Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Scientist

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ71190

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular
GDIT is seeking a Molecular Genetics Research Scientist in support of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Bacterial Diseases Branch, in the Wound Infections Department (WID). The mission of this department  is to defeat combat related wound infections and research efforts are focused delivering novel solutions as prophylactics and/or treatments for combating Multidrug-resistant (MDR) infections.Duties include, but not limited to:
  • Serve as an investigator with scientific and technical skills for the research and development of novel medical countermeasures against wound infections.
  • Serve as technical expert in the microbial pathogenesis and related virulence factors in animal or clinical trial protocols.
  • Serve as technical expert in the host and immune response to immune modulation and/or infectious disease in animal or clinical trial protocols.
  • Serve as the technical expert to investigate microbial colonization and explore novel methods to mitigate infection.
  • Assist in establishing new techniques in the laboratory based on information provided in the scientific literature supporting the technical research areas to include but not limited to Traumatology, Physiology and Immunology, Phage Biology, Microbiology, Structural Biology, Microbial Virulence, Microbial Genetics, Immunology, Molecular biology, Bioinformatics and Animal models.
  • Draft research protocols and grant proposals for scientific review and conduct the approved research.
  • Observe, instruct and validate technician performance.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of research done in accordance with contract requirements to include modifications.
  • Submit reports and data summaries as requested and prepare research results for presentation and publication in the scientific literature.
  • Comply with occupational health and safety standards and other applicable regulations and guidelines which may include medical surveillance.
  • Attend and participate in seminars, scientific conferences, and meetings.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or MS in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other related scientific field.
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: microbial genetics and pathogenesis, cloning and purification methods


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