Laboratory Manager (Pre-Clinical Studies)

Clearance Level
San Antonio, Texas
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Animal Studies

Animal Surgery

Laboratory Protocols

Laboratory Research

REQ#: RQ147857
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Clinical Research Laboratory Manager in support of the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW) located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Provide research-related recommendations and support to Principal investigators.
  • Oversee   day-to-day   laboratory   operations   pertaining   to   sample   analyses and equipment maintenance.
  • Train technicians to use equipment and properly maintain training files.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly maintained and calibrated.
  • Provide recommended changes to protocols and Standard Operating Procedures to include Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Provide additional functions incidental to research activities.
  • Assist, coordinate, and support laboratory and animal research work activities between  Research Scientist, laboratory staff, animal care staff, and research technicians and ensure there is adequate equipment and consumables to support all projects.
  • 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 applicable standards.
  • Coordinating animal procurement and shipping procedures.
  • 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.

What You'll Need:

  • Master's Degree in  Biological  Sciences  or  a  closely  related  field and 3 years of experience OR  Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience OR Associate's degree and 10 years of current 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.
  • IATA training must be successfully completed within 6 months of hire.
  • Must successfully complete CITI training and remain current.
  • History of increased responsibilities that are directly related to the assigned biological laboratory and/or conducting small/large animal surgeries and/or  coordinating laboratory needs including scheduling, supplies and personnel for surgeries.
  • 2 years’ 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.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a T3 security investigation.

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 
  • Encourages professional and personal development to position employees for success.





Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

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.