Biological Tech / Lab Manager - Malaria Serology
GDIT is seeking a Biological Technician III to support WRAIR's Malaria Serology Laboratory. The contractor shall conduct analysis of samples from preclinical and clinical studies to test and evaluate the immunogenicity and efficacy of malaria vaccine candidates. The clinical trials may be performed with collaborative partners. Specifically, the contractor shall:
- Oversee all operational aspects of the MSL; not limited to, but including ordering laboratory supplies, and equipment, maintaining accurate freezer inventory at on and offsite locations along with specimen retrieval at offsite location.Assist in assay developmentEnsure smooth daily workflow by assigning tasks to oversee completion of sample analysis by techniciansPerform data analysis when instructed by the principal investigatorEnsure sample and supply inventories are maintained and stocked, to include management of the Branch’s 21 CFR, Part 11 compliant electronic freezer inventory database;Maintain a safe work environment at all times, ensuring all contractor employees are fully trained on safety measures and procedures; It may be necessary for the contractor to travel off site to perform functions related to the offsite freezer farm. These duties may include, but are not limited to: processing and storage of specimen collections and/or retrieval of specimen, while maintaining accurate documentation of offsite freezer inventory.Perform work closely with other Government and Contractor personnel to plan, develop, and gain approval of such human and animal use protocols as are required for the performance of this task; Assist with the preparation of periodic manuscripts, posters, grant proposals, and progress reports to funding organizations or other agencies as requiredPerform and develop serological assays to evaluate vaccine induced responses and report results, statistics and graphical presentations; andMaintain and operate Government owned equipment (ELISA plate washers and readers, BIAcore affinity measurement equipment (such as the Attana), flow cytometers, cell counters, cell sorters, array reader, microfluidizer, fermentor, centrifuges, imaging systems, microscopes).
- Bachelors Degree in a scientific discipline. Masters Degree preferred.
- 2-5 years of related experience in scientific research, analysis and/or engineering.
- Knowledge of laboratory and immunological assay development. and molecular, biochemical, parasitological and immunological assays. Knowledge of laboratory management, supplies ordering/procurement with training and use of the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS), Electronic Centralized Acquisition Tool (ECAT), and Medical Master Catalog (MMC) systemsExperience designing and validating parameters for ELISA assay development and testing.GCLP, GLP certifications desiredFamiliarity with Softmax Pro/GxP, Spectramax 340PC use and maintenance, BioTek ELx405 and LS use and maintenance, 21 CFR Part 11 compliant data base system, Datatron systems training