Avosys is a growing integrator of professional, technological and management solutions services. Founded in 1998, Avosys provides services nationwide to Federal, Commercial, Local and State clients. We recognize the foundation of our firm is our people and we continue to rise above our competition by hiring the best. Is it your calling to serve our Nations Heroes? Avosys is seeking a Molecular Biologist to provide services to the military and their families.Maximize family time with no weekend, Holiday, or on-call requirementsMaintain work-life balance with guaranteed 8-hour shiftsTake advantage of our competitive, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, long-term disability & 401(k)
Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories, setting up, operating, and maintaining laboratory instruments & equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations,and calculating/recording results.Perform DNA extraction from samples and analyze them for genetic variants associated with aeromedical conditions.Perform next generation sequencing, PCR, and microarray genotyping as needed in support of the projects research objectives characterizing aeromedical risk.Assist PHT staff in developing and optimizing procedures for genetic testing.Update/conduct review of scientific literature relevant to the research initiatives.Support experimental planning/design, protocol training and execution, and data collection and analysis.Support development, reporting, and editing of competitive, well-written, full drafts of research proposals, papers, and presentations as related to the project. Assist with the preparation, coordination, and submission of protocol-related documents to Institutional Review Boards (IRB) or Institutional Biosafety Committee.Support the preparation of reports of program initiatives as related to the project at the direction and input of PHT staff.Support the laboratory with other tasks as required to ensure proper function of the laboratory, including but not limited to communal solid waste disposal, and general laboratory maintenance procedures.
Mandatory QualificationsPossess a masters degree in a biological science with an emphasis in molecular techniques (molecular biology, biochemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, immunology, or similar) and between 2-5 years of post-graduate experience performing molecular biology research. Experience gained during graduate school may not be applied toward this or the requirements listed below.Demonstrated experience in molecular biology: nucleic acid extraction, PCR, protein characterization, gel electrophoresis, molecular cloning.Possess excellent organizational, management, and communications skills including writing ability.Demonstrated experience with advanced molecular characterization technologies: qRTPCR, microarray (Illumina, Affymetrix, Agilent, etc.), and/or next generation sequencing.Possess a documented history of scientific writing as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, and/or conference proceedings (abstracts, posters, oral presentations, session chairpersonships, or similar).Highly Desired QualificationsExperience with microbiology and/or analytical chemistry is preferable.