Biological Technician I

CAMRIS International
Silver Spring, MD
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Accountant, IT
Specialty Trades
Full Time
CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.CAMRIS clients include US government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.CAMRIS International is seeking a Biological Technician I for an upcoming contract to provide basic and applied research support to the at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).Responsibilities:perform all steps associated with molecular engineering;perform all steps associated with protein expression, purification and characterization to include (but not limited to) fermentation, microfluidization, chromatography, methods for protein quality and quantitation assessment; gels and Western blots, and immunochemistry;perform all assays associated with immunochemical and immunological characterization of recombinant proteins;perform specialized humoral assays to include subunit, avidity, and isotyping ELISAs, IFA, Multiplex-based assays;perform and develop functional assays that determine the biological function of antibodies.;perform research on cellular immune responses using standard techniques such as ELISPOT, Multiplex based assays, Flow-Cytometry and shall perform aseptic tissue culture;prepare standards and solutions as tasked;maintain an accurate log of reagents, laboratory supplies and equipment;perform general laboratory administrative duties;perform standard animal handling techniques (rodents and nonhuman primates) as required;prepare oral and poster presentations for presenting at approved conference;give oral presentations at laboratory meetings;provide assistance with preparation of progress reports/technical reports and standard operating procedures;perform work closely with other Government, Military and Contractor personnel to develop, and gain approval of human and animal use protocols as are required for the performance of this task;perform laboratory tasks according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's);establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for assays;maintain and update laboratory notebooks and computer electronic files with detailed experimental plans, data and data analysis;maintain a clean and safe laboratory;maintain and operate Government owned equipment (ELISA plate washers and readers, Malverns Nanosight and DLS instruments, BIAcore affinity measurement equipment (such as the Attana), flow cytometers, cell counters, cell sorters, array readers, microfluidizers, fermentors, centrifuges, imaging systems, microscopes);maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations;attend institutional safety training and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer; andmaintain an appropriate, professional demeanor at all times and be able to work as a team member.1. BS degree in the biological sciences 2. Basic familiarity with technical laboratory tasks. Proficient technical ability and knowledge developing and conducting experiments in the area of molecular, biochemical, malaria parasitology or immunological assays. #cb