Jr. Scientist

Employer
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Oct 15, 2021
Closes
Oct 18, 2021
Ref
147384902
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Position Summary Odyssey Systems is committed to providing world class technical, management, and scientific support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized for driving projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support. We are seeking a Jr. Scientist to support research programs and projects at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). Responsibilities Odyssey is seeking a Jr. Scientist to support the Wound Infections Department (WID) at WRAIR. WID aims to deliver specific countermeasures for infection of combat wounds pre-injury, at the point-of-injury, and post-injury, in support of the following activities. Duties include, but not limited to: Design and develop novel small molecule antibiotics against MDR organisms of military relevance Identify novel small-molecule drug candidates through in silico screening of commercially available chemical databases and molecular modeling of drug candidates for enhancement Design and develop monoclonal antibodies and vaccines against MDR organisms of military relevance Design and develop Bacteriophage cocktails for the treatment of MDR organism infection of military relevance Develop and establish polytrauma animal models involving infection Centralize and standardize inventory characterization and reporting of MDR organisms and bacteriophage Conduct gene-deletion or mutagenesis studies on bacterial isolates Implement high-throughput whole genome sequencing Design and deploy bioinformatics pipelines and analytical approaches Communicate research findings to stakeholders, enterprise clients, collaborators, the scientific community and the general public as well as by drafting and coordinating patents, grants, manuscripts, periodic and special reports and other relevant reports (eg, MIC results) routinely Design novel polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and genomic assays and algorithms for detecting resistance determinants Prepare and manage research proposals to NIH and other relevant funding agencies Examples of technical research support requirements may include but not limited to the expertise of Traumatologists of Physiology and Immunology, Phage Biologists, Microbiologists, Structural Biologists, Microbial virulence scientists, Microbial Geneticists, Immunologists, Molecular biologists, Bioinformatics, Animal Research Scientists, Post-doctoral positions across all areas of focus and Laboratory technicians with advanced skill sets. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Must be a US Citizen BS or MS in Microbiology, Immunology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other related scientific field. 3-5 years of related experience #LI-AW1 Company Overview Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support. Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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