Postdoctoral Research Associate

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ97788

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

GDITs Military Health team is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate supporting the Naval Medical Research Center Infectious Disease Directorate (NMRC IDD). You will be part of the NMRC IDD mission 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 Wound Infections Department by carrying out research projects on multidrug resistant bacteria causing traumatic wound infections and the development of medical countermeasures.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develops and conducts protocol-driven scientific research addressing various aspects of military medicine, including, but not limited to host-pathogen interactions, wound infections, immunology, and development of medical countermeasures.
  • Provides support in writing protocol-driven research proposals, animal use protocols, human use protocols, technical reports, final reports, and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Uses independent judgment to perform basic to advanced bacteriology and immunology procedures to include, bacteriology isolation techniques, staining slides and microscope work, tissue culture, flow cytometry, serological assays, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Prepares experimental design, set up experimental equipment, and aid in training and development of junior staff for experimental procedures in accordance with approved animal or human use protocols.
  • Provides support in development of establishment of in vivo and in vitro model systems, data acquisition, and data analysis.
  • Create written lab reports, data slides and scientific briefings in support of departmental briefings and professional conference presentations.


  • PhD in life sciences with preference in microbiology and bacteriology
  • Technical knowledge of microbiology, immunology, and current research technologies and practices.
  • Experience developing and supporting research associated with host-pathogen interactions.
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable NACLC T3 security investigation.


  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Full-flex work week






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