Research Scientist (wound infection)

Clearance Level
San Antonio, Texas

REQ#: RQ103043

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

GDITs Military Health Team is hiring a Research Scientist in support of the 59th Medical Wing (59MDW) Science & Technology Office located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.

The 59th MDW 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. 

Learn More about the mission HERE

Aims of this study are:

  • Modify existing nanoparticle technologies to allow for targeted delivery of EGCG.
  • Determine if the hemostatic nanoparticle system controls traumatic hemorrhage using established swine animal models. 
  • Examine the efficacy of hemostatic EGCG nanoparticles as antimicrobial agents to protect against infectious complications after injury in military-relevant swine wound infection models.

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Develops,  leads  and  conducts  protocol-driven  scientific  research  addressing  various  aspects  of military medicine.
  • Provide  support  in  writing  protocol-driven  research  proposals,  preclinical  and  clinical  protocols, technical reports, final reports, and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Evaluate data sets (provided by the government and collected by the contractor).
  • Develop presentation materials, research Standard Operating Procedures, and present findings at technical and professional meetings.
  • Prepare   experimental   subjects,   set-up   experimental   equipment,   and   aid   in   training   and development of experimental subjects for experimental procedures  in accordance with approved animal or human use protocols.
  • Provide  support  in  development  of  establishment  of  in  vivo  and  in  vitro  model  systems,  data acquisition, and data analysis.
  • Oversee personnel associated with the projects and manage data.
  • Perform surgical procedures on animal models for both survival and non-survival.

What Youll Need (required):

  • PhD degree in Biological Sciences or a closely related field.
  • 2+ years of related experience.
  • Experience conducting large animal surgeries (swine).
  • Proven expertise in working with biological specimens and animal tissue.
  • 2 + years of experience leading and/or supervising laboratory personnel and activities.
  • Operational knowledge of advanced lab equipment.
  • Working knowledge of computing equipment to include physiological data acquisition and analysis.
  • Intermediate+  experience  with  Microsoft  Office  applications  including:  Word,  Excel,  PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint.

What Would Be Even Better (preferred):

  • AALAS accreditation training.
  • Current CITI training.

What GDIT Can Offer You:

  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams 





This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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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.