Laboratory Manager (Translational Research)

Clearance Level
San Antonio, Texas

REQ#: RQ103327

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

GDIT’s Military Health Team is hiring a Laboratory Manager (translational research) in support of the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW). The 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology (ST) 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.

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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 (required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a closely related field AND 5+ years of relevant experience OR Associate’s degree in biological sciences AND 10+ years of relevant experience will be considered.
  • 5 + years of experience with increased responsibilities that are directly related to the assigned biological laboratory and/or conducting small/large animal surgeries (swine) and/or coordinating laboratory needs including scheduling, supplies and personnel for surgeries.
  • 2+ years of experience leading and/or supervising laboratory personnel and activities.
  • Proven expertise in working with biological specimens and animal tissue.
  • Willing to successfully complete AALAS accreditation training for working with laboratory animals shortly after being hired.
  • IATA training must be successfully completed within 6 months of hire.
  • Must successfully complete CITI training and remain current..
  • Working knowledge of computing equipment to include physiological data acquisition and analysis.
  • US citizensh with the ability to pass a T3 security investigation.

What Would Be Even Better (preferred):

  • Masters degree,  highly  preferred. 


  • 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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