Research Technician II (WRAIR-Walter Reed Biosystems Unit)

Silver Spring, MD
Apr 24, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time
GDIT is seeking a research Technician II to support WRAIR's Entomology Branch by performing the following tasks:

      Collect and process geospatial field vector surveillance data for adding to Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU’s) curated database of collection recordsEvaluate published surveillance data and collection records for inclusion in the databaseProcess for inclusion field surveillance data from WRBU collection activities as well as those of WRBU partners.Provide vector distribution maps, field data collection maps, predictive models, temporal estimates of occurrence, as well as other mapping products that are requested to support the development of vector disease risk assessments.Provide partner support for field collection data management.Maintain and support online fillable forms for partner use, to include partner account management, basic database management, coordination of effort between partners and WRBU’s geospatial mapping and data archival activity, and training support for the use of such products.Provide and support a vector field data surveillance archival repository for WRBU partners and for DoD vector surveillance data worldwide.In concert with the SI Office of Computer and Information Operations, shall provide WRBU day-to-day website maintenance and support to include front end management, online identification tools development and management, maintenance of a literature database, and management of online tutorial tools.Provide support for the development of online educational tools for vector specimen collection, processing, identification, and data managementEnsure that all submitted specimens to WRBU are properly processed and accessioned into the NMNH collections.Support the management of specimen loans and visitor requests for access to NMNH collections for which WRBU is responsible.

Education Bachelors Degree in a biological science with knowledge of museum or related curation projects.




  1. 2-5 years of related experience in scientific research, analysis and/or engineering.
  2. Data management experience and familiarity with online app development and database management.
  3. Knowledge of Arcview software for the production of geospatial maps.Museum curation familiarity specifically specimen processing, database management, and collections organization.
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