Research Scientist I (WRAIR Diagnostic Lab Services and Vector Control)

Silver Spring, MD
Apr 24, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Analyst, Research
Research, Science
Full Time
GDIT is seeking a Research Scientist I to support WRAIR's Diagnotic Laboratory Services and Vector Control group. The contractor shall have:


  1. Strong working knowledge in vector control along with vector control, malaria and dengue vector ecology and behavior.
  2. Ability to work with mosquitoes and other vectors and vector-borne diseases e. g. malaria, and dengue fever and to prepare and present research results at national and international meetings as well as manuscripts for publication in professional journals.
  3. Knowledge of storage and preparation, DNA/RNA extraction techniques, RT-PCR, qPCR, sequencing, LAMP, immunological assays (such as ELISA, Western Blot, etc).
  4. Knowledge of arthropod sample preparation is preferred, but not required.
  5. Knowledge of grant proposal writing for diagnostic or molecular biology applications
  1. PhD preferred in entomology, vector biology or related field.
  1. 8-10 years of related experience in scientific research, analysis and/or engineering.

 As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.