Scientist III, Environmental

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Employer
Chenega Corporation
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 15, 2021
Ref
2202364466
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Summary
Come join a company that strives for Extraordinary People and Exceptional Performance ! Chenega Professional & Technical Services , LLC , a Chenega Professional Services ' company, is looking for a Scientist III who will work with the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Laboratory in the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA *.* We are looking for creative, collaborative, experienced, and driven individuals to join our team!
Our company offers employees the opportunity to join a team where there is a robust employee benefits program, management engagement, quality leadership, an atmosphere of teamwork, recognition for performance, and promotion opportunities. We actively strive to channel our highly engaged employee's knowledge, critical thinking, and determination to innovate scalable solutions for our clients.??
Responsibilities
What you'll be doing:
- Development of new and improved methods to detect waterborne and environmentally acquired diseases.
- Develop new environmental sample collection, processing, and testing methods for various activities, including outbreak investigations and other investigations of suspected environmental contamination.
- Processing environmental samples to include water, wastewater, soil, sediment, biosolids, and filter samples
- Process various parameters including viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens, some toxins (in conjunction with CDC toxin labs), microbial indicators of fecal contamination, and water quality parameters (e.g., pH, turbidity).
- Conduct laboratory procedures and processes related to diagnosis of waterborne and environmentally acquired disease, detection of causative agents of disease, molecular subtyping of microbes, and pathogen discovery including systematic classification of parasitic pathogens
- Develop and test the usage of electronic laboratory subtyping surveillance systems to improve laboratory
- Develop and coordinate national and international training courses; building laboratory and epidemiologic capacity in other
- Maintain safe work environment and necessary inventory of supplies to maintain laboratory readiness for research and outbreak
- Ensure calibration of all necessary laboratory instruments and logs to ensure compliance with CDC's Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS)
- Ensure that incoming specimens are processed and triaged maintaining "chain of
- Provide field microbiology services during an outbreak response efforts during national and international free-living and intestinal disease
- Prepares and analyzes culture of viral and bacterial organisms in laboratory and environmental samples and
- Prepare samples using immunologic techniques and conducts parasite testing using conventional and fluorescence
- Prepare environmental samples for molecular
- Perform analysis of environmental samples for physical and chemical analyses using kits and
- Prepare sample analysis reports and scientific manuscripts
- Prepare environmental sampling materials and guidance documents and follows chain-of-custody procedures when receiving samples for
- Develop standard operating procedures for laboratory analytical methods and assists with implementing and maintaining quality management system
- Travel to present scientific findings at meetings, provide training to public health partners, and assist on outbreaks
Qualifications
What is required:
- Four (4) years of related experience in environmental sampling, aseptic technique, and culture-based laboratory analysis of environmental samples is required. Experience with implementing training programs, working in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) or with LMIC populations, and French language proficiency is preferred.
- A Master's degree in microbiology, biological science, public health, or another related field is preferred

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