Scientist Associate

Clearance Level
None
Category
Scientists
Location
Frederick, Maryland

REQ#: RQ102580

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

GDIT is seeking a Laboratory Technician to support the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Bacteriology Division. The Bacteriology Division mission is to conduct basic and applied research on specified bacterial threats resulting in scientific data to support medical solutions to protect the war fighter.  Their vision is to be a team-oriented scientific body and provide cutting-edge medical research for the war fighter against bacterial threats.
 
The Laboratory Technician provides laboratory support with laboratory experiments in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories and thus must hold and maintain BPRP status; IAW the provisions in this contract and applicable regulations.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for BSL-3 laboratory operations and training in animal manipulations
  • Assist in establishing new active material transfer agreements and cooperative research and development agreements with pharmaceutical companies/ universities. Perform in vitro Minimum Inhibition Concentration (MIC) tests of potential therapeutic compounds against Tier 1 bacteria to include Bacillis anthracis (anthrax); Yersinia pestis (plague); Fransicella tularensis (tularemia); Burkholderia mallei (glanders); and Burkholderia pseudomallei (meliodosis).
  • Participate in BSL-2 PK mouse studies; to include preparation of antibiotics for administration; administering drugs and vaccines; orally and by intraparitoneal injections. Upon execution of the experiment; contractor will perform animal health exams to ensure study was in compliance with IACUC approved protocols.
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings and assist in development and design with current and future in vitro and in vivo work.
  • Assist with data collection and analysis for posters to be presented at scientific conferences which may require work to be performed outside normal business hours.

Requirements:

  • B.S. in a scientific discipline
  • Experience executing scientific studies including: plaque assays; PCR and other assays; animal procedures
  • Experience in collection/data analyzing
  • Experience maintaining laboratory and laboratory equipment
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable Public Trust security investigation prior to start date.

Preferred:

  • Experience with Infectious Diseases
  • Experience in a BSL 2 and/or BSL 3 lab

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This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.

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.