Bio Tech II (WRAIR Malaria Serology Lab)

Maryland, USA, Silver Spring
May 30, 2017
Jul 04, 2017
General Dynamics
Analyst, Business, IT

GDIT is seeking a Biological Technician II to support WRAIR's Malaria Serology Laboratory (MSL). The contractor shall assist in the conduct analysis of samples from preclinical and clinical studies to test and evaluate the immunogenicity and efficacy of malaria vaccine candidates. Specifically, the contractor shall:

  • Assist in assay development.
  • Perform data analysis when instructed by the principal investigator
  • Ensure sample and supply inventories are maintained and stocked, to include management of the Malaria Vaccine 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 serological assays to evaluate vaccine induced responses and report results, statistics and graphical presentations; and
  • Maintain 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).

  • MS or BS degree in the biological sciences

    Familiarity developing, troubleshooting, and conducting experiments in the area of molecular, biochemical, malaria parasitology or immunological assays. Technical skills and knowledge of molecular, biochemical, malaria parasitological or immunological assays as well as knowledge operating instrumentation required for this task.

    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.