. Specific responsibilities include:


  • At least two-year experience working with mice. Experience in management of transgenic breeding colonies is desirable
  • Experience in laboratory techniques such as qPCR, RT-qPCR, FACS, ELISAS and cell cultures
  • Maintains clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories and logbooks.
  • Prepares and writes technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
  • Establishes and maintains databases for research projects.
  • Maintains compliance with established laboratory safety and other procedures.  Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.  Provides leadership in the proper disposal of infectious and hazardous materials.
  • Provides quality control, trouble shooting and the maintenance of specialized reagents and equipment.



  • BS or MS in related scientific discipline and 2 to 4 years related research experience
  • Technical knowledge of microbiology, immunology, and current research technologies and practices.
  • Knowledge of Molecular Biology and lab techniques performing PCR.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and laboratory safety procedures.
  • Must have 2+ years of experience working with mice. Experience in management of transgenic breeding colonies is desirable.
  • Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, graphic and email software.
  • Skilled in the use of aseptic techniques.
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable NACLC T3 security investigation


  • Ability to plan and prioritize work
  • Ability to pipette, use microscopes, and perform staining procedures
  • Ability to identify and distinguish different colors
  • Ability to correctly transcribe laboratory results
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Ability to interface with investigators, vendors, research staff
  • Knowledge of and skill in tissue culture technique and handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal
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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.