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Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.
Lexington, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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Full time
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Position Summary

Odyssey Systems is currently looking for a Biologist who will support the Biological and Chemical Technologies Group, at our customer's facility in Lexington, MA.

The Biological & Chemical Technologies Group develops advanced biological and chemical technologies to address urgent national security challenges.

Capabilities within the Group include molecular, cellular, and synthetic biology; microbiome engineering; rapid DNA sequencing; bioinformatics; analytical chemistry; organic chemistry; mass spectrometry; laser spectroscopy; microfluidics; and rapid prototyping. These capabilities are applied to solving high-priority problems spanning chemical, biological, and explosives (CBE) detection and attribution; pathogen identification and characterization; point-of-care diagnostics; molecular intelligence; biosecurity; and DNA forensics. This multidisciplinary team works to solve hard problems using innovative bio/chemical engineering and analytics.


Duties include, but not limited to:

Able to apply biological methods, approaches, and technologies to address critical biomedical and forensic challenges in the defense, intelligence, and homeland protection communities.
Seeking an experienced, motivated research associate to work with staff to design and execute research and development efforts that support programs in cell biology, molecular biology, and bioengineering.
The position involves working both independently and in project teams alongside experts in molecular, cellular, and synthetic biology, immunology and bioinformatics to achieve project goals.


Citizenship: Must be a US Citizen

Clearance: Interim Secret Clearance to start

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 2+ years of professional experience

At least two (2) years of professional experience
BA or BS in biology, biochemistry or realted field
Participate in projects that focus on building and testing engineered biological systems for a number of applications including biocontainment and biological agent detection.
In a laboratory setting, conduct biological research as part of a larger research team.
Execute biological laboratory procedures, perform preliminary data analysis and present results to team members and leads, and participate in technical trouble shooting and brainstorming activities.
Work closely with experts in synthetic, molecular, and micro- biology, as well as bioinformatics, and rapid prototyping.
Demonstrated experience with one or more bench biology skill sets (e.g., molecular biology and microbiology).

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and graphical) are highly desired.
Experience with Microsoft Excel
DNA amplification
DNA cloning
DNA purification
Immunological assays and methods
Preparation of reagents and materials
Standard culture platforms
Analysis and interpretation of results
MS Excel

Additional Information:

This position will start as fully onsite but will potentially have opportunities in the future for hybrid work. Final schedule to be determined by the Hiring Manager
1st round interview will be a Zoom call with the Hiring Manager. 2nd round will be a Zoom call with additional team members as needed.


Company Overview

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.

Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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