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Sr. Scientist Microbiology / Bioengineering / Animal or Human Physiology

Gryphon Technologies
South, Virginia, US
Closing date
Feb 2, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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Gryphon Technologies is a premier engineering and technical services provider supporting National Security programs. Gryphon is the federal Governments partner working in support of mission critical systems in every phase of their lifecycle. We are proud of our ability to help shape tomorrow, while ensuring todays U.S. and coalition forces can carry out their critical missions and tasks.Gryphon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.As required by Executive Order 14042, Federal contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employees work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.

We provide Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, VA. For sixty years, DARPA has held to a singular and enduring mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. We have an immediate need for a Sr. Scientist / Engineer in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Candidates will support the development and management of new and existing programs focused on creating systems that incorporate engineered biological components to address material degradation, develop novel materials, and optimize warfighter readiness. Ideal candidates for this position will have experience in one or more of the following disciplines, with the breadth of expertise to assess and inform a range of technologies and potential applications: (1) Human/microbiome interactions (e.g., skin, gut), (2) Microbial/microbiome Engineering (e.g., environmental, animal, human) and/or (3) Physiological adaptations for extreme environments (e.g., temperature, altitude). Candidates having prior government contracting support experience, experience in development of new start programs, source selection, and interactions with program performers at DARPA organizations, are preferred. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new fields and sufficient breadth of expertise to assess technologies across a range of applications.Duties will include but are not limited to:Supporting a program(s) within the Biological Technologies OfficeBriefing support and general administrative actions in support of the program(s)Data analysisTravel may be required up to 10% of the time

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Ability to obtain and maintain a minimum Secret DoD Security Clearance clearance, active clearances are preferred.Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the following or related areas: Micrbiology, Bioengineering, Animal/Human Physiology or other relevant field.Excellent organization and communication are required as is the ability to coordinate disparate, parallel tasks related to different programs. Candidates must be willing grow beyond the specialty acquired in their formal education/training via ad hoc learning of new technical domains reflective of program requirements.Candidates should be able to perform rapid review of unfamiliar technical literature to identify the state-of-art technologies, their limitations and promises, and the parties responsible for their development. A wide variety of tasks are associated with this position, including briefing support, data analysis, and general administrative duties. U.S. Citizenship required.
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