Biologist (BSL-3)

Employer
GAP Solutions Inc
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 09, 2021
Closes
Jun 20, 2021
Ref
2236717105
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Position Objective: Provide services as a Biologist in support of the overall functions of the Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD) and the SARS-CoV-2 Virology Core (SVC) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The SVC is a high-containment research core embedded in the LVD that advances SARS-CoV-2 research on the NIH Bethesda campus by supporting collaborative research in the intramural community of the NIH.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct research in a BSL3 laboratory.
- Read and Follow protocols in the production of laboratory reagents.
- Perform mammalian cell culture aseptic techniques.
- Work with standard virological techniques that include virus enumeration (plaque and TCID50 assays) viral stock preparation, virus concentration and purification, scale-up, and characterization.
- Work with molecular biology techniques including quantitative PCR and molecular cloning with in next generation deep sequencing techniques.
- Proficient in the design and application of ELISA techniques to quantify viral antigens or in support of serology.
- Perform work with anti-viral compound screening using cell based assays.
- Perform assays to measure the functional properties of antibodies including neutralization assays.
- Maintain accurate laboratory records.
- Analyze, discuss, and interpret data with other members of the lab, and able to work independently and in a team environment
- Maintain lab supplies - order scientific reagents and equipment, such as obtaining price quotes, tracking of orders, inventory of materials, and restocking the laboratory.
- Maintain safe workplace and must adhere to all appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations.
- Strict adherence to all safety requirements and protocols in a high containment BSL-3 laboratory environment.
Basic Qualifications:
- Master's Degree plus 6 years' experience or a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years' experience
- Must complete and maintain a NIH Tier 3 elevated security clearance required for work in high containment laboratories and maintain of standing in the NIH Biosurety program
- Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including a PAPR
- Must be able to read, write, and understand English
- Must be able to receive required vaccinations
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
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: 4554

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