Scientist - Drug Development
Overview: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established, thriving professional services firm in the Washington DC Metro area with a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to top decision makers across the Federal government. Our cadre of outstanding professionals conduct state of the art work and focus on delivering results that matter to national security. SPA advises and assists the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on the development, test and fielding of leading edge technologies to counter weapons of mass destruction (WMD). DTRA delivers these game-changing technologies to warfighters across all Combatant Commands (CCMDs) including the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). SPA provides expertise to deter, deny or defeat chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) threats. SPA subject matter experts (SMEs) also advise on technologies designed to support threat understanding, detection, identification, and characterization; protection of military and civilian populations and consequence management. #CJ #IN123 Responsibilities: Serves as a technical/scientific resource on projects by providing R&D analysis to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Research and Development Chemical Biological Directorate with emphasis on chemical and biological threats. Provide A&AS on basic principles for drug/vaccine development, FDA, drug development, animal rule, therapeutic, manufacturing technologies and platform understanding, pathogen/toxin interaction, characterization. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge of vaccine and therapeutics. Prepares technical documentation and presentations to explain the approach, associated assumptions, and conclusions of scientific investigations. Review proposals, technical reports, experimental or theoretical techniques, scientific studies, and statements of work to ensure technical validity and evaluate current and emerging chemical medical defense technologies. Assist leadership with decision making analysis. Evaluate all project aspects, including design, development, execution, and implementation of chemical medical countermeasure research and development and regulatory approval requirements. Understanding capability gaps and assisting in setting project and product-level strategy and priorities, ensuring portfolios are responsive and mapped to program goals. Travel is expected (10% to 25%). Qualifications: Masters degree in biology (microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, genetics, virology, immunology, toxicology, pathology, medical science, veterinarian science). 15 years related experience involving application of scientific principles. Excellent communication skills (oral and written). Secret level clearance with the ability to maintain throughout time of employment. Desired Skills: PhD; Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP); experience Demonstrated understanding of animal rule, vaccine development, manufacturing technologies. TS clearance with the ability to maintain throughout time of employment. 15 years of experience in related scientific field. 10 years of CBDP experience. Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamics familiarity.