Laboratory Manager

Clearance Level
San Antonio, Texas

REQ#: RQ68825

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

GDIT s military health team is HIRING a Laboratory Manager to support the 59th Medical Wing (MDW), located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology (ST) office 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.

Learn more about the 59th MDW HERE

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Required: B.S in Biological Sciences or a closely related field; Masters highly preferred. An Associate’s degree in biological sciences with a minimum of 10 current years of experience will be considered.
  • 5 years’ minimum relevant experience.
  • Proven expertise in working with biological specimens and animal tissue.
  • Must successfully complete AALAS accreditation training for working with laboratory animals and remain current.
  • IATA training must be successfully completed within 6 months of hire.
  • Must successfully complete CITI training and remain current.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with increased responsibilities that are directly related to the assigned biological laboratory and/or conducting small/large animal surgeries and/or coordinating laboratory needs including scheduling, supplies and personnel for surgeries.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience leading and/or supervising laboratory personnel and activities.
  • Operational knowledge of advanced lab equipment.
  • Working knowledge of computing equipment to include physiological data acquisition and analysis.


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