Information Technologist (WRAIR-Compound Repository & Informatics)

Silver Spring, MD
May 02, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
Full Time
GDIT is seeking an Information Technologist (Compound Repository & Informatics) 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 Development. Specific tasks include:

    Provide technical support for laboratory information management system (LIMS) design, administration, security and information assurance
    Work directly with Branch researchers to provide information management support and services for ongoing drug discovery and development efforts.
    Function as a liaison between the customer, the Experimental Therapeutics Branch, and the WRAIR Division of Information Management in an effort to ensure all IT operations are in compliance with Army Information Assurance requirements.
    Serve as the lead technical representative to migrate data from the legacy chemical information system (retired) to the existing third-party laboratory information management system (LIMS).
    Serve as the primary technical liaison between the Branch and third-party vendors providing the LIMS and server operation to include: overall system monitoring and reporting to COR; serving as the technical contact during the resolution of any system problems; providing local technical support to users; and performing as the Branch’s technical expert on any proposed changes to the system. The contractor shall acquire training required to obtain and maintain technical expertise in the listed above. All continuing education requirements shall be submitted for approval by the COR >60 days in advance.
    While serving as an IT liaison, the contractor shall ensure conduct will be professional and strive to keep communications clear, concise, and meet the objectives of the customer.
    Attend and present at relevant national scientific conferences, if required by the Government.


Certification requirements: Shall formerly hold (or be able to achieve within one year) either the Security+ or the GSEC Security Certification for compliance with DoD Directive 8570 specifying the training, certification, and management of government employees who conduct Information Assurance functions.

Knowledge Base: Have working knowledge of LIMS and server operation. The contractor shall work directly with Branch researchers to provide information management support and services for ongoing drug discovery and development efforts.  Shall ensure that the customer, the Division of Experimental Therapeutics, and WRAIR are in compliance with all Army Information Assurance Requirements. Shall manage the migration of historical data into the LIMS. Shall monitor the overall system, and serve as the liaison for the resolution of any issues or proposed changes to the LIMS.

Physical Capabilities: Ability to utilize office automation equipment, including computers and network servers.

Work environment: Will work in an office setting

Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Qualifications 2-5 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

  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.