Scientist Associate

Clearance Level
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ116106

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular
FJob Description

GDIT has an opportunity for a laboratory scientist associate supporting research, diagnostics, and surveillance activities for a prospective client with the CDC in Atlanta GA.  In this role you will be required to perform routine laboratory tasks necessary for daily laboratory operations.  Candidates will assist in maintenance of laboratory supplies and reagents including ordering, receiving, stock preparation and validation of reagents, solutions, and standards prior to use.  You may be required to perform routine equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and validation and coordination with support contract staff as needed for ongoing maintenance and advanced troubleshooting.  You will also work under supervision to assists other research and laboratory personnel to perform routine and non-routing studies and procedures as well as other activities as required.  The ideal candidate must be well organized and able to maintain up to date laboratory records including notebooks and inventories.  These entry level positions require a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years work experience and include positions with expertise in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Virology, Genetics, and other related life science backgrounds.  Incumbents will be a member of a diverse small team. The ideal candidates will have a working knowledge of compliance with CLIA, ISO, and other industry standards and best practices for working in a regulated laboratory environment.  Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.  The position is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Assist with the management of GLP and research inventory, including performing regular cycle counts on materials, updating inventory sheets, restocking of supplies, adding supplies to the master order list when inventory is low, and submitting new suppliers for approval through the Quality Management System.
  • Assist with Master file assembly, organization, and administrative review for Candidate Vaccine Viruses generated under 21 CFR Part 58 regulations for Good Laboratory practices for Non-Clinical Laboratory Studies.
  • Receive, inspect and release incoming materials for use including obtaining appropriate certificates, scanning and archiving packaging slips and receiving records, reconcile materials received to what was ordered, management of inventory lists, and notification to team members of incoming materials received.
  • Receive and inspect new equipment including completion of inspection paperwork, updating master equipment lists, retrieving electronic copies of user manuals and ensuring implementation into the controlled document system.
  • Review and retrieval of calibration records for equipment from REMI and pipette calibration including review of pipette calibration reports for pipettes that fail calibration and completing out of calibration reports for supervisor review and approval.
  • Assist with the review and revision of documents, including biennial review of documents such as material reception records and equipment manuals.
  • Archival and organization of paper documents into the electronic archive, including scanning of documentation, verification of scans, electronic archival, indexing and scanning of laboratory notebooks, and other documentation as requested.
  • Routine cleaning and maintenance of laboratories including temperature monitoring, weekly cleaning, and eyewash maintenance.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, virology, immunology or related discipline and 1-2 years of directly related work experience..
  • Familiarity with general approaches of scientific study including experimental design, data analysis, documentation, and reporting/communication of outcomes. 
  • Familiarity with laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, equipment monitoring, inventory control documentation and protocol writing
  • Familiarity with LIMS [Laboratory Information Management Systems
  • Ability to follow safety procedures relating to handling of human samples and pathogens along with hazardous waste

Preferred Skills
  • Demonstrated ability in execution of scientific inquiry including experimental design, data analysis, documentation, and reporting/communication of outcomes 
  • Experience working in BSL2 or higher laboratory including use of appropriate aseptic techniques
  • Knowledge of laboratory and safety regulations including CLIA, ISO, and/or OSHA standards

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.