Molecular Laboratory Technician

Clearance Level
None
Category
Research
Location
San Diego, California
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Laboratory Operations

Molecular Biology

Surveillance

REQ#: RQ172319
Public Trust: None
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's Military Health team is looking for a Molecular Lab Technician in support of the Navy Health Research Center (NHRC). You will be trusted to work on providing support services for operational infectious disease surveillance, accredited clinical laboratory testing, diagnostic evaluations, clinical research support and scientific research services. As the Navy hub for the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, the NHRC Operational Infectious Diseases Directorate conducts on-going, laboratory-based surveillance of US military populations in unique environments to quantify and study the etiology of infectious illnesses.HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT:
  • Support surveillance of operational infectious diseases that affect DoD personnel in coordination with federal agencies, local governments, research organizations, and universities at locations around the world.
  • Provide operational support, to include analytical evaluations and prospective clinical evaluations, for diagnostic evaluations, clinical studies, and/or clinical trials sponsored by Federal Agencies or private companies, subject to final GS or military approval.
  • Provide rapid assessment, which may require deployment/TAD travel outside of the local 50 mile radius, in cases of national emergency or infectious disease outbreaks, as they occur and provide appropriate personnel and response task forces with information that can be used to develop effective short term and long term solutions
  • Collect, test, analyze and archive specimens from ongoing surveillance programs and special investigations among military personnel or civilians (recruits, forces afloat, deployed forces, outbreaks of concern, DoD dependents and border populations).
  • Collect specimens from subje­­­cts enrolled in surveillance protocols including but not limited to nasal washes, nasal swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, and blood samples through venous phlebotomy or capillary finger stick.
  • Provide subjects information on how to self-collect stool samples and rectal swabs.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED:
  • Education: BA/BS in a scientific field OR AS Degree and MUST have MLT (ASCP) certification
  • Required Skills: 2+ years experience collecting, testing, analyzing and archiving specimens
  • Experience with Molecular biology
  • Preferred Skills: MLT or MLS (ASCP) or CLS certification preferred with all education levels
  • Experience collecting, testing, analyzing and archiving specimens for surveillance programs is strongly preferred
  • Experience with surveillance of operational infectious diseases is strongly preferred
  • Security Clearance Level: Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a secret clearance
  • Location: onliste in San Diego
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship Required
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
  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities
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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

2 + years of related experience

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

Certification

Travel Required

None

Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely hourly rate for this position is between $21.16 - $31.74. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.