Wound Infection Research Immunologist

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ71188

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular
GDIT is seeking a Wound Infection Research Immunologist in support of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Bacterial Diseases Branch, in the Wound Infections Department (WID). The mission of this department is to defeat combat related wound infections and research efforts are focused delivering novel solutions as prophylactics and/or treatments for combating Multidrug-resistant (MDR) infections.

Duties include, but not limited to:
  • Serve as a technical expert in microbial pathogenesis, microbial genetics, genomics and related virulence factors in one or more of the ESKAPEE pathogens (Enterococcus species, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter cloacae, and Escherichia coli) (a minimum of five studies or as required)
  • Perform research on monoclonal antibody development for microbial pathogens of military relevance and animal testing (a minimum of five studies or as required).
  • Develop and recommend research protocols and experimental techniques on monoclonal antibody development.
  • Draft grant proposals on monoclonal antibody development for submission.
  • Conduct research on projects associated with virulence factors and monoclonal antibody development for one or more of the ESKAPEE pathogens.
  • Plan, coordinate and perform microbiological studies on virulence factors and monoclonal antibody development, to include animal modeling, under biosafety level two.
  • Draft research protocols and grant proposals for scientific review and conduct the approved research.
  • Observe, instruct, and validate technician performance.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of research done in accordance with contract requirements to include modifications.
  • Submit reports and data summaries as requested and prepare research results for presentation and publication in the scientific literature.
  • Comply with occupational health and safety standards and other applicable regulations and guidelines which may include medical surveillance.
  • Attend and participate in seminars, scientific conferences, and meetings.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • MD or Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other related scientific field.
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: bacterial therapeutic target identification and  development or microbial pathogenesis, antibody biology


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