Research Assistant I

Employer
General Dynamics Information Technology
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Oct 16, 2019
Closes
Oct 22, 2019
Ref
414047488
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
GDIT in seeking a Research Assistant I in support of the Naval Medical Research Center Infectious Disease Directorate (NMRC IDD). The mission of the NMRC IDD is to research and develop countermeasures to protect Navy and Marine Corps personnel against infectious agents of military importance. This position would provide support to the NMRC IDD Wound Infections Department by carrying out laboratory research procedures for working with multidrug resistant bacteria causing traumatic wound infections. Specific responsibilities include: Uses independent judgment to perform basic to advanced bacteriology and immunology procedures to include pipetting, bacteriology isolation techniques, staining slides and microscope work, tissue culture, flow cytometry, serological assays, and molecular biology techniques. Assist with small and large animal experimental procedures in accordance with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approved protocols. Assist with research experiments, procedures, tests and compile results for principal investigators. Independently provides solutions to experimental questions and objectives. Set up, operate, modify and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus. Creates written lab reports, data slides and scientific briefings in support of departmental briefings and conference presentations. Performs required quality control procedures for every test done and keeps a record in the designated logbook or worksheet. Presents posters and attends conferences on behalf of the department at both internal and external research opportunities. Performs other duties as assigned BS in Biology, Microbiology, Medical Technology or related field 0+ Laboratory environment - long periods of standing, handle variety of chemicalsAnimal research environment - animal handling responsibilities Technical knowledge of microbiology, immunology, and current research technologies and practices Knowledge of laboratory equipment and laboratory safety procedures Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, graphic, email software, Skilled in the use of aseptic techniques Ability to plan and prioritize work Ability to pipette, use microscopes, and perform staining procedures Ability to identify and distinguish different colors Ability to correctly transcribe laboratory results Ability to follow standard operating procedures Ability to interface with investigators, vendors, research staff Knowledge of and skill in tissue culture technique and handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal. For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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