Senior Biomedical Research Assistant

Clearance Level
Lackland AFB, Texas

REQ#: RQ66957

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

GDIT is seeking a Senior Biomedical Research Assistant in support of the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW). The 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology (ST) office advises and conducts clinical and translational research on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the Air Expeditionary Force and the health of Air Force (AF) personnel and beneficiaries. In order to support the required research, ST offices conduct translational research in the areas of emergency medical care, combat casualty care, force health protection, restorative medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine and specialty centers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Responsible  for  supporting  laboratory  based  research  applying  the  latest  scientific  knowledge towards  the  solution  of  a  broad  range  of  theoretical  and  practical  problems  in  the  areas  of hemorrhage  and  resuscitation,  immunomodulation,  directed  energy  medical  effects,  bioassay development, and infectious diseases.

•    Implement and maintain research files.

•    Recommend and implement changes to protocols and standard operating procedures.

•    Modify and plan research experiments, procedures, and tests.

•    Coordinate the implementation of sponsored and PI initiated laboratory research studies, including maintenance  of  study  records  and  activities  associated  with  internal  and  external  audits  in coordination with the PI.

•    Assist in research design.

•    Assist with preparation for presentations and written published articles.

•    Set up, operate, modify and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus.

•    Assist ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies.

•    Provide additional functions incidental to research activities.

•    Making judgments concerning suitability of potential participants for research and/or clinical trials.

•    Developing and implementing recruitment strategies, recommending changes to protocol, initiating and maintaining regulatory requirements and overseeing work of more entry level staff.

•    Report on status of activities.

•    Analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.

•    Conduct and support surgical procedure, operating room maintenance, animal disease prevention 
and  health  surveillance,  appropriate  animal  housing,  record  keeping,  insuring  specific  pathogen free techniques, as applicable.

•    Daily handle and restraint of various small and large animal species.

•    Maintain traffic patterns, sterile equipment, pest control, quality assurance procedures and record keeping.

•    Conduct  daily  and  weekly  inspections  or  areas  of  responsibility  to  ensure  compliance  with standards.

•    Coordinating animal procurement and shipping procedures.

•    Coordinate  animal  research  work  activities  between  Research  Scientist,  animal  care  staff,  and research laboratory technicians.

•    Assist,  conduct,  and  support  surgical  procedures,  operating  room  maintenance,  animal  disease prevention and health surveillance, appropriate animal housing, record keeping, insuring 
specific pathogen free techniques, as applicable.

•    May require occasional weekend and evening hours.

Minimum Qualification and Experience:

•    Required: B.S in Biological Sciences or a closely related field.

•    3-5 years’ of relevant experience.

•    Proven expertise in working with biological specimens and animal tissue.

•    Must successfully complete AALAS accreditation training for working with laboratory animals and remain current.

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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.