Biologist

Employer
GAP Solutions Inc
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 26, 2021
Ref
2246804464
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Fellowship
Salary Type
Salary
Position Objective: Provide services as a Biologist in support of the overall functions of the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), Virus Persistence and Dynamics Section (VPDS) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct research using the principles of basic molecular biology and high throughput sequencing.
- Perform tasks utilizing:
o Nucleic acid extraction
o PCR and reverse transcription PCR
o Sequencing library preparation
o Data analysis software, including Geneious or similar, used to generate multiple sequence alignments, analyze open reading frames, determine amino acid sequences, identify important mutations, and construct phylogenetic trees
- Interact with scientists from other organizations or institutions involved in similar or related research projects.
- Interact with students, post-doctoral fellows and non-doctoral research technicians on experimental design and laboratory-based methodologies.
- Design experimental approaches to provide critical evaluation of scientific data.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree, M.S. preferred, in life science from an accredited college or university
- Must have at least 2 years of full-time laboratory experience obtained after or concurrent with undergraduate degree
Minimum Qualifications:
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical staff
- Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by this position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
GAP Solutions provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job us at recruiting@gapsi.com . You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned.
GAP Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.
This position is contingent upon contract award.
Requisition ID: 4557

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