Senior Biologist for Drug Discovery (WRAIR- In vitro Core)
GDIT is seeking a Senior Biologist for Drug Discovery (In Vitro Core) to support the mission of the Experimental Therapeutics (ET) Branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). The mission of the WRAIR Branch of Experimental Therapeutics is to discover and develop new pharmaceutical agents to protect military members from death, disease, and injury. The ET Branch is organized into three distinct departments which contribute to the different phases leading to FDA drug approval. The three comprising departments are the Departments of Drug Discovery, Drug Development, and Clinical Pharmacology.This position is in direct support of the Department of Drug Discovery. Specific tasks include:
- Manage and implement the evaluation of drugs in vitro.
- Function as the ET biological lead for the Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (CARB) program, performing in vitro laboratory management and experimental design and execution.
- Generate experimental protocols, study reports for FDA submissions, contribute to IACUC animal protocols, and formulate proposals for research funding that address Branch goals for antimicrobial (bacteria, malaria, leishmania, and other parasites as required) for drug discovery and development.
- Develop and oversee the execution of bacterial screening and target-based enzymatic assays for antimicrobial drug discovery and development.
- Initiate and maintain bacteria and parasite cultures for use in in vitro assays and animal studies.
- Design and oversee execution of molecular protocols for bacteria and parasite speciation and resistance analysis.
- Be responsible for tracking and assisting with project accounting and planning for project future requirements including requesting and preparing supply and equipment purchase documents for approval by the COR and ET leadership.
- Manage program/projects related to the tasks in the PWS.
- Attend and present at relevant national scientific conferences, if required by Department of Discovery.