Research Assistant

Clearance Level
None
Category
Research
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ81535

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

We are GDIT. As one of the largest IT and mission services providers to the government, we own our opportunities to better enable healthcare organizations to identify theirs.

You can make GDIT your place. You make it your own by turning obstacles into action. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you’ll play an important role in providing the technologies and services that millions of healthcare professionals depend on, every day. Our work depends on a Research Assistant joining our team to support the Naval Medical Research Center Infectious Disease Directorate (NMRC IDD) activities in Silver Spring, MD.

At GDIT, we put our people first. As a Research Assistant supporting NMRC, Naval Medical Research Center Infectious Disease Directorate (NMRC IDD) and the mission of the NMRC IDD is 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 laboratory research procedures for working with multidrug resistant bacteria causing traumatic wound infections. Specific responsibilities include:

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Uses independent judgment to perform basic to advanced bacteriology and immunology procedures to include pipetting, bacteriology isolation techniques, staining slides and microscope work, tissue culture, flow cytometry, serological assays, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Assist with small and large animal experimental procedures in accordance with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approved protocols.
  • Assist with research experiments, procedures, tests and compile results for principal investigators.
  • Independently provide solutions to experimental questions and objectives.
  • Set up, operate, modify and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus.
  • Create written lab reports, data slides and scientific briefings in support of departmental briefings and conference presentations.
  • Perform required quality control procedures for every test done and keeps a record in the designated logbook or worksheet.
  • Present posters and attends conferences on behalf of the department at both internal and external research opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Required:

  • BS in Biology, Microbiology, Medical Technology or related field
  • 1+ years of experience in a Laboratory environment – long periods of standing, handle variety of chemicals
  • 2+ years of experience in an Animal research environment – MUST have animal handling responsibilities experience
  • Technical knowledge of microbiology, immunology, and current research technologies and practices
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and laboratory safety procedures
  • Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, graphic and email software
  • Skilled in the use of aseptic techniques
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable NACLC T3 security investigation

Preferred:

  • Ability to plan and prioritize work
  • Ability to pipette, use microscopes, and perform staining procedures
  • Ability to identify and distinguish different colors
  • Ability to correctly transcribe laboratory results
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures
  • Ability to interface with investigators, vendors, research staff
  • Knowledge of and skill in tissue culture technique and handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal.

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 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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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.

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.