Chief Scientist, Lab Diagnostics and Monitoring

Employer
General Dynamics Information Technology
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
May 15, 2018
Closes
May 25, 2018
Function
Executive, Chief
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
This Chief Scientist position is in support of the Department of Laboratory Diagnostics and Monitoring, Military HIV Research program and requires a senior Doctoral level Scientist to provide scientific leadership, and management skills in the provision of the following services:Leadership of research activities in the HIV Lab Diagnostics and Monitoring Program to include development of assays and validation and adaptation of commercial assays for prevalent and emerging infectious disease pathogens.Oversight of the design, development and validation of reagants, test kits, platforms and laboratory developed tests for use in prevalent and emerging infectious pathogen screening, confirmation, and monitoring.Authorship of specialized scientific and technical reportsDesign and prepare research protocols in accordance with relevant regulatory, laboratory and ethical policiesPreparation of presentations for national and international scientific forumsEducationDoctoral degree (PhD, ScD) in relevant scientific discipline.Qualifications10-15 years of related experience in scientific research, specifically in diagnostics, antivirals, and/or vaccinesDemonstrated knowledge and experience with cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) and material transfer agreements (MTAs)Significant record of publication in peer reviewed literature