Scientist II - Biologist

Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
May 06, 2021
May 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Description
JRAD has an opening for a Scientist II - Biologist located in the Washington DC

Job Duties:
  • Analyzes environmental or air samples for acutely hazardous Biological and Chemical contamination
  • Operates and maintains biological laboratory equipment (e.g., Electrochemiluminescence (ECL), Capillary Electrophoresis, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) instruments) and performs basic maintenance and checks on common laboratory hardware/software systems and infrastructure
  • Operates automated liquid handling system (Biomek)
  • Uses Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for management of laboratory analytical data
  • Participates in laboratory proficiency testing activities as part of a strict Quality Management System (QMS) and maintains QAQC records to include performance charts, control limits, and detection and reporting limits for analytical methods governing use of laboratory instruments
  • Meticulously adheres to laboratory procedures, data management practices and safety protocols in accordance with Laboratory Quality Assurance Plans and safety policies/regulations
  • Supports formal audits of laboratory quality control systems and practices, the inspection of safety practices and the review of Job Hazard Analyses
  • Maintains inventory of lab supplies
  • Must be capable of working a flexible schedule, including starting early in the morning, working extended work days, and potential weekends and holidays on occasion, when necessary to support the mission.

Required Skills and Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in scientific discipline (biology, biochemistry, or similar) from accredited college or university
  • Must have more than 3 year of specific experience in sample preparations and quantitative analysis of environmental samples by methods such as PCR, ELISA, and capillary electrophoresis for hazardous bacteria, viruses and toxins
  • Must have demonstrated analytical laboratory skills as evidenced by participation in a Proficiency Test such as a Precision and Accuracy performance test or equivalent
  • Must have experience with quality management standards (e.g., ISO 17025 or similar), biological sample preparation methods, techniques, regulations, protocols, safety

When you work for JRAD you will never be just a number. We put people before profits!

JRAD is committed to the health and well-being of its employees. We offer more paid time off than the average company upon hire and the following benefits are available to all full-time employees:

• Health Insurance

• Dental Insurance

• Vision Insurance

• Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

• Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts for unreimbursed medical & dependent day care

• Disability Insurance

• 401K Plan

• Tuition Reimbursement

JRAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

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